Radiotherapy & Oncology (BSc)UCAS Code: B822 BSc/RadO
Radiotherapy is another term for therapeutic radiography. It is a treatment for patients with cancer and some non-malignant disorders which utilises the biological effects of high energy x-rays and other ionising radiations. A course of radiotherapy may be given on its own or combined with other treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy.
Therapy radiographers work closely with doctors, medical physicists and other members of the healthcare team to provide a supportive patient-centred service and are involved in many stages of a patient's treatment:
- providing pre-treatment information and support to patients in initial referral clinics;
- planning the radiotherapy treatment;
- responsible for the day-to-day accurate application and evaluation of the treatment;
- management of radiotherapy side effects;
- post-treatment follow-up and support.
The department of radiography offers a three-year full-time course leading to the award of BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Occupational role as clinician, manager, researcher, educator in the following employment sectors:
- higher education
- private practice
- commercial and industrial
- veterinary practice
- research centres
The programmes have been approved by the following professional bodies:
- Health Professions Council
- The Society and College of Radiography
A combination of A-levels, AS, and VCE may be included.
12 units must comprise either:
Two academic subjects taken to GCE A level one of which must be a science
One 12 unit VCE A level in Health & Social Care or Science. If a vocational A level is not in a science subject, there should be a significant science component in the rest of the qualifications offered.
For the remaning 6 units, a combination of 3 or 6 unit GCE or VCE AS or A levels.
General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not acceptable at GCE AS level or A level.
240 UCAS tariff points to include a grade C in the science GCE A level subject or CC grade in the 12 unit vocational A level.
Alternative Entry Requirements
Applications from those offering alternative/vocational/overseas qualifications (eg Access, Vocational A-level) are welcome as are those who may have combinations of qualifications or other relevant work/life experience.