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RADT401 Applied Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice

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.

RADT401 is the first paper in this qualification and aims to give students an indepth opportunity to apply evidence and quality improvement principles to an area of clinical practise in radiation therapy. 

Paper title Applied Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
Paper code RADT401
Subject Radiation Therapy
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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RADX 401
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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 be able to:

  • Evaluate current clinical practice against best clinical evidence
  • Understand the processes involved in developing clinical guidelines and protocols
  • Understand how to evaluate aspects of clinical practice
  • Understand the role of clinical audit in enhancing quality of clinical care

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Semester 1

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