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Clinical studies 2 (4 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Clayton Summer 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Introduction to treatment and simulation approaches used in treatment of skin cancer, bony and brain metastases and cancer of the bladder and rectum. Facilitates student involvement in treatment or simulation of a patient who has a palliative intent using a single field, treatment or simulation of a patient who is receiving a single electron field and treatment or simulation of a patient who is being treated with parallel-opposed fields. Also facilitates student involvement in the treatment or simulation of a patient in which up to 4 fields are used or where MLCs or shielding is required and addresses cultural and religious diversity of patients presenting for radiation therapy treatment.

Assessment: Reflective case notes: 30% + Practical skills assessments: 30% + Dose distribution calculation exercises, quality assurance & verification procedures: 15% + Patient care study: 25%

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

Prerequisites: RTS4000, RTS4010, RTS4012

Corequisites: RTS4020, RTS4021

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