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Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points from A levels (including at least 32 points from a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers33%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Therapeutic radiographers use the latest technology to treat cancer. They work to high levels of accuracy to help ensure the patient's tumour receives exactly the right dose of radiation, at the same time as ensuring the surrounding normal tissues receive the lowest possible dose. (NHS Careers). They have regular contact with patients before, during and after their treatment. Most therapeutic radiographers are based in hospitals, working as part of the oncology team in the radiotherapy department. Radiotherapy is used in cancer treatment in a number of different ways including • to cure the cancer • to reduce the chance of a cancer coming back after surgery • to control a cancer and reduce its impact on patient health • as part of the wider management of cancer that includes surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. Oncology is the medical study and a treatment of cancer. This degree being focused towards the role of a therapeutic radiographer, however our graduates have also gone on to work for radiotherapy equipment manufacturers, chemotherapy drug companies, research departments, cancer charities and roles within oncology. What you study Take advantage of an increasing demand for graduate therapeutic radiographers in the health service. Key areas include • principles of radiation oncology • principles of anatomy and image interpretation • applications of radiotherapy science • clinical education • research methods • imaging and treatment planning • preparation for practice • accuracy and reproducibility. You learn to use radiation equipment, software and systems for treatment and treatment planning to treat cancer patients. You also learn to apply theory to practice and tailor the treatment to the patient by accurately targeting high dose radiation beams and sparing surrounding normal tissues. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. Facilities Your on-campus training includes use of state-of-the-art virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT). It creates a life-size 3D replica of a linear accelerator (equipment which is used to treat cancer patients) and the potential to walk around the room. We also have 20 networked Eclipse planning computers with specialist staff on hand to teach you radiotherapy planning. Placements and work experience Your studies are put into practice in clinical practice placements that give you essential professional experience and skills. 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. You are based at one hospital for the majority of your training, but at the end of year two you complete an elective placement at a different training site of your choice. This broadens your knowledge and experience of radiotherapy services and your chosen career. Some students have gone on self-funded trips to observe radiotherapy practice abroad. Membership to the Society and College of Radiographers Your student membership fees for the Society and College of Radiographers are paid, enabling you to access all the services they provide. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a therapeutic radiographer in the UK.
**Year one modules** • principles of radiation oncology 1 and 2 • principles of anatomy and image interpretation • foundations for effective collaborative practice • applications of radiotherapy science • clinical education 1 **Year two modules** • principles of radiation oncology 3 and 4 • developing capability for effective collaborative practice • introduction to research methods • imaging and treatment planning • clinical education 2 **Year three modules** • dissertation • enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice • preparation for practice • accuracy and reproducibility • clinical education 3
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