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
288 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2017
UK league tables
Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 5th for Occupation Therapy in the Complete University Guide 2019
National Student Survey
• 100% overall satisfaction for Orthoptics and Physiotherapy programmes and 92% overall satisfaction for Nursing (NSS 2017)
Why this subject?
Strengthen your career prospects. Benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.
Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. Our curriculum is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, including Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Christie, Manchester. Many such partners across the North West provide exciting placement opportunities.
Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. Gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future roles.
Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.