SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M2B826013
Module Leader Jennifer Turnbull
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally, completion of level 1 of the programme.

Summary of Content

-2 This module -1 builds -1 upon the -1 placement -2 orientation and induction -1 provided in -2 l-1 e-2 v-1 el 1 and -1 de-2 v-1 elops the -1 students' -1 pro-2 f-1 essionalism as -1 w-2 ell as their -1 techni-2 c-1 al, -2 patent -3 c-2 are and -3 c-2 ommuni-3 c-2 ation -2 skills-1 . -2 The -1 students -2 ha-3 v-2 e the -1 opportunity -1 to -1 act-2 ively -1 participate in -1 pre-2 --1 treatment -2 processes and -1 treatment -1 deli-2 v-1 er-2 y -2 (-1 under -1 super-2 vision). -1 Students also -2 ha-3 v-2 e the -1 opportunity -1 to complete observational placements in multi-disciplinary settings.


-360-2 1. Organisation and daily management of linear accelerator and simul-1 ator areas-2 . -360-3 2. P-2 atient -1 positioning -3 f-2 or -1 radiotherap-2 y and use of immobilisation devices. -360-2 3. Standard linear accelerator techniques. -360-4 4. Basic t-3 reatment-24 -2 planning-23 -2 procedures. -360 5. Patient care throughout radiotherapy journey. -360-2 6. Radiothe-1 rap-2 y-15 -2 documentation-14 and-15 -2 associ-1 ated-14 -2 quality-13 -1 assurance-15 mechanisms. -360-3 7. E-2 ffec-3 t-2 ive-8 -3 communic-2 ation with patients and the multi-disciplinary team. -360-1 8. Radiotherap-2 y -1 reactions and appropriate advice. -1 9. Specialist placement.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviours, and communicate effectively with staff, patients and carers within the radiotherapy department.2. Under supervision, interpret and implement appropriate planning and treatment information, and demonstrate safe and effective operation of radiotherapy equipment .3. Describe current techniques used in radiotherapy, explaining the rationale for their use.4. Contribute to the daily routine and functions of the radiotherapy unit, and observe and explain the contribution of specialist placement services.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-2 This-15 module-15 -2 builds-14 -1 upon-15 the-15 -2 kn-1 o-2 wledg-1 e-15 and-14 -2 skills-14 -2 acqui-1 red-15 -2 during-14 the-15 -2 L-1 e-2 vel-1 1 practice education module.-14 It-3 -2 c-1 omplements the -1 a-2 c-1 ademic modules -2 deliv-1 ered in -2 L-1 e-2 v-1 el-5 2 and is -2 c-1 onstruct-2 ively aligned -1 to link -1 theoret-2 ical -1 principles -1 to their -1 pract-2 ical -1 appli-2 c-1 ations. -2 Stude-1 nts-19 will-18 -1 benefit-18 -3 f-2 r-3 om-18 -1 tutorials-19 -3 f-2 r-3 om-18 -4 k-3 e-4 y-18 -1 a-2 cademic-18 and-19 -2 clinical-18 -1 personnel-18 and-19 also-18 -2 work-17 with-19 and-18 learn -3 f-2 r-3 om -1 practition-2 ers in the -1 practice -2 s-1 etting in radiotherapy simulation, treatment, and specialist placements . -2 Stude-1 nts-16 -1 are-16 -1 supported-16 -1 b-2 y-15 access-16 -1 to-15 the-16 virtual-16 learning-16 -2 en-3 vi-2 ronment-16 -1 to-15 -2 facili-1 tate-16 -2 communic-1 ation-2 ,-15 -1 pro-2 vide access-4 -1 to-4 module-3 -2 m-1 at-2 erials-4 and-3 -1 pro-2 vide-4 -2 f-1 eedback-4 -1 on-4 -3 form-2 at-3 i-2 ve-3 and-4 -2 summ-1 at-2 i-1 ve-3 -1 assessments-2 . Cohort mentors will also provide personal and professional support in the clinical environment. Stude-1 nts-4 -2 ha-3 v-2 e-4 -1 opportunities-3 f-2 or-3 -2 refection-3 in-4 -2 order -1 to-4 -2 valid-1 ate-4 their-4 -1 e-2 xis-1 ting-3 knowledge,-3 -2 ide-1 nt-2 ify-4 -3 g-2 ap-3 s in-4 -2 kn-1 o-2 wledg-1 e-2 ,-3 -1 to -2 ma-3 k-2 e-15 -1 sense-15 -2 of-15 -1 ne-2 w-15 -2 kn-1 o-2 wledg-1 e-15 and-14 -1 to-15 guide-15 -2 future-15 learning-15 and-15 development.-2 Stude-1 nts-18 -1 obt-2 ain-18 -2 di-1 rect-19 -2 feedback-18 -1 on-18 their-18 -1 pro-2 fessional-20 -2 per-3 formance-17 -1 throughout-18 their-18 -2 placeme-1 nt-3 .

Indicative Reading

Radiotherapy and Physics -360b7 Barrett A, Dobbs J., Morris S., Roques T. (2009) Practical Radiotherapy Planning 4th Edition, London, Hodder Arnold ebook b7 Bushong, Stewart Carlyle. (2017) Radiologic science for technologists: physics, biology, and protection. 11th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. b7 Cherry, Pam. & Duxbury, Angela. (2009) Practical radiotherapy: physics and equipment. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell. b7 Dieterich, Sonja et al. (2016) Practical radiation oncology physics: a companion to Gunderson & Tepper's clinical radiation oncology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Graham, Donald T. et al. (2011) Principles and applications of radiological physics . 6th edition. Edinburgh;: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. b7 Hoskin, Peter. (2013) External beam therapy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Neal, Anthony J. & Hoskin, Peter J. (2009) Clinical oncology basic principles and practice. 4th ed. Hodder Education. b7 Levy (2010) Radiation Therapy- Study Guide and Exam Review. Missouri, Elsevier b7 Rankin J., Robb K., Murtagh N, Cooper J (2008) Rehabilitation in Cancer Care Blackwell Oxford b7 Sibtain, Amen. et al. (2012) Physics for clinical oncology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Symonds, Paul. et al. (2012) Walter and Miller's Textbook of radiotherapy: radiation physics, therapy, and oncology. 7th ed. Elsevier. b7 Tobias, Jeffrey & Hochhauser, Daniel (2015) Cancer and its management. Seventh edition. Chichester, England: Wiley Blackwell. b7 Washington, Charles M. & Leaver, Dennis T. (2016) Principles and practice of radiation therapy. Fourth edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Anatomy -360b7 Bridge, Pete & Tipper, David J. (2017) CT anatomy for radiotherapy. Second edition. Keswick, Cumbria: M & K Update Ltd. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Moore, Keith L. et al. (2014) Essential clinical anatomy. 5th ed. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. b7 Spratt, Jonathan D. (2017) Weir & Abrahams' imaging atlas of human anatomy . 5th ed. New York: Elsevier Limited. b7 Waugh, Anne et al. (2018) Ross & Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and illness. 13th edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier Health Sciences. Journals -360b7 International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics b7 British Journal of Radiology b7 Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology b7 Clinical Oncology b7 Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice Websites: -360b7 Royal College or Radiologists: <> b7 Society of Radiographers: <> b7 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: <> b7 American Association of Physicists in Medicine: <> b7 Health and Care Professions Council <> b7 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines <> b7 NICE <> b7 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) <> Apps: e- Anatomy: e-Anatomy. Montpellier, France: IMAIOS.

Transferrable Skills

-360-2 On -1 success-2 ful -2 c-1 ompletion -2 of this module the -1 student -1 should -1 be able -2 to-3 :- -360-3 1. R-2 eflect ion and goal setting. -2 2. R-1 espond -1 appropriately to feedback. -1 3. Evidencing learning. -2 4. Effective communication. -3 5. IT skills.-5 -3 -5 6. Team working.-3 -2 7. Psychomotor skills. -2 8. Analyse information. -2 9. Clinical-28 -1 reasoning-29 skills. -360

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Placement 306.00
Independent Learning (FT) 60.00
Tutorials (FT) 14.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 25.00 40% Clinical - Trimester A
Placement 02 n/a 25.00 40% Clinical Trimester B
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 40% Coursework - 2,500 words