Radiation Therapy Practice Professional Development Modules

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The Radiation Therapy Practice Professional Development Modules are available to radiation therapists to engage in readily accessible professional learning, anywhere, anytime. 

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Learning materials will be delivered to students via the online platform ‘Stile’.

Each module will be managed by a radiation therapy academic at the listed teaching University. All content with each module is evidence based and has been validated by experts in the field. Lessons include interactive reflective exercises, peer discussion, references to additional reading, and self-directed quiz based assessment.

Each module is available for a period of 16 weeks, and should take 8-16 hours to complete: how long each module will take is largely dependent on how much you choose to engage in suggested activities and discussion with your peers. 

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the teaching University on completion of the module.

Please note: although modules are University delivered, they do not provide credit towards a formal academic award. 

All qualified radiation therapists are eligible for admission. Professionals from related fields are welcome to enrol, but should be aware the content is directed towards radiation therapy and radiation therapists.

The fees are AUD$500 per module, and no refund is available after the module has commenced.

You will receive access to ‘Stile’ and the module once your registration has been processed.

Please note: enrolment   on a module does not provide access to any University based resources, such as library and journal access. Open access and online resources have been embedded into the modules where possible; however peer reviewed journal articles are often suggested as recommended reading. You may wish to check online journal accessibility within your clinical centre prior to enrolment. 

  • RTPD10 Advanced Imaging Anatomy: Lower GI and Hapatobillary

This module will be delivered by Monash University. This module uses CT, MRI, PET and ultrasound images to highlight normal anatomy and oncology pathology in the lower GI and hepatobiliary system. By the end of thismoduleyou will have an understanding of normal anatomy, tumour presentation and metastatic pathways in the lower GI and hepatobiliary system. Learning through an extensive series of patient images, you will also be able to recognise gross anatomy, lymphatics and vascular anatomy on CT, MRI, PET and ultrasound. This will enable the radiation therapist to apply anatomical knowledge of the lower GI and hepatobiliary system to the clinical setting, and understand how the relationship between the anatomy, tumour presentation and metastatic pathways impact on radiation therapy target volumes and image verification 

  • RTPD14 Advanced Imaging Anatomy: Genitourinary

This module will be delivered by Monash University. This module uses CT, MRI, PET and ultrasound images to highlight normal anatomy and oncology pathology in the genitourinary system. By the end of thismoduleyou will have an understanding of normal anatomy, tumour presentation and metastatic pathways in the genitourinary system. Learning through an extensive series of patient images, you will also be able to recognise gross anatomy, lymphatics and vascular anatomy on CT, MRI, PET and ultrasound. This will enable the radiation therapist to apply anatomical knowledge of the genitourinary system to the clinical setting, and understand how the relationship between the anatomy, tumour presentation and metastatic pathways impact on radiation therapy target volumes and image verification.

  • RTPD02 Perspectives of Psycho-Oncology

This module will be delivered by Monash University. This module explores the psychological issues patients experience when receiving radiation therapy, and the importance of recognizing and treating psychological challenges. By the end of this module you will be able to discuss the coping mechanisms used by oncology patients, as well as quality of life issues and the psychological impact of side effects. You will also know the importance of providing information using effective communication, and the emotional and existential issues of the dying. This module will enable the radiation therapist to develop strategies for communicating with patients about their wellbeing, and to recognise when specialist support may be necessary.


Online learning platform STILE – participants will be emailed login details on completion of registration and payment



More Information
Contact Name Catherine Osborne
Contact Email catherine.osborne@monash.edu
Contact Phone 0407 386 769