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RADTH205 Patient Care Principles and Practices Course Page

Description: Introduces the cancer disease trajectory and examines the principles of: palliative care psychosocial issues and factors affecting oncology patients; patient education; person centered care; and toxicity assessment. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.

RADTH260 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum I Course Page

Description: Introduces the learner to the oncology treatment trajectory, through inter-professional experiences that follow the patient experience. Learners will demonstrate professionalism, self-reflection, and fundamental radiation therapy skills related to patient interactions, daily treatment, and teamwork. As a participant in a variety of clinical environments, the learner will practice communication, self-management, and professional practices. Prerequisites: ONCOL 233; 234; 243 and RADTH 205.

RADTH301 Principles and Practices in Radiation Therapy Course Page

Description: The principles and practices of radiation therapy will be examined with a focus on the patient and the practitioner as well as technological factors. Students will also participate in a community engagement project that will incorporate 10 hours of community service learning. Prerequisite: RADTH 260.

RADTH328 Health Care Advocacy and Policy Course Page

Description: Examines the role that policy and industry plays in health care delivery. The course provides an overview of the social, regulatory, cultural, and financial issues impacting health care delivery in Canada and abroad. The following topics will be analyzed: Codes of conduct, health ethics, standards of practice, social determinants, quality assurance, and current practice issues related to health care treatment. Special emphasis will be placed on examining the current role of oncology related practice and policy in Canada. Prerequisite: Registration in the Radiation Therapy Program.

RADTH360A Clinical Simulation and Reasoning Course Page

Description: This course facilitates the integration and application of theoretical knowledge when performing in a simulated clinical setting. While transferring skills across tumour sites and various procedures, students will demonstrate clinical reasoning and decision making in the simulated environment. As well, students will develop key attitudes, judgments and behaviours necessary for a practicing radiation therapist. Prerequisites: RADTH 260, ONCOL 306, 335 and 356.

RADTH360B Clinical Simulation and Reasoning Course Page

Description: This course facilitates the integration and application of theoretical knowledge when performing in a simulated clinical setting. While transferring skills across tumour sites and various procedures, students will demonstrate clinical reasoning and decision making in the simulated environment. As well, students will develop key attitudes, judgments and behaviours necessary for a practicing radiation therapist. Prerequisites: RADTH 260, ONCOL 306, 335 and 356.

RADTH401 Radiation Therapy Research Methodology Course Page

Description: Students will be provided an introduction to health research methods and develop skills in: critical appraisal of qualitative and quantitative studies, principles of research ethics, use of statistical methods, and application of evidence-based practices. A research proposal related to the science or clinical evaluation of radiation therapy practice will be completed to prepare students for the implementation of their research projects in RADTH 460/461. Prerequisites: RADTH 260 and RADTH 328.

RADTH410 Special Seminars in Interprofessional Experiences in Radiation Therapy Course Page

Description: Content will vary from offering to offering. Topics will relate to interprofessional experiences within the practice of Radiation Therapy. May be offered across all three years of the program. Prerequisite: Registration in the Radiation Therapy Program.

RADTH460 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum II Course Page

Description: Learners will integrate the knowledge and skills attained in the simulation environment with active patient care, in a variety of clinical radiation therapy environments. Skills learned will enable the student to perform safe and accurate treatments and patient interactions under the supervision of qualified healthcare professionals. Students will begin implementing data collection and preparing a manuscript for their research projects that relate to the science or clinical evaluation of radiation therapy practice. Prerequisite: RADTH 360 and RADTH 401.

RADTH461 Radiation Therapy Clinical Practicum III Course Page

Description: Learners will practice critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and effective problem solving, as they progress to competence in entry-level radiation therapy practice. Course work includes clinical opportunities in multiple environments, and ancillary work to support the development of professional identity, and leadership skills. Students will work to complete their research projects by submission of a manuscript, research poster, and presentation of their project's findings to the professional oncology community. Prerequisite: RADTH 460.