With an integrated approach enabling you to relate your academic work closely to your clinical experience, this programme aims to produce competent, caring therapeutic radiographers, who are able to work at the interface between the latest in medical technology and the cancer patient.
The programme will provide the skills and knowledge to enable you to become a professional capable of delivering first class cancer care. You will learn about the nature and development of cancer, the role radiation plays in its management and gain the clinical skills necessary to care for your patients on a daily basis.
Programme in detail
You will study a range of modules both inter- professional for example communication skills, and profession-specific, such as radiation science and technology, and oncology modules.
Clinical practice is integrated with the academic programme. The clinical placements increase in length from Year One through to Year Three, resulting in a programme attendance of up to 45 weeks per year with some extension into vacation time. All placements are arranged in North West of England Cancer Centres and there is an opportunity to spend an elective period in a radiotherapy department of your choice.
For more information on Radiotherapy see www.liverpool.ac.uk/medical-imaging-and-radiotherapy/, or contact Christine Bulut on 0151 794 5901 E: SHS@liv.ac.uk.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
235 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2016
UK league tables
Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 10th in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017
National Student Survey
• 96% of our students said staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2016)
• 95% of our students feel their communication skills have improved by studying their programme (NSS 2016)
Why this subject?
Strengthen your career prospects through our practical and professionally focused programmes. You will benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across six undergraduate programmes of study in a dynamic research-led School. Our student satisfaction rates, which range from 91-100%, are testament to the School being a great place to start to your career.
Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. You will be taught by staff with a great deal of practical experience and academic knowledge, who foster an approach of continual professional development that will serve you well throughout your career.
Interact with leading healthcare organisations. You’ll be taught a curriculum that is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, such as Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Warrington & Halton NHS Trust, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust.
Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. You will gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region that has a particularly diverse population, helping you bring your learning to life and providing an invaluable insight to future roles.
Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Supported by the very latest in technological facilities, you’ll benefit from the shared learning the School’s six undergraduate programmes facilitate. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.
Build relationships with committed and enthusiastic teaching staff. Our friendly, supportive staff will enable you to reach your full career potential, both as a graduate and a lifelong learner with the School.