Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice - Clinical Practice (Online P.Grad. Certificate/ P.Grad. Diploma)

NFQ Level 9
1 year part-time
45 Places


Course Overview

Our postgraduate radiation courses are available in two strands, Clinical Practice or Treatment Planning. This is the Clinical Practice strand.

This strand aims to develop knowledge and skills in the advanced radiation therapy management of cancer patients and to enable you to critically evaluate and participate in research in this area.

During our teaching , you will gain in-depth evidence-based knowledge of the management of radiotherapy patients, critically evaluate your practice and develop ideas for services improvements within your practice and workplace.

The online delivery of this programme allows you to undertake a flexible yet structured programme of education, with no requirement to attend the Trinity campus; benefit from evidence- based learning resources and input from clinical experts; share experiences and ideas with fellow students doing online discussions; benefit from weekly engagement with fellow learners and academics through interactive webinars.

Is This Course For Me?

The Clinical Practice strand is aimed at Radiotherapy professionals seeking to expand their career into Advanced Clinical Practice, Management and/or Research; who wish to work in an extended role in their department; or are returning to employment and may wish to update their knowledge on current evidence-based practice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course are able to expand their career into advanced clinical practice, management and/or research, as well as work in an advanced role in their department.

Course Structure

The P.Grad.Cert. is worth 30 ECTS: the P.Grad.Dip. is worth 60 ECTS.

The programme uses a range of authentic continuous assessments which gives you the opportunity to produce work which is highly relevant to the clinical environment and develops independent life-long learning skills; this includes written and practical assignments, online activities, project and case studies

Course Content

There are two entry routes for this course: Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma. Both these entry routes may lead to an M.Sc.

The P.Grad.Cert consists of three online modules completed over one academic year: Imaging for Advanced Radiotherapy Practice; Delineation for Radiotherapy Planning; Advances in Radiation Therapy.

On successful completion of the Certificate, you may choose to register to complete three additional modules towards the award of the P.Grad.Dip.

The P.Grad.Dip consists of six online modules, completed over one academic year: Imaging for Advanced Radiotherapy Practice; Delineation for Radiotherapy Planning; Advances in radiation therapy: Research Methods: Management skills for healthcare professionals: Radiobiological principles and practice.

On successful completion of the P.Grad.Dip, you may choose to register for a M.Sc. top-up year and complete a Research Dissertation module towards the award of an M.Sc.

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Postgraduate study in Advanced Radiation Practice at Trinity

In this video, Assistant Professor Sarah Barrett speaks about the online postgraduate programme in Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice - Clinical Practice / Treatment Planning at Trinity College Dublin.

Course Details


NFQ Level 9

Number of Places

45 Places

Next Intake

September 2024

Course Director

Dr Anita O'Donovan

Closing Date

31st July 2024

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Admission Requirements

Applications must:

  • Hold an Honours Bachelor's degree in Radiation Therapy, Medical Physics, Medicine or a related discipline; or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.
  • Possess evidence of sufficient, relevant professional experience.
  • Have access to radiation therapy planning software for the duration of the course.
  • Have a fluent command of the English language. Students whose first language is not English must meet the university's English language requirements.

Course Fees

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Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8963234

Ms. Anita O'Sullivan (course director):


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This is a well-designed course that allowed me the possibility of advancing my studies whilst maintaining my current job. Despite being delivered fully online, the lecturers are accessible, supportive and have a wealth of academic knowledge and clinical expertise. The weekly sessions were a great opportunity to engage with fellow students worldwide and were helpful in gaining new insights and different perspectives on the subject matter. The course content is carefully chosen, relevant and challenges you to critically evaluate your current practice and adopt an evidence-based approach. It requires your time and commitment, but I highly recommend this program to advance your personal and professional development.

Wesley Naidoo