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Cardiff University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

UCAS Code: B822

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physical Education or Geography. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board, a pass in the separate practical element will be required.

Extended Project

A

For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above. Must include English or Welsh Language, Mathematics, Physics and one other science or Science Double Award

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include grade 6 in one science subject at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Applied Science, Sport and Social Care, Sport and Exercise Science are acceptable.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Must include one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physical Education or Geography. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

52%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Therapeutic imaging

The BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology course aims to deliver advanced knowledge and skills in radiotherapeutic practice. It is taught in academic and clinical settings and incorporates radiation science, anatomy, physiology, oncology and cancer management and radiotherapy.Therapeutic radiography involves the use of ionising radiations to treat patients with cancer. You will learn about the role of the radiographer and elements of radiotherapy treatment planning, on-treatment review, radiotherapy imaging, teamwork and management. You will spend much of the course on clinical placements throughout Wales, applying skills alongside practising professionals.Our balanced combination of theory and practice aims to develop you into a competent researcher, giving you a diverse skill set highly attractive to potential employers.Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a therapy radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and for membership of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).During your application to the course you will be required to demonstrate that you meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) good health and character, fitness to practise requirements. This will be achieved by providing a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. All applicants will be required to have a satisfactory health screening prior to enrolment on this course which is conducted independently by the Universitys Occupational Health Department. There will be a need to adhere to any immunisation requirements identified. Full guidance on this will be provided at application stage.INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants because of its association with the National Health Service (NHS) and the restrictions on funding and clinical placements.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:the course is validated by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society and College of Radiographers;you will spend much of the course around 1,400 hours on clinical placements throughout Wales, applying your skills alongside practising professionals;as part of the clinical elective placement in the final year, you will have the opportunity to organise a clinical placement in a radiotherapy department, perhaps overseas;the School provides pre-registration courses recognised by the UK Health & Care Professions Council in radiotherapy and oncology, occupational therapy, operating department practice, physiotherapy and diagnostic radiography and imaging. It also provides pre-registration courses in nursing and midwifery. This contributes to a vibrant interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education not available at many institutions.During the taught element of the course, you will complete the following compulsory, certified courses:All Wales Manual Handling PassportCardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

Extra funding

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Cardiff

Department:

School of Healthcare Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
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Therapeutic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
89%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Therapeutic imaging

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£30k

£30k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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