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RADT121 Radiation Therapy Practice I

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Medical and radiation therapy terminology, legal and ethical issues, surface and planar anatomy, linear accelerator use and radiation therapy techniques, qualities and skills in establishing healthcare professional-patient relationships, radiobiology.

Paper title Radiation Therapy Practice I
Paper code RADT121
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.0917
Points 11 points
Teaching period First Semester (3 February 2020 - 12 June 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $763.49
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,837.74

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Limited to
Teaching staff
Billie Mudie
Joiner, M. and van der Kogel, A. (2009) Basic Clinical Radiobiology (4th Edition). Hodder Arnold, London
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of medical and radiation therapy terminology
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of planar anatomy
  3. Describe and discuss legal and ethical issues related to radiation therapy and patient care
  4. Describe and discuss linear accelerator use
  5. Demonstrate routine radiation therapy techniques
  6. Describe core qualities and skills involved in establishing a healthcare professional-patient relationship in the radiation therapy setting
  7. Describe the radiobiology of normal tissues and tumours

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First Semester (3 February 2020 - 12 June 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system