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Clinical studies 6 (4 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit is the final clinical studies' unit and builds upon the foundations established in the three Radiation Therapy and Planning units and the clinical expertise developed in the previous five Clinical Studies units. This unit will facilitate the attainment of competeny in the delivery of radiation treatment to patients receiving breast or chest wall irradiation, lung or oesophagus cancer, gynaecological or testicular cancer, sarcoma (extremities), head and neck cancer, a primary brain tumour, prostate cancer, haematological disease as well as palliative care to patients. Finally the unit requires the student to treat or simulate/plan four complex patients with four fields or more.

Assessment: Reflective case notes: 20% + Competency based clinical assessments: 50% + Two assignments: 30%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Placement for 14 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (5 weeks academic credit, 9 weeks professional credit).

Prerequisites: RTS5020, RTS5022

Corequisites: RTS5024

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