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RADT402 Patient Centred Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice

Quality of life assessment, supportive cancer care, cultural safety. Clinical reasoning. Evidenced based treatment and toxicities of head and neck, thorax and central nervous system sites. Symptom management.

Paper title Patient Centred Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
Paper code RADT402
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,801.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,869.50

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Restriction
RADX 402
Limited to
PGCertHealSc
Teaching staff

Hazel Neser

Textbooks
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
  • Explain the value of assessing cancer patients' quality of life during treatment
  • Discuss management of cancer patients' psychosocial needs as part of supportive care practice as per Ministry of Health (2011) Guidelines
  • Discuss the application of cultural competence in own professional practice
  • Discuss the relevance of clinical reasoning and the decision to treat
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current evidence-based treatments for head and neck, thorax and central nervous system cancers
  • Evaluate the toxicities and symptom management that may occur with treatments to head and neck, thorax and central nervous system cancers
  • Evaluate a range of case studies of patients with head and neck, thorax and central nervous system cancers and discuss the choice of treatment
  • Demonstrate the importance of reflective practice in the clinical setting
Contact
rtenquiries.uow@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2019

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle