Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology BSc (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B822
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : BBB / IB : 30 / BTEC : Applications considered
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.

Module details

Programme Year One

Year One of the programme is concerned primarily with the acquisition of knowledge, with some integration and application of this knowledge to clinical practice. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin therapeutic radiography and its role in the management of cancer.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Foundations of Radiotherapy Practice and Oncology (RADT118)
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30

    To enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills base required for safe and effective radiotherapy practice

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) operate radiotherapy equipment in a safe manner under supervision, with respect to current legislation and treatment protocols;

    (LO2) recognise and describe changes in a patient's condition (Vital Signs) to identify the most appropriate course of action;

    (LO3) demonstrate an understanding of cancer epidemiology, aetiology and the process of carcinogenesis;

    (LO4) describe the principles that underpin radiotherapy practice for benign and malignant conditions;

    (LO5) describe the management choices available for the patient with cancer.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures

    (S2) Information skills - Information accessing:[Locating relevant information] [Identifying and evaluating information sources]

    (S3) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    (S4) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)

    (S5) Numeracy/computational skills - Confidence/competence in measuring and using numbers

Programme Year Two

Year Two of the programme expands the previously acquired knowledge with an increasing emphasis on the understanding and application of principles to clinical practice. You are encouraged to develop the skills of interpretation and evaluation and to relate them to all areas of the programme.

Year Two Compulsory Modules

    Programme Year Three

    Year Three of the programme enables you to develop critical analysis of the impact of innovation and technological advances on practice. The greater part of this year is spent in the clinical environment allowing you to consolidate and develop skills enabling you to become clinically competent and safe to practice.

    Year Three Compulsory Modules

      The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

      Teaching and Learning

      Learning is promoted through a wide variety of activities that enable students to become autonomous and continuous learners. Interactive lectures, practical and clinical skills group work, simulation, directed study, role play, problem based learning, small group work, student-led seminars, collaborative project work and interactive tutorials are key learning strategies of the programmes. Practical work using our imaging suite digital equipment, 3D virtual reality radiotherapy facility, Clinical Skills Resource Room and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre complement teaching activities. Face-to-face interactions between all students will occur at shared lectures, tutorials and group work and online interaction will be encouraged and facilitated. There are also inter-professional education and learning opportunities across all healthcare professions programmes.


      Using a mixture of coursework and examination, a range of assessment methods can be seen across the programmes. These include seen and unseen written examinations, essay assignments with specific word lengths, multiple choice questions, case study presentations, video analysis and interactive practical examinations. Assessment of the work-based learning element of all programmes is an important aspect. You will be required to communicate your views orally and in written form; analyse, implement and evaluate your practice; and to extend the research and evidence base of your chosen profession.

      The various methods of assessments have been chosen to provide a balance that will permit the undergraduates to demonstrate their intellectual abilities in all areas to the full.