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Clinical studies 1 (4 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit will provide a systematic introduction to the clinical setting, the profession of radiation therapy, the equipment that is utilised within the department and the role and function of the member of the radiation therapy team. It will also address personal and patient safety in the clinical setting including infection control, and focus the attention of the student upon anatomical reference sites, palpating the patient and the methods of tattooing used in the clinical centre. The unit will also address fundamental human communication theory and the ways these theories influence professional interactions with patients and their families or carers.

Assessment: Reflective case notes: 15% + Practical skill assessment: 20% + Implementation of infection control and workplace safety: 15% + Extended patient care study: 25% + Assignment: 25%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Placement for 5 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (4 weeks academic credit, 1 week professional credit).

Prerequisites: Admission into the Master of Radiation Therapy course

Corequisites: RTS4000, RTS4010

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