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Cardiff University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

UCAS Code: B824

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Including one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, PE, Physics, or Psychology.

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

You must have or be working towards English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade B/6 or an equivalent, such as A-levels (if you require a Tier 4 visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements) and four GCSEs at grade C/4. Must include Maths, and two sciences (from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), or equivalent qualifications (subject and grade).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31-30

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects. Must include grade 5 in HL Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, PE, Physics, or Psychology.

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

DDM-DMM

Accepted subject: Applied Science. We will consider BTECs in alternative subjects alongside other academic qualifications and any relevant work or volunteer experience.

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

112-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Therapeutic imaging

Do you have a passion for science, technology and the human body? Then why not join a programme that is ranked in the UK Top 10 under Medical Technology by the Complete University Guide 2019 and is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.
This full time, three-year BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy & Oncology programme will help you to develop the skills necessary to become a qualified therapeutic radiographer who is proactive and responsive to the rapidly changing landscape of clinical radiotherapy.
Therapeutic radiographers play a key role in the treatment and care of people with cancer. This challenging and rewarding profession uses high energy ionising radiations in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant disease. You will be introduced to behavioural, imaging and radiation sciences and be supported to develop a firm understanding of human anatomy, physiology and cancer as a disease process.
As a therapeutic radiographer you will work closely with doctors, medical physicists and other members of the healthcare team, to provide personal and supportive care to people of all ages, who often have a life-threatening disease. You will work closely at all stages of a person’s treatment including, pre-treatment support, planning the radiotherapy, treatment delivery and evaluation, and management of side effects and post treatment support.
People are at the heart of our practice and the development of skills to aid your care of individuals is a central focus of the programme. The School provides an interdisciplinary environment, with opportunities for shared learning and inter-professional education. Therefore, opportunities to learn with and from other healthcare students, especially in respect of person-centred care will be part of the programme.
We offer an integrated mixture of university-based study and practice placements in the clinical setting. We work collaboratively with NHS organisations across Wales so that you are competitive in the employment market upon qualification.
You will have the opportunity to delve into an original research project representing the culmination of your three years of study. The research study aims to equip you with the necessary skills for ongoing professional development and evidence-based practice.
Distinctive Features
As part of a large School based at the University Hospital of Wales, we’ll help you to enjoy an academically rich and fulfilling experience. Here are some of the key features of our programme:
· Radiotherapy & Oncology at Cardiff was in the UK Top 10 under Medical Technology by The Complete University Guide 2019.
· Studying at Cardiff means that you will be following the only radiotherapy and oncology programme available in Wales.
· Practice placements are offered in radiotherapy departments across Wales, providing a range of clinical experiences and opportunities to work with linear accelerators from the two major manufacturers. This will allow you to meet the required standards for registration with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC) and make you competitive in the employment market.
· You will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of service user and carers experiences of their cancer journey giving you an insight into the psychosocial impacts of a cancer diagnosis.
· Practical teaching takes place in a specially designed mould room which allows the opportunity to practice and develop skills which are not always available in the practice setting.
· The use of our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy (VERT) suite is a key component of teaching within the School and is used to provide 3-dimensional anatomy learning.
· You will have access to our Oncentra Masterplan planning system and Prosoma which enables you to develop skills in outlining and planning radiotherapy treatments.
· There is the opportunity to work or volunteer abroad as part of your university experience.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,500
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£21,610
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

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.

77%
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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.

Therapeutic imaging

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
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
93%
IT resources
86%
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
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Therapeutic imaging

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
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

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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£29k

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£30k

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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