RTS5120 - Radiation therapy science and practice 2 - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

A. Prof Caroline Wright


A. Prof Caroline Wright

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Second semester 2019 to First semester 2020 (Off-campus Day)


RTS4101, RTS4102, RTS4103, RTS5101, RTS5102, RTS5103


Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 3889, M6004


Students must fulfil all university and clinical centres compliance requirements prior to commencing clinical placement


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.


25 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
  • Successful completion of online treatment planning activities

Workload requirements

This unit will run outside of the normal semester due to clinical placement requirements. Please refer to the information available on the Faculty's non-standard teaching datesFaculty's non-standard teaching dates (https://www.monash.edu/medicine/study/student-services/non-standard-dates) page to avoid academic and financial penaltiesacademic and financial penalties (https://www.monash.edu/enrolments/change/add-or-discontinue-units#penalties).

25 weeks of continuous clinical placement

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study