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MMR5022

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

4 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.0833333 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Caroline Wright

Synopsis

This unit facilitates student involvement in treatment or simulation of a patient for head and neck cancer, and a patient for primary brain tumour. The unit facilitates student involvement in the treatment or simulation of a patient for prostate cancer, and a patient for a haematological disease. Finally the unit addresses the impact that asymmetric jaws or MLCs have on clinical practice.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate appropriate professional assistance in the delivery of the treatment and or simulation to a patient with:

  1. radical and palliative thorax
  2. radical and palliative pelvis
  3. radical and palliative extremities
  4. haematological disease
In addition, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply:
  1. simulation principles in the application of a treatment
  2. principles of landmarking, palpation and tattooing pertinent to the particular treatment methods
  3. dosimetric and quality assurance procedures in relation to the cancers being treated
  4. appropriate and profession interactions with patients and their families or carers

Assessment

Reflective case notes (30%)
Practical Clinical skills assessment (30%)
3,000 word assignment (40%).

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Off-campus attendance requirements

Placement for 14 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department (5 weeks academic credit, 9 weeks professional credit).

Prerequisites

RTS5000, MMR5010

Co-requisites

RTS5020 OR NMS5020