PRACTICE EDUCATION 1

SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B826012
Module Leader Karen Cameron
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
Trimester
  • B (January start)-C (May start)

Summary of Content

-4 This module is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of radiotherapy professional practice. This includes an introduction to the radiotherapy department, application of legislation, range of equipment and patient management. This module introduces the student to clinical placement, and students will have the opportunity to actively participate in treatment delivery (under supervision).

Syllabus

-177 1. Legislation and-4 -1 r-2 egul-1 ations-4 -1 r-2 el-1 ating-4 -1 to-4 radiation safety and Health and -3 S-2 a-3 f-2 ety-1 . -177-1 2. Consent, confidentiality and safeguarding of service users and the wider public. -2 3. Common-9 -1 t-2 erminology-10 and-9 -1 abbre-2 vi-1 ations-9 -1 r-2 el-1 ating-8 -1 to -1 placement-9 -2 en-3 vi-2 ronment. -3 4. I-2 ntroduction -1 to -1 radiotherapy equipment, basic technique and associated documentation. -177-3 5. Roles-5 and-6 -1 responsibilities-7 -2 of-6 -1 radiotherap-2 y-5 -3 s-2 taff-6 and-6 -2 s-1 tudents-5 and-6 the-5 wider-6 -1 oncology-6 t eam. -177 6. Typical daily routine of unit. -177-2 7. Ca-1 re -2 of the -2 patent in the -1 radiotherap-2 y -1 department. 8. Reflective practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge of the multiprofessional care of patients within radiotherapy departments.2. Apply health and safety legislation and professional regulations that are applicable to radiotherapy practice.3. Explain the typical patient pathway through radiotherapy departments.4. Demonstrate professionalism, confidence and resilience in basic radiotherapy technique and patient care.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-4 Students will benefit from tutorials from key academic and clinical personnel and also work with and learn from practitioners in the practice setting during introductory placement visits. Comprehensive induction to the clinical environment will be carried out prior to the main placement. The majority of placement time will be allocated to linear accelerators. Students will experience the multi-disciplinary approach through time in a range of areas within the department, for example, clinics, CT and mould room. Students are supported by access to the virtual learning environment to facilitate communication, provide access to module materials and provide feedback on formative and summative assessments. Cohort mentors will also provide personal and professional support in the clinical environment.

Indicative Reading

Radiotherapy and -1 Physics b7 -1 Barrett A, -1 Dobbs J., Morris -1 S., Roques T. 2009) -1 Practical Radiotherapy -1 Planning 4th Edition, London, -1 Hodder Arnold -1 ebook b7 -1 Bushong, -1 Stewart Carlyle. (2017) Radiologic -1 science -1 for -1 technologists: physics, biology, and protection. 11th -1 ed. -1 St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. b7 Cherry, -1 Pam. & -1 Duxbury, Angela. (2009) -1 Practical -1 radiotherapy: physics and -1 equipment. 2nd -1 ed. Wiley-Blackwell. b7 -1 Dieterich, -1 Sonja -1 et al. (2016) -1 Practical -1 radiation oncology physics: a -1 companion -1 to -1 Gunderson & Tepper's -1 clinical -1 radiation oncology. -1 Philadelphia, -1 PA: Elsevier. b7 -1 Graham, -1 Donald T. -1 et al. (2011) -1 Principles and applications of -1 radiological physics . 6th -1 edition. Edinburgh;: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. b7 -1 Hoskin, -1 Peter. (2013) External beam -1 therapy. 2nd -1 ed. Oxford: Oxford University -1 Press. -360b7 -1 Neal, Anthony J. & -1 Hoskin, -1 Peter J. (2009) Clinical oncology basic principles and practice. 4th -1 ed. -1 Hodder Education. b7 Levy (2010) Radiation Therapy- -1 Study -1 Guide and Exam Review. Missouri, Elsevier b7 Rankin J., Robb K., Murtagh -1 N, Cooper J (2008) Rehabilitation in Cancer Care -1 Blackwell Oxford b7 -1 Sibtain, Amen. -1 et al. (2012) -1 Physics -1 for -1 clinical oncology. Oxford: Oxford University -1 Press. b7 -1 Symonds, -1 Paul. -1 et al. (2012) Walter and Miller's Textbook of -1 radiotherapy: -1 radiation physics, -1 therapy, and oncology. 7th -1 ed. Elsevier. b7 Tobias, Jeffrey & -1 Hochhauser, -1 Daniel (2015) Cancer and its management. -1 Seventh -1 edition. Chichester, England: Wiley -1 Blackwell. b7 Washington, Charles M. & Leaver, -1 Dennis T. (2016) -1 Principles and practice of -1 radiation -1 therapy. -1 Fourth -1 edition. -1 St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Anatomy b7 -1 Bridge, -1 Pete & Tipper, -1 David J. (2017) CT anatomy -1 for -1 radiotherapy. -1 Second -1 edition. Keswick, Cumbria: M & K Update Ltd. b7 Ellis, -1 Harold -1 et al. (2015) -1 Human -1 sectional anatomy atlas of body -1 sections, CT and MRI images. 4th -1 ed. -1 Hoboken: CRC -1 Press. b7 Moore, Keith L. -1 et al.

Transferrable Skills

Transferrable skills associated with this module are: 1. Team-working 2. Interpersonal skills 3. IT skills 4. Independent learning. 5. Problem solving 6. Task prioritisation 7. Time management skills -360

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 130.00
Lectures (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 35.00
Tutorials (FT) 5.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 70.00 40% OSCE
Placement 01 n/a 30.00 40% Clinical