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Sheffield Hallam University

Radiotherapy and Oncology

UCAS Code: B822

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing, social sciences or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 9 of these distinctions from science or social science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents** English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*** OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

UCAS Tariff

120

From A levels including at least 32 points from either a natural science subject (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or social science subject (Psychology or Sociology), or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS levels or general studies. For example: BBB at A Level including relevant subject(s) DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Therapeutic imaging

- Learn essential practical skills, including radiation safety and patient care

- Consider new care models that integrate health and social care

- Develop your communication, research and health promotion skills

- Understand the impact of environmental factors on cancer patients.

This challenging and supportive course has been developed in partnership with employers and professional bodies. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**How you learn**

While specialising in radiotherapy, you’ll have opportunities to learn with, from and about students from other health and social care courses. This will enable you to develop an in depth understanding of person-centred care and patient journeys.

**You learn through**

- seminars and workshops

- self-directed study

- practice-based learning

- tutorials

**Applied learning
Work placements**

On this course, you’ll spend time on clinical placements that allow you to apply your studies to the real world.

The course prepares you for collaboration with different professionals. You’ll work and study alongside students, practitioners and patients from across the field of health and social care, so you can integrate seamlessly into the workplace.

You’ll be placed in one of our nine partnership radiotherapy centres for the majority of your training. Here you’ll work under supervision to deliver radiation treatment to patients in our care, observe practice as it happens and learn from members of the professional team.

There are also opportunities to get experience in other hospital areas, so you can better understand the patient journey. You’ll get a chance to organise a self-funded elective placement to meet your personal and professional development needs.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Ronc Applications Of Radiotherapy Science 20
Ronc Clinical Education 1 20
Practical
Ronc Principles Of Anatomy And Image Interpretation 20
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 1 20
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 2 20
Exam
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Ronc Clinical Education 2 20
Practical
Ronc Imaging And Treatment Planning 20
Ronc Introduction To Research Methods 20
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 3 20
Ronc Principles Of Radiation Oncology 4 20
Final year
Compulsory modules
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Ronc Accuracy And Reproducibility 20
Ronc Clinical Education 3 40
Ronc Dissertation 20
Ronc Preparation For Practice 20

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Assignments
• Project work
• Portfolio

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

78%
med
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.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Medical technology

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Health professionals
2%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
2%
Other administrative occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

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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