MMR4025 - Clinical studies 3
4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Ms Caroline Wright
Detailed study in the treatment and simulation approaches used in treatment of skin cancer, bony and brain metastases and cancer of the bladder and rectum. Student assumes the role of advanced beginner in relation to examinations covered in the unit. Facilitates direct student performance in treatment or simulation of a patient who; has a palliative intent using a single field, is receiving a single electron field, is being treated with parallel-opposed fields, and a patient in which up to 4 fields are used or where MLCs or shielding is required. Finally, addresses medical management of cancer and the role of the radiation therapist in relation to management of treatment side effects.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate an advanced beginner capacity to deliver the treatment and or simulation to a patient:
Reflective case notes (20%)
Off Campus Attendance Requirements
Placement for 5 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (4 weeks academic credit, 1 week professional credit).