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RADT401 Applied Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice

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Cancer cell biology, radiobiology, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy. History taking and clinical assessment. Evidence based treatment and toxicities of breast, prostate, cervix/endometrial and colo-rectal sites. Symptom management.

Paper title Applied Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
Paper code RADT401
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,776.75

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RADX 401
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Patries Herst

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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

On the completion of this paper the successful student will be able to

  • Discuss the principles of radiobiology for healthy and cancerous tissues
  • Discuss the relevance of effective history taking and clinical assessment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current evidence-based treatments for breast, prostate, cervix/endometrial and colo-rectal cancers
  • Evaluate the toxicities and symptom management that may occur with treatments to the breast, prostate, cervix/endometrial and colo-rectal cancers
  • Evaluate a range of case studies of patients with breast, or prostate, or cervix/endometrial, or colo-rectal cancers and discuss the choice of treatment
  • Demonstrate the importance of reflective practice in the clinical setting

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system