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RADT213 Advanced Healthcare Communication

Perceptions of pain, management of pain, psychosocial impact of terminal illness, coping, personal management strategies.

Paper title Advanced Healthcare Communication
Paper code RADT213
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.0833
Points 10 points
Teaching period Second Semester (6 July 2020 - 6 November 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $693.56
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,486.19

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RADT 125 and RADT 126
Limited to
Teaching staff

Jane Brook


Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology. Ann Berger (Ann M.); John L. Shuster; Jamie H. Von Roenn; Ovid Technologies, Inc. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2013

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
  • Describe factors that may influence an individual's perception of pain, including cancer-related pain (curative and palliative), and relate these to the role of the radiation therapist
  • Identify non-pharmacological methods of pain management and relate these to the role of the radiation therapist
  • Discuss the psychosocial impact of terminal illness on an individual and their family
  • Identify appropriate responses to individuals and their family who are coping with terminal illness
  • Discuss appropriate personal management strategies to lessen the impact on self of working with patients who are in pain and/or terminally ill
  • Discuss the impact of delivering palliative treatment on teams

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Second Semester (6 July 2020 - 6 November 2020)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system