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City, University of London

Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)

UCAS Code: B822

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typically BBC or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications (we do not accept General Studies or Critical thinking). Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (B) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Must include Physics

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

D*D*D

Applied Science or Medical Science only. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (B) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Oncology

The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) at City provides a route into a rewarding lifelong carer as a Therapeutic Radiographer. The course equips students with the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and gain the professional skills and accreditation to practice as a radiographer at the frontline of cancer care. On graduation, students are professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.

City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology (Complete University Guide 2020) and the BSc Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) has achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in for the second consecutive year (NSS 2019).

The radiography department at City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, offering radiotherapy planning and a virtual environment radiotherapy training (VERT) treatment room, which creates a fully immersive, life-sized 3D simulation of a radiotherapy treatment room. This provides a unique environment which will mirror many of the facilities encountered whilst undertaking practice placements in the clinical environment.

The course is taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice.

City works in partnership with a range of hospital trusts and students complete clinical placements in leading hospitals across London and Essex including The Royal Free Hospital, University College London Hospital, The London Clinic and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London and in Essex, Queen's Hospital Romford and Southend University Hospital.

This course has excellent employability rates; most graduates find employment in the NHS or private hospitals, and graduates may also be able to practise internationally.

Modules

The compulsory modules in the first year introduce the principles and practice of radiotherapy. Core modules include:
- Common module I
- Common module II
- Principles of radiotherapy practice
- Anatomy, physiology and oncology I
- Anatomy, physiology and oncology II
- Radiotherapy equipment.

In the second year, students move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one. Core modules include:
- Radiotherapy research and statistics
- Management and radiotherapy technique A
- Competence to practice A
- Radiotherapy physics and planning
- Radiobiology.

During the final year, the modules students to become more critical and evaluative in their work. Core modules include:
- Holistic patient care
- Management and radiotherapy technique B
- Competence to practice B1
- Competence to practice B2
- Healthcare policy and quality management
- A research exercise/project

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
- multiple choice tests
- unseen written exams
- essays, worksheets
- objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
written assignments, oral and poster presentations, research exercise and self reflective statements.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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UK students
3%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
30%
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C

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