PgDip/ MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology

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This course will allow health professionals to retrain in the area of radiotherapy and oncology. It is not suitable for people already holding a qualification therapeutic radiography.

Radiography is a caring profession that calls for technological expertise. Therapeutic radiographers use radiation to give radiotherapy treatment to patients with cancer. If you are considering this career move, it is essential that you have good interpersonal skills as radiographers have to interact with other healthcare professionals as well as patients and their families, many of whom may need considerable reassurance.

This course will focus on the professional elements required of a therapeutic radiographe…

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This course will allow health professionals to retrain in the area of radiotherapy and oncology. It is not suitable for people already holding a qualification therapeutic radiography.

Radiography is a caring profession that calls for technological expertise. Therapeutic radiographers use radiation to give radiotherapy treatment to patients with cancer. If you are considering this career move, it is essential that you have good interpersonal skills as radiographers have to interact with other healthcare professionals as well as patients and their families, many of whom may need considerable reassurance.

This course will focus on the professional elements required of a therapeutic radiographer. The aim of the course is to further develop the analytical, theoretical and practical skills of an honours graduate so that they can demonstrate the necessary attributes required for a registered therapeutic radiographer. This will enable employment within the UK.



EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits) PgDip (120 credits) PgCert (60 credits)
Delivery: At QMU and on placement
Single Modules: It is not possible to study single modules

Duration: Full-time: 2 years
Start date: September
Application deadline: The deadline for all overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should apply no later than the 30th June 2013.
Teaching, learning and assessment: This course uses a wide range of learning and teaching methods, based on a problem-based learning approach with students working independently and collaboratively. The teaching and learning strategies are designed to enable independent progress within a supportive framework.
Clinical work-based learning will be undertaken, on a rotational basis, within regional cancer centres in hospitals in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and your personal performance will be assessed. These placements will take place over May to September. In general, you will be assessed by a variety of methods including case studies, essays and presentations.

Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Links with industry/professional bodies: You will become a member of the College of Radiographers as a student and the Health Professions Council on graduation. The course leads to eligibility to register as a therapeutic radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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