The Year One modules will include anatomy and physiology, scientific and technological therapeutic radiographic principles. You will prepare for clinical practice by developing your communication skills and exploring the professional requirements of a therapeutic radiographer. You will study radiotherapy treatment and commonly occurring cancers. To assist your transition into university there will be a focus on academic skills including essay writing and how to access information. A two-week placement provides the opportunity to experience and integrate into the clinical environment.
In Year Two you will undertake modules which explore the delivery of radiation treatment, therapeutic radiographic techniques including cross-sectional imaging, the management of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment and cover more oncological sites. You will continue to broaden your understanding of health and well-being and how to influence behaviour change. Academic skills will be further developed by exploring the application of knowledge. You will develop your practical skills through 12 weeks of clinical placement.
Year Three modules are designed to enhance your critical thinking and further develop your knowledge of less commonly occurring cancers and specialist therapeutic modalities. You will broaden your healthcare awareness and challenge your understanding of health education and promotion. You will continue to link theory and practice during 12 weeks of placement, which includes a two week elective placement.
Year Four provides the opportunity to enhance, consolidate and reflect on your theoretical, research, professional and clinical skills enabling a smooth transition to working life. You will explore leadership skills and innovative practice to meet current healthcare challenges. You will take ownership of your academic learning by undertaking a quality improvement project. This year involves 12 weeks of clinical placement, including a two week elective placement.
2022 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (standard entry) or BBCC (widening access entry) including a science subject plus English and 2 science subjects at National 5.
You may be requested to be immunised against Hepatitis B.
You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.
School of Health Sciences