RADY 2011


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To provide students with Radiation Therapy specific theory and knowledge of treatment principles prior to an initial clinical placement.

Course content

Introduction to cancer: review of epidemiology, pathology and staging of malignancy; principles and modalities of cancer treatment; nomenclature and terminology; treatment sheet documentation, basic technical skills and land-marking; palliation: metastatic disease; palliative treatment techniques; whole brain and emergency radiation therapy treatment; breast cancer and treatment techniques; simple planning techniques and basic dosimetry calculations; imaging for diagnosis, digital imaging and PACS; staging and planning; introduction to dose and fractionation and application of radiobiology knowledge; cancer patients and grief.


Mayles, P, Nahum, A.E. & Rosenwald, J.C. 2021, Handbook of Radiotherapy Physic: Theory and Practice, 2nd, CRC Press

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


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MEDI 2006 Pathology for Medical Radiation
PHYS 1016 Physics for Medical Radiation 1
HLTH 1026 Medical Radiation Clinical Human Anatomy



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 1.5 hours x 11 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 3 weeks

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


Assignment, Examination, Practical assessment


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

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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