RADY 3031


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To further provide students with Radiation Therapy specific theory and knowledge of less common treatment sites and techniques and specialities in radiation therapy.

Course content

Head and neck cancer treatment techniques; paediatric malignancies and cranio-spinal irradiation; special requirements of children, adolescents and their families; radiation therapy specialities including total body irradiation; new technologies in Radiation Therapy; rationale and technique for radiation therapy treatment to haematological and lymphatic malignancies and how they are related to: the radiobiological effect of radiation on tumour cells and normal tissue; anatomy; physiology; and pathology including grade, stage and mode of spread; quality assurance in radiation therapy; documentation standards and practice; random and systematic set-up error; incident reporting referring to ARPANSA; image matching in IGRT; electron beam planning and simulation; strategies applicable to examining patients with varying degrees of emotional duress; national protocols published on safety and quality in health care.


Bridge, P & Tipper, DJ 2017, CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy, 2nd, M & K Publishing, Keswick

Hoskin, P (Ed) 2019, Radiotherapy in Practice: External Beam Therapy, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Washington CM, Leaver DT, Trad M. 2021, Washington and Leaver's Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 5th, Elsevier


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHYS 2007 Physics for Medical Radiation 300
RADY 2008 Human Anatomy 201 (Gross and Sectional)
RADY 3030 Radiation Therapy Studies 3
RADY 3032 CT and PET Imaging



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 6 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Tutorial 2 x 1 hour x 6 weeks
Practical 4 x 1.5 hour x 5 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Case study, Examination, Learning log/Journal, Project, Skills demonstration


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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