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BSc in Radiography Therapeutic (Full Time)

St George's University of London

Bachelor Degree , Radiology

Course Description

The Therapeutic Radiography BSc equips you with the knowledge, technical expertise and care skills needed to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment to patients with cancer. You will learn how to use advanced radiotherapy equipment and digital technology such as CT scanners in a safe and responsible manner to target the tumour with millimetre accuracy, delivering the maximum dose with minimum impact on healthy tissue.

The therapeutic radiographer works alongside clinical oncologists, physicists and other healthcare professionals in a multi-disciplinary oncology team to provide patient-centred care. You will care for patients of different ages, social classes and ethnic backgrounds. It is important that the therapeutic radiographer has both the appropriate caring personality and technical and analytical skills.

This programme is awarded by St George's, University of London and provided by the Department of Radiography in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

The Therapeutic Radiography BSc equips you with the knowledge, technical expertise and care skills needed to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment to patients with cancer. You will learn how to use advanced radiotherapy equipment and digital technology such as CT scanners in a safe and responsible manner to target the tumour with millimetre accuracy, delivering the maximum dose with minimum...

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Course Content

In year one you participate in the interprofessional foundation programme at St George’s. You will also learn the discipline specific knowledge related to therapeutic radiography practice.

In year two, you are introduced to practice where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and learn the skills of radiotherapy practice. Simulation on the treatment planning system will develop your understanding of the complexity of radiotherapy treatments and provide the opportunity to develop skills of clinical reasoning.

In the final year, the focus is on the application of knowledge, technique and safe use of technology in the practice of therapeutic radiography. Additionally, skills development in clinical reasoning and evaluation of practice will prepare you for your professional practice. You will also complete a research project on a radiography related topic of your own choice.

In year one you participate in the interprofessional foundation programme at St George’s. You will also learn the discipline specific knowledge related to therapeutic radiography practice. In year two, you are introduced to practice where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and learn the skills of radiotherapy practice. Simulation on the treatment planning...

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Entry Requirements

If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for an interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or combined Science (Double or Triple Award).

We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs.

Must include one science subject.

Additional information

A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.

English language

GCSE / IGCSEEnglish Language grade 6/ B or above

IELTS

(International English Language Testing System)

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and Speaking component and a minimum score of 6.5 in the Reading and Listening component)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.

If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for an interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application. Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or combined Science (Double or Triple Award). We do not accept...

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Assessment Methods

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress.

Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress. Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what...

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