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Therapeutic Radiography BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Including one science subject. General Studies is not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24,P:0

Full Award Diploma (in a science subject). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 45 pure science related credits (excluding sociology) graded at Distinction or Merit including at least 9 credits in Physics. Overall 21 credits must be graded at Distinction and 24 at Merit. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Three principal subjects including one science subject. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

14 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 4 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 4 (C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

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

DDM

Must be in Applied Science. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

To include one science subject, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBC. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C

To include one science subject, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

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75-112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Oncology

Therapeutic radiographers play a vital role in the treatment of cancer. They work as part of a team, using their scientific and technical expertise as well as their interpersonal skills to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment and provide patient information in the management of side effects in a compassionate clinical environment.

Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SoR) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), this Therapeutic Radiography BSc programme is awarded by St George’s, University of London and is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the?Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University London. The course is taught by trained and registered therapeutic radiographers with a wide range of clinical and educational experience. Half of your study time will be spent in clinical practice. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art simulation suite, learning how to plan and deliver treatment.

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 hospitals 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, teachin and research in radiotherapy practice. Other graduate career pathways include physician associate study, graduate entry to medicine and postgraduate routes into mammography (breast screening).

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

**Course highlights**

- Programme received a 100% student satisfaction rating in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).

- Our shared campus with a teaching hospital, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means you will be surrounded by like-minded students and immersed in a healthcare environment.

- 50/50 split between academic study and clinical practice, with time spent in a variety of different clinical settings.

- Cutting-edge facilities include our Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Treatment suite (VERT), pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms and radiotherapy treatment planning suite, enabling you to learn clinical skills in a safe environment.

- The only programme in London to offer a cloud-based radiotherapy treatment planning software system as part of a collaborative partnership with Varian Medical System - The Academic Hub. Students can access the treatment planning software on a smart device (remotely) or in our dedicated treatment planning suite on campus.

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

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

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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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

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After graduation


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100%
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100%
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Top job areas of graduates

100%
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0%
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