BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology

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  • Objectives
    Therapeutic radiography is a demanding but rewarding career. The programme is full and varied, providing the skills, knowledge and attributes expected of the highly skilled practitioner of therapeutic radiography. The programme has been designed in collaboration with practitioners and health service managers and combines both academic and clinical placements.
  • Entry requirements
    The university requires you to have at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent) to begin an Honours Undergraduate Degree Programme or at least one for a Foundation Degree. The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS Tariff Points.
  • Academic title
    BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • Course description
    BSc  Radiotherapy and Oncology

    Year 1

    During the first year you will study modules designed to underpin your understanding of clinical practice including fundamental physical, biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as introducing topics specific to oncology and radiotherapy.

    Year 2

    The second year will build on your first year study, with focus on the understanding and application of planning and treatment delivery, including a widened range of clinical techniques. There is coverage of practical clinical oncology and cancer management.

    Final Year

    The final year giving a wider perspective of health and health care. Your knowledge is consolidated with topics covering current radiotherapy practice. Advice and information on securing your first post is provided. The structure of the degree is designed to equip you for a life-long learning approach and to encourage future continuous development. On graduation (and subject to state registration) you will be able to commence your career without further training.

    Therapeutic radiographers combine a high degree of technical expertise with the ability to deal with the emotional and physical needs of patients. Key qualities include good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and independently and an enthusiastic, motivated and caring attitude.

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