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Are you keen to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to practice as an assistant practitioner in the Therapeutic Radiography department? Then this course is for you. It combines teaching practical skills with underpinning theory so that you'll be competent in a range of clinical settings. The programme aims to develop confident and competent practitioners who practice compassionately, skilfully and safely while maintaining dignity and promoting health and wellbeing.

Are you keen to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to practice as an assistant practitioner in the Therapeutic Radiography department? Then this course is for you. It combines teaching practical skills with underpinning theory so that you'll be competent in a range of clinical settings. The programme aims to develop confident and competent practitioners who practice...

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Course Content

The programme reflects the core standards for assistant practitioners outlined in the Skills for Health agenda. It’s been designed to align closely with the BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography. The distinctive features of the DipHE enable you to access an appropriate development route suitable to your current clinical role. You can enhance the underpinning knowledge associated with practices which you may currently undertake, and evidence knowledge and skills required for effective delivery of diagnostic imaging services at assistant practitioner level. The methods of assessment for the course overall is 25% coursework.

Year 1

  • Biological sciences 1
  • Biological sciences 2
  • Fundamental radiotherapy theory and practice
  • Radiation sciences for radiography
  • Concepts of inter-professional practice in health and social care

Year 2

  • Clinical radiotherapy theory and practice
  • Applied radiation sciences
  • Oncological management
  • Professional development through contract learning

The programme reflects the core standards for assistant practitioners outlined in the Skills for Health agenda. It’s been designed to align closely with the BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography. The distinctive features of the DipHE enable you to access an appropriate development route suitable to your current clinical role. You can enhance the underpinning knowledge associated with...

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Entry Requirements

We expect applicants will come from a variety of academic backgrounds, but you will need to meet the following entry criteria:

  • Entrants to this programme must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course and are required to be employed as support workers or assistant practitioners in the therapeutic radiography environment and
  • 5 GCSEs at grade A to C to include English, Mathematics and a Science, or
  • Access to HE course in Science or Health Studies or similar with 45 credits at L3 and 15 credits at L2, or
  • A Foundation Degree/Higher Apprenticeship in a professionally relevant subject
  • Consideration will also be given to other relevant qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above
  • For those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7 for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) or equivalent.

We expect applicants will come from a variety of academic backgrounds, but you will need to meet the following entry criteria: Entrants to this programme must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course and are required to be employed as support workers or assistant practitioners in the therapeutic radiography environment and 5 GCSEs at grade A to C...

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Assessment Methods

Throughout the course, assessment methods vary for each module: they’re specified in each module guide. Content, knowledge and understanding is assessed through coursework and/or clinical competencies. Coursework can take many forms based on the practical or theoretical content of the modules. Work is assessed by:

  • Achievement of identified competencies in practice at designated level
  • Client/patient narrative: reflective essay to develop integration of theory and practice
  • Written examinations
  • Online reflective journal

Throughout the course, assessment methods vary for each module: they’re specified in each module guide. Content, knowledge and understanding is assessed through coursework and/or clinical competencies. Coursework can take many forms based on the practical or theoretical content of the modules. Work is assessed by: Achievement of identified competencies in practice at...

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