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Sheffield Hallam University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

UCAS Code: B822

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:30,P:15

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 30 credits should be graded at distinction level. 18 of the level 3 distinction credits must be from science units

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent*. *GCSE Science equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE Math's equivalents Level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills or Functional Skills L2 English equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Applied Science or Health & Social Care

UCAS Tariff

120

From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science subject (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels or general studies. For example: BBB at A Level including relevant subject(s) DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s) You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Therapeutic imaging

Course summary
•Learn to use radiation equipment, software and systems for treatment delivery and planning for patients undergoing radiotherapy.
•Understand how to apply theory to practice and tailor the treatment to each individual patient.

Therapeutic radiographers use the latest technology to treat conditions including tumours and cancer. Half of all cancer patients are treated with radiotherapy. Designed in collaboration with employers, service users, students and graduates, this course leads to professional qualification as a therapy radiographer and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

You gain insight into all aspects of radiotherapy and learn from a lecturing team who are all qualified radiographers, many of whom are involved in research at a national level and are internationally renowned.

Radiotherapy treatment is a profession based around teamwork, so you study interprofessionally alongside students from other health disciplines including nurses, physiotherapists and diagnostic radiographers. This shared learning experience allows you to develop teamworking skills and understand the contribution different professionals make to the care of cancer patients.

You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider venues for placement modules

You learn through
•seminars and workshops
•self-directed study
•practice-based learning
•tutorials

Applied learning

Work placements

You learn to apply the theory on structured clinical placements. You are based in one radiotherapy centre for the majority of training, with experiential placements in other hospital areas to help appreciate the patients' pathway. You will spend a few weeks working in another radiotherapy centre to be able to evaluate different approaches to treatment and patient support as well as working practices, facilities and resources.

Placements take place at
•St James's University Hospital, Leeds
•The Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
•Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
•Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
•Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
•Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
•Queens Centre for Oncology and Haematology, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
•Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield
•James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Networking opportunities

We invite guest lecturers to share their expertise and skills via a dedicated research forum and you will also meet and hear from ex-patients and service users who share their experiences of treatment.

Your student membership fees for the Society and College of Radiographers are paid, enabling you to access all the services they provide.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Ronc Applications Of Radiotherapy Science - 20.00
Ronc Clinical Education 1 - 20.00
Ronc Principles Of Anatomy And Image Interpretation - 20.00
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 1 - 20.00
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 2 - 20.00
**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Ronc Clinical Education 2 - 20.00
Ronc Imaging And Treatment Planning- 20.00
Ronc Introduction To Research Methods - 20.00
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology - 20.00
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 4 - 20.00
**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Module Credits
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice - 20.00
Ronc Accuracy And Reproducibility-20.00
Ronc Clinical Education 3 - 40.00
Ronc Dissertation - 20.00
Ronc Preparation For Practice - 20.00

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Assignments
• Project work
• Portfolio

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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.

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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
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

93%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
97%
low
Employed or in further education
40%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Health professionals
2%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
2%
Other administrative occupations
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.

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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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