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Radiotherapy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
If you are looking for a rewarding career that is challenging, has a combination of science and technology, to treat and care for patients who have life threatening conditions, then the Radiotherapy (Hons) of Birmingham City University might be the course for you.
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Overview

What's covered in the course?

As the only training centre for radiography in the West Midlands region, our radiotherapy course will prepare you to be a fully qualified Therapeutic Radiographer once you have graduated. As a Therapeutic Radiographer you will be responsible for preparing and administering radiation to cancer patients, operating highly technical radiation equipment, imaging patients with the latest technology, monitoring patients’ progress and giving advice as they progress through radiotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy (Hons) is provided by Birmingham City University.

You will learn the science behind radiotherapy practice, as well as the human anatomy and physiology, radiation physics and radiobiology. You will also study the social and psychological aspects of cancer care and the needs of patients to ensure that you leave with all the skills needed to be a professional and expert Therapeutic Radiographer.

As you advance your knowledge of radiotherapy practice and the science of oncology, you will develop analytical skills and will explore the research evidence that forms the basis of current and emergent practices.

Enhancing employability skills

You will be gaining a professional qualification that will enable you to gain employment within the wider NHS. The clinical skills you gain will support your developing competence and enable you to undertake the role of a qualified therapeutic radiographer. You will gain competence in the safe and effective operation of cutting edge medical technologies and develop autonomous practice skills including decision making and care provision.

Your qualification will enable you to seek professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership with the Society of Radiographers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics for Radiotherapy
  • Professional and Compassionate Care
  • Principles of Oncology & Radiotherapy
  • Applied Radiotherapy Technology and Radiobiology
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Radiography Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Entry Requirements

Height statement: Most patients are treated at a height of 120-130cm above the ground. You should be able to comfortably and safely manipulate a patient lying at this height.

If not, please contact the Radiotherapy Programme Director before you start the course so the team can ensure that the necessary risk assessments and adjustments can be in place in a timely manner, to ensure your safe practice. Any disclosure will not prejudice your application.

GCSE at Grade 4 or above in five subjects, which must include English Language, Mathematics and either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Double Science. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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