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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography 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, including Radiography for three consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2019, 2020 and 2021). It is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (NSS 2021 and 2022), and 2nd in London for Radiography (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). 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 help 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
- Research exercise or project

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Radiographers, College of
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B822
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/radiography-radiotherapy-and-oncology

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/undergraduate/radiography-radiotherapy-and-oncology

https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/undergraduate/radiography-radiotherapy-and-oncology


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £20700 Year 1
International £20700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology at City, University of London - UCAS