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PgDip in Therapeutic Radiography (Pre-Registration)

PgDip in Therapeutic Radiography (Pre-Registration)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Medical Radiography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Therapeutic radiographers are at the forefront of cancer care, having a vital role in the delivery of Radiotherapy services. They treat cancer patients with x-rays using highly sophisticated equipment. They are also responsible for ensuring that treatment planning and delivery is achieved with absolute precision.

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.

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.

Employability

Radiotherapy as a career

On successful completion of the course 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.

Modules

This module introduces the professional practice of radiotherapy. It identifies the various radiotherapy modalities employed in the treatment of people with cancer. This module will also complement the knowledge and learning gained within clinical practice by focussing on the acquisition of basic skills required for the safe, accurate planning and treatment of patients with cancer. 

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not open to international students.

Entry 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.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more