MMR5025 - Clinical studies 6
4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: Ms Caroline Wright
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 competency 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.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate and communicate a broad and critical conceptual understanding of the treatment and /or simulation of a patient receiving complex treatment.
Reflective case notes (20%)
Off Campus Attendance Requirements
Placement for 14 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (5 weeks academic credit, 9 weeks professional credit).