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Undergraduate

BSc. Radiation Therapy

BSc ImageThis honours degree gives the broad academic base on which to develop the clinical skills of radiation therapy.  Evaluation, analysis and decision-making are important skills for a Radiation Therapist and this course will equip you with these core foundations.  Research in radiotherapy is paramount as a practitioner and upon qualification; you will be competent at undertaking research in this field. 

There are both theoretical and clinical components to this degree, with clinical placement in all four years.  The contact hours are high in this course and teaching takes place through lectures, workshops, practical-based sessions and tutorials.  Integration between academic studies and clinical placement is supported by a continuing close liaison between academic and clinical radiation therapists. 

Theoretical Modules in the degree programme include:
Year 1 Principles and practice of cancer care, Biological principles and properties, Chemical principles and properties,  Physics for radiation therapy,  Psychology and Communication, Anatomy
Year 2 Principles and practice of cancer care, Physics for radiation therapy, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Psychology and communication, Radiographic Anatomy, Research methodology and statistics
Year 3 Principles and practice of cancer care,  Radiotherapy treatment simulation, Radiotherapy treatment planning, Physics for radiation therapy, Radiobiology, Research methodology and statistic, Treatment localisation and verification.
Year 4 Radiotherapy in practice. Research project. 
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