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St George's, University of London

Therapeutic Radiography

UCAS Code: B822

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Three subjects including one science subject. General studies and Key skills not accepted. Resits will be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24,P:0

60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 45 pure science related credits graded at Distinction or Merit including at least 9 credits in Physics. Overall 21 credits must be graded at distinction and 24 at merit. Physics (9 credits), modules graded at merit or above, excludes sociology. Any other level 3 credits outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Full award diploma (including Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay modules) including 554 at Higher Level (HL) and 444 at Standard Level (SL). Physics, Biology and Chemistry (at least one to HL), and Mathematics and English to at least SL must all be taken.

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

D,M

DM with a science A Level.

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

DM

DM with a science A Level.

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

DDM

Must be in a science subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Oncology

Therapeutic radiographers work alongside clinical oncologists, physicists and other healthcare professionals in a multi-disciplinary oncology team to provide patient-centred care. Our Therapeutic Radiography BSc equips you with the knowledge, technical expertise and care skills needed to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment to patients with cancer. You will learn how to use advanced radiotherapy equipment and digital technology such as CT scanners in a safe and responsible manner to target the tumour with millimetre accuracy, delivering the maximum dose with minimum impact on healthy tissue.

On this course you will follow a rigorous education programme within both the university a radiotherapy department, where you will acquire experience and confidence in the care and management of patients with cancer. Substantial emphasis will be placed on clinical reasoning and evaluation of practice. Learning on the Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Treatment (VERT) machine and Treatment Planning System is embedded throughout all modules.

During Year 1 you will develop the key skills and knowledge of radiotherapy practice, as well as anatomy, physiology and imaging skills. A clinical placement will give you the opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge into practice. In Year 2 you continue to learn anatomy and imaging, develop image matching skills and learn the principles of radiotherapy practice, including the management of specific cancers. In the final year, you will further enhance your knowledge and clinical skills. You will also undertake and publish research under the supervision of a research supervisor.

You will graduate with the attributes and confidence to work as a therapeutic radiographer in a radiotherapy department. This qualification offers a range of career opportunities in hospital and other clinical settings, with the option to progress towards clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research careers. Career options in the UK include treatment planning, treatment delivery, patient support, treatment review and drug prescribing, palliative care, consultant practitioner, quality assurance, management, teaching, and research in radiotherapy practice. Other graduate career pathways include physician associate study, graduate entry to medicine, and postgraduate routes into mammography (breast screening).

On graduation you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and apply for membership with the Society of Radiographers (SoR).

**Course highlights**

- 50 per cent of the course on placement as a student radiographer in an NHS trust

- First-hand insight into the healthcare service as part of an interprofessional module working alongside physiotherapy, occupational therapy and diagnostic radiography students

- Scenario-based teaching at St George’s therapeutic radiography simulation centre

- Teaching staff with years of experience as radiographers

- Run by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University

- Careers advice and skills for employability embedded in the course

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Modules

In year 1 you will participate in the Essentials of Radiotherapy module, that begins the exciting learning about caring for people with cancer, how cancer is treated and concepts of radiation treatment. We help you to develop your unique identity as a St George’s Therapeutic Radiographer. You have the opportunity to learn alongside other students from different professions in specific interprofessional activities. You will also gain knowledge of anatomy and imaging plus work in the clinical department putting skills and knowledge into practice.

In year 2, you will build upon your knowledge and skills from year 1. In the discipline specific modules Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy, you will learn about specific cancers, how we care for people with these tumours and the detailed complex treatment with radiotherapy. Learning on the VERT and Treatment Planning System is embedded within these modules. You will learn about imaging on treatment to ensure treatment accuracy using specialist software that is used in clinical departments. This helps you to become ‘employment ready’. You also study Research Methods in readiness to complete your own research in year 3.

In addition to the dissertation module in year 3, you will further develop your clinical skills within the radiotherapy department. You will have the opportunity to go on an elective placement, which may be in UK or abroad. An interprofessional module enables you to learn and work alongside students from physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and occupational therapy to explore quality and service improvement within healthcare. You will be ready to graduate with the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a therapeutic radiographer in the changing healthcare environment.

Assessment methods

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress.

Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

Further information about assessment methods for this course can be found on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/therapeutic-radiography#study

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

School of Radiography

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Female students
86%
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21%
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