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MSc Radiotherapy (Post-Registration)

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- This course is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.
- The course offers advanced practice modules.
- The course offers a flexible approach to learning.

This course is for therapeutic radiographers and will enable you to develop your professional knowledge and enhance your clinical and research skills. The modules on this course have been selected with the development and progression of the therapeutic radiography profession in mind.

EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Delivery: By a mix of block attendance at QMU, distance learning or work based learning

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study some single modules in areas of interest

Duration: Part-time: 3-7 years

Start date: September

Application deadline: None

Teaching, learning and assessment: The teaching and assessment strategies will enable you to develop your full potential by recognising and building on prior knowledge and experience and by facilitating development of subject-related and transferable skills. There are various forms of assessment including case study analysis, portfolio of evidence of practice, essays, written examination and a project containing evidence of research methods and analysis will be used to monitor your progress. Class sizes for attendance based modules are normally around 8-10 students. This ensures that students receive excellent support from tutors and benefit from sharing experiences with peers.

Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance at QMU will depend on which module you are studying.

Links with industry/professional bodies: On graduation you will be accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers.

BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent. Normally, you will be a registered professional practising in an oncology-related setting.

Funding Information for International Students:
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Course Fees:
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Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
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The full MSc Radiotherapy award of 180 credits will require study of two modules of 90 credits - Research Methods (30 credits), a project (60 credits), and the remaining 90 credits to be taken from the following modules:

30 credits (distance learning): Emerging Technologies in Radiotherapy/ Management of Prostate Cancer/
Management of Breast Cancer

30 credits: Radiotherapy Verification and Analysis/Decision Taking in Radiotherapy Planning for Palliative Cancers/Decision Taking in Radiotherapy Planning for Breast Cancer/ The Principles of Gynaecological
Brachytherapy/ The Clinical Practice of Vaginal Vault Brachytherapy/Planning and Delivery of Gynaecological Brachytherapy/ Ultrasound Localisation Procedures for Intrauterine Brachytherapy Insertions/ 3-D Computerised Tomography (CT) Treatment Planning for Vaginal Vault Brachytherapy/ Imaging Modalities (Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography for Therapeutic Radiographers/Image Interpretation and Pattern Recognition for Therapeutic Radiographers (choice of Abdomen/Pelvis - Thorax/CNS-Head/ Neck)/ Independent Study/ Current Developments

15 credits: The Principals of Gynaecological Brachytherapy/Leading in Healthcare/Managing Change in
Healthcare/Independent Study

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

This course is part of continuing professional development and is designed to improve the delivery of the service. Gaining this qualification may enhance your career prospects within the profession of radiography.


further information:

0131 474 0000 or
Gareth Hill
+44 (0)131 474 0000

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