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RADT121 Radiation Therapy Practice I

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 Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 16 June 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $806.59
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Teaching staff
Billie Mudie

Washington, C.M. and Leaver, D.T. (2020). Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy. (5th Edition). Mosby, St Louis, Missouri.

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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

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Semester 1 (20 February 2023 - 16 June 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system