RTS5120 - Radiation therapy science and practice 2 - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences


Dr Caroline Wright

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 to First semester 2018 (Off-campus Day)


This unit is a period of professional clinical experience undertaken in the workplace to enable students to develop competency. Students will practice under the supervision of qualified staff, and a clinical workbook will be provided to enable students to document their professional and technical development.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Apply their knowledge to the practice of Medical Radiations;
  2. Demonstrate initiative, problem solving and decision making skills;
  3. Act in a responsible, safe and ethical manner and apply these principles to practice;
  4. Complete specified tasks and procedures within appropriate time frames;
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, carers and members of the health care team;
  6. Incorporate the evidence based paradigm into their practice;
  7. Recognise the limitations of their knowledge and experience and seek advice when required;
  8. Practice their profession at the level of the competent practitioner.


44 weeks of continuous clinical placement.



  • Pass each end-of-semester final clinical skills assessment and portfolio submission
  • Pass the end of year clinical moderation in planning, treatment and professional reflection.

Workload requirements

44 weeks of continuous clinical placement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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