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Therapeutic Radiography

London South Bank University

24 months
Duration
17000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Therapeutic radiographers are at the forefront of cancer care, having a vital role in the delivery of Radiotherapy services. By taking this Therapeutic Radiography course at London South Bank University they will be able to treat cancer patients with x-rays using highly sophisticated equipment.

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Overview

In the treatment of cancer, accuracy is paramount and a variety of highly specialised equipment is available within Radiotherapy Departments to achieve this. Computerised Tomography (CT) simulators employ the latest technology to localise tumours.

Technological advances

Technological advances in linear accelerator design ensure that treatment conforms to patients needs with pinpoint accuracy. Treatment units housing radioactive sources also play a useful role in patient management, as do 3D planning systems.

London South Bank University has invested heavily to ensure that students have access to the best learning tools and staff. There are two dedicated fully equipped skill labs that enable Dosimetry (Radiotherapy treatment planning) and a state of the art virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room (VERT).

Communication and care

Alongside the technology, the importance of high standards of communication and care of cancer patients cannot be overestimated. Cancer patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team in which the therapeutic radiographer plays a major role in reducing the sense of vulnerability and promoting patients autonomy.

As a graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Radiographer .

PgDip programme

The PgDip programme is an accelerated programme over two years, for graduate students who already have a Level 6 qualification. Building on graduate skills you'll develop an enquiring, reflective, critical and innovative approach to Therapeutic Radiography within the context of the rapid changes occurring in the health service.

Top-up to MSc

By adding the research element of a dissertation (an extended and independent piece of written research), you'll be able to graduate with a Masters-level qualification.

Radiotherapy as a career

On successful completion of the Therapeutic Radiography course at London South Bank University you'll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a therapeutic radiographer.

From helping plan and administering treatment, to explaining it to patients and assessing their responses, therapeutic radiographers are involved in every stage of the treatment process.

Therapeutic radiographers work closely with professionals from other disciplines, are involved in the care and support of the cancer patient and their families through all parts of the patient pathway from the initial referral through to treatment review and follow-up stages. They are predominantly responsible for treatment for the accurate localisation, planning and delivery of ionising radiation.

Therapeutic radiographers need excellent interpersonal skills and emotional resilience as they deal with patients and their families at very difficult and emotional times. Making patients feel comfortable and guiding them through the process can be as important as the technical skills required for this role.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Radiation science and technology
  • Applied biological sciences
  • Radiotherapy theory and practice 
  • Patient care and resource management in radiotherapy
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

It is anticipated that applicants will have a wide variety of academic backgrounds, but they should ideally possess:

  • A Bachelor degree second class Honours Upper Division (2:1) in a subject related to science or health, for example: physics, biology, health sciences
  • Consideration will also be given to other relevant qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above
  • All applicants must be 18 years or over at the commencement of the course.

All offers of places on the programme are conditionally based on:

  • Satisfactory outcome at interview
  • Occupational health clearance;
  • Satisfactory outcome of an Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
  • Satisfactory clinical visit report
  • Personal qualities and values in line with those expected by the NHS constitution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

International undergraduate and postgraduate students scholarships:

    International Scholarships
  • LSBU is offering scholarships and discounts to hundreds of students via our International Scholarships
  • International Merit Scholarships
  • We offer students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000 on each full academic year's tuition fees.
    LSBU Loyalty Award
  • We offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU graduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and eligible alumni.
    ONCAMPUS London South Bank Merit Scholarship
  • 25% fee reduction to ONCAMPUS London South Bank students progressing to university degree programmes.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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