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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Therapeutic Radiography

UCAS Code: B822

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

One science at A Level or equivalent. English plus two sciences at GCSE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

One science plus English and a further two sciences covered at the lower level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

One science at Higher Level or equivalent. English plus two sciences at ordinary level.

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

MMM

In a Science discipline, grade MMM (or above)

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

One science at Higher or equivalent. English plus two sciences at National 5 or Intermediate 2.

UCAS Tariff

96-102

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Therapeutic imaging

This new four-year integrated master’s course will give you the theoretical understanding and practical skills you will need to build a rewarding career as a therapeutic radiographer. Practice placements are an integrated part of the course and allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

This course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as a therapeutic radiographer providing cancer treatment and care in the NHS and the private sector. You will develop your expertise through in-depth theoretical learning, clinical placements in each year and the close support of our very experienced staff.

Are you technically minded with an equally strong interest in person-centred care? Therapeutic radiography is a rewarding profession which brings together care and technological expertise. It is the skilled application of controlled amounts of radiation to treat medical conditions, mainly cancer and tumours. The therapeutic radiographer has shared responsibility for the planning and accurate delivery of radiation treatment.

Are you ready to make a difference? As a therapeutic radiographer you’ll work with patients every day to help improve their care and their lives. You are a part of their journey, from initial referral through planning and treatment to the post treatment review. You’ll be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team providing a person-centred service. This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and critical thinking skills you need in this rewarding career.

The Year One modules will include anatomy and physiology, scientific and technological therapeutic radiographic principles. You will prepare for clinical practice by developing your communication skills and exploring the professional requirements of a therapeutic radiographer. You will study radiotherapy treatment and commonly occurring cancers. To assist your transition into university there will be a focus on academic skills including essay writing and how to access information. A two-week placement provides the opportunity to experience and integrate into the clinical environment.

In Year Two you will undertake modules which explore the delivery of radiation treatment, therapeutic radiographic techniques including cross-sectional imaging, the management of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment and cover more oncological sites. You will continue to broaden your understanding of health and well-being and how to influence behaviour change. Academic skills will be further developed by exploring the application of knowledge. You will develop your practical skills through 12 weeks of clinical placement.

Year Three modules are designed to enhance your critical thinking and further develop your knowledge of less commonly occurring cancers and specialist therapeutic modalities. You will broaden your healthcare awareness and challenge your understanding of health education and promotion. You will continue to link theory and practice during 12 weeks of placement, which includes a two week elective placement.
Year Four provides the opportunity to enhance, consolidate and reflect on your theoretical, research, professional and clinical skills enabling a smooth transition to working life. You will explore leadership skills and innovative practice to meet current healthcare challenges. You will take ownership of your academic learning by undertaking a quality improvement project. This year involves 12 weeks of clinical placement, including a two week elective placement.

We aim for all our graduates to be confident in their own professional identity and have the additional skills that will allow you to work as an effective multidisciplinary team member. This is the reason why we have implemented an interprofessional focus within all of our healthcare courses; including this one.

Modules

Year One
•Introduction to the Human Body
•Manual Handling
•Science and Technology (D&T)
•Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 1
•Professional Practice 1
•Radiotherapy Practice 1
•Interprofessional Education

Year Two
•Introduction to Research
•Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 2
•Radiotherapy Practice 2
•Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 2 Block A
•Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 2 Blocks B and C

Year Three
•Research Principles
•Radiotherapy Practice 3
•Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 3
•Professional Practice 3
•Interprofessional Education 3

Year Four
•Applied Research
•Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 4
•Professional Practice 4
•Interprofessional Education 4

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2019) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2020. Please check the website for any updates.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
C

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
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Employed or in further education
95%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Therapeutic imaging

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£21k

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