Professional Practice Rad Therapy 2 (MRSC5012)


This unit of study will develop the students' knowledge in the professional practice of radiation therapy. The techniques covered will be routine procedures that the student will encounter in the workplace. Anatomy, physiology and pathology of selected body systems will be taught in context with the techniques. Sectional anatomy and imaging will be integrated throughout this unit. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics.

Further unit of study information


lectures, tutorials 3-4hrs/week independent research activities 3D treatment planning and VERT practical work 2hrs/fortnight independent 3D treatment planning as required


2,000 word planning report & presentation (30%), 30 minute MCQ test (15%), 2 hour final examination (55%)


Bridge, P., & Tipper, D.J. (2011). CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy. Keswick, Cumbria: M&K Publishing Kelley, L. L. & Peterson, C.M. (2007) Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals Textbook (2nd ed). St Louis: Mosby Kelley, L. L., & Peterson, C.M. (2007). Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals Workbook (2nd ed). St Louis: Mosby Washington, C.M., & Leaver, D.T. (Ed.). (2010). Principles and practice of Radiation Therapy (3rd Ed) St Louis: Mosby

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Additional Information

Offered to repeating students only. Class times may vary.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.