Professional Practice Rad Therapy 3 (MRSC5024)


This unit of study will continue to develop the student's knowledge in the professional practice of radiation therapy. The techniques covered will introduce more specialised procedures that the student will encounter in the workplace. The theory of anatomy, physiology and pathology of selected body systems will be taught in context with the technique. Sectional anatomy and imaging will be integrated throughout this unit. Students will critically explore variations in techniques found in the clinical setting using a problem solving approach. Students will critically evaluate current practice from an evidence based perspective. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics.

Further unit of study information


lectures/tutorials 3hr/week independent research activity 2hr 3D treatment planning practical & VERT work x 6 weeks directed independent work


1500wd discipline report (25%), sectional anatomy multiple choice quiz (20%) and 2 hour final exam (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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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.