MMR4012 - Clinical studies 1
4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Ms Caroline Wright
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.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate and communicate a broad and critical conceptual understanding of:
Reflective case reports related to patient interactions (30%) Clinical Skill Assessment in respect to patient palpation & tattooing (20%)
Off Campus Attendance Requirements
Placement for 5 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (4 weeks academic credit, 1 week professional credit).