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    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.

    RADT402 is the second paper in this qualification, and introduces students to the wider literature on patient centered and whanau centered care. The paper discusses how these can be developed in a radiation therapy setting. 

    About this paper

    Paper title Patient Centred Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    RADX 402
    Limited to

    Suitable for Radiation Therapy graduates and health professional graduates with experience in the relevant field of healthcare.

    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Peter Larsen

    Aidan Leong

    Paper Structure

    This paper is structured around a series lectures, tutorials and student led presentations. 

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely. 

    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 understand:

    • Approaches to improving patient-centred care during radiation therapy
    • How to develop, implement and evauate patient-centred and whānau-centred care models
    • Use of patient-reported outcome measures to assess patient-centred care in radiation therapy
    • How to implement, evaluate and respond to patient-reported outcome measures


    Semester 2

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