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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: Provides an introduction to the patient experience through the radiation therapy planning and treatment trajectory. Enables and requires introductory participation in a variety of clinical environments. 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 policy plays in health care. It provides an overview of the professional, social, regulatory, national and global trends and issues affecting care delivery and cancer screening and prevention strategies. Codes of ethics, standards and scopes of practice, and national and provincial legislation will be considered. The concepts of informed consent, quality improvement, and best practice will be studied. Prerequisite: RADTH 260.

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: Examines a broad scope of research methods and components. Students will examine the action research process; research ethics; clinical trial methods and outcomes; and statistical methods in more depth. Development of a research project proposal and the ethics review process will be started. Prerequisites: RADTH 260 and RADTH 328.

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.