Advancing Practice in Radiotherapy (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University


The radiotherapy pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research). There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advanced practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as a number of more specific modules. The framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University such as business management, leadership, social science and education.

The radiotherapy pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus. Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against the background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.
The radiotherapy pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part time, full time or work place) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.
All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance.

You can exit at the PgDip level.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Some modules may require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and have the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Diploma



Study Method

Blended learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level