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Radiography, Therapeutic BSc (Hons) / 2015


Radiography, Therapeutic Bsc (Hons)

This course equips you with the technical expertise and care skills needed to plan and deliver radiotherapy to patients with cancer. You will learn how to use technology to target tumours with millimetre accuracy. Delivering the maximum dose with minimum impact on healthy tissue.

Three years, full time Apply through UCAS code B822, institution code S49 UCAS deadline is 15 January UK and EU citizens may apply Accreditation: Health and Care Professions Council Highlights

Learning

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Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK

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Shared learning with students training to be doctors, nurses, healthcare scientists and physiotherapists (interprofessional education)

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50% of your time will be spent in a NHS trust on placement as a student radiographer

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Our teaching staff have years of experience as radiographers

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This course is run by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University. You will benefit from a large, multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered at St George’s

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Careers advice is embedded into our teaching. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, peer-assisted learning, case-based learning, simulated practical experience and clinical experience. Facilities include the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and an interactive treatment planning system; both of which are used throughout the course to support learning and enhance practical skills. VERT creates a three-dimensional treatment suite and offers an interactive environment that develops and refines psychomotor skills required to deliver radiotherapy with pinpoint accuracy. Our teaching draws on the wealth of experience represented by our professional contacts and alumni, who influence the design of our courses and deliver master classes and workshops that enrich your learning. Practice placements provide an opportunity to put theory into practice and consolidate learning experiences.

The academic learning at St George’s is really well-rounded, with plenty of theoretical and practical challenges. In particular, I’ve found that working on cadavers is an excellent way to learn human anatomy first hand. Clinical placements are another hands-on approach we enjoy at St George’s. I feel humbled when shadowing radiotherapists while they care for patients – an experience that highlights the rewards and responsibilities I’ll face throughout my career. Outside of my studies, joining societies has been the best way for me to meet students with different backgrounds. Student nights out are always a great way to let your hair down while enjoying good music and a friendly atmosphere. Maria Sanny Radiography, therapeutic Second year

Practice placement sites include: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea, London Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, Surrey Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford,Surrey Degree structure

In year one you participate in our interprofessional foundation programme at St George’s; introducing you to the biomedical basics underpinning health science and receive specialist education in oncology and cancer care. Years two and three comprise a combination of academic modules and practice placements. The majority of the academic component is delivered at Kingston University and focuses on a discipline-specific programme that covers basic biological and physical sciences along with oncology, radiobiology and radiotherapy practice. Practice placements in years two and three will see you acquire a broad experience in the preparation and treatment of patients with cancer, clinical reasoning and the evaluation of practice.


Year one Modules University Campus

Interprofessional Foundation Programme

University Campus

Introduction to Radiography

University Campus

Radiotherapy and Oncolog y One

University Campus

Personal and Professional Development One

University Campus

Science and Technolog y One

Year two Modules/placements Practice Placement

Introduction to Practice

University Campus

Treatment Planning

University Campus

Radiotherapy and Oncolog y Two

University Campus

Personal and Professional Development Two

Practice Placement

Application of Skills

Year three Modules/placements University Campus

Research Project

University Campus

Radiotherapy and Oncolog y Three

University Campus

Personal and Professional Development Three

Practice Placement

Competence and Practice

Assessing your progress

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress. Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

Your future

Therapeutic radiography offers a range of career pathways, including clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research. On completion of your undergraduate course of study you might also choose to study at postgraduate certificate, diploma and masters level for radiography qualifications and clinical specialism here at St George’s. On graduation you will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Society of Radiographers.


Entry requirements If you meet the minimum requirements set out below, you will be called for interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must be completed within a five-year period including year of application.

Nationality

GCSEs or equivalent

Nationality

65% overall Birkbeck College Certificate in Life Science

Citizen of the UK, EU or EEA or individuals with indefinite leave to remain

Science Foundation Course

65% per module

GCSEs or equivalent

Open University

120 Units

Grades

A* to C (English and Maths must be grade B or above)

Subjects

A minimum of eight subjects to include English Language, Maths, Biology and Physics or Combined Sciences (Double Award) If you studied under an education system that did not include GCSEs we will consider your academic record at the equivalent stage. However, we will not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths in lieu of GCSEs.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade C or above, you will need to offer the Discovering Mathematics module, 30 units All results must be verified by us by 1 September of the year of entry. Irish Leaving Certificate

300

Grades

BBB

Subjects

Three A2 Level subjects (to include at least one science subject). General Studies and Key Skills not accepted

Applicants should list their junior certificates on UCAS form. Undergraduate degree (science related)

2.2 Honours or higher

Undergraduate degree (non science related)

2.2 Honours or higher supplemented by an A-level (A2) in Physics or an Access to Science course

English language

A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.

If English is not your first language while studying, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last two years.

International Baccalaureate Award

Full award diploma with an overall minimum score of 26

Scores

544 at Higher Level (HL)

IELTS

(International English Language Testing System) 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in written element, and no section less than 6.5)*

Pearsons test

67 overall (including 67 in written element, and no section less than 61)*

444 at Standard Level (SL)

*Applicants who have sat the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.

English Language, Maths and Physics (at HL) Access diploma

Award

Full award diploma

Scores

60 credits at level 3

Grades

24 credits at distinction 21 credits at merit You must achieve a minimum of a merit in all 60 credits; no credits should be at a pass

Subjects

30 science-related credits, specifically Biology (9 credits) and Physics (9 credits), modules graded at merit or above, excludes sociology

Additional credits

Any other level 3 credits outside the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted

Other

Applicants are now required to sit separate GCSEs in English and Maths in conjunction with their access course if you do not already have them to the required GCSE level.

Other essential criteria Work experience

Work or voluntary experience in a medical or health-related field; ability to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography. For further information on work experience please visit the ‘Experience it’ section at tasteofmedicine.com

Personal Statement

Must demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area.

Health and Police screening

Satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox.

Professional registration

If you belong to a registered professional body please provide details at interview.

Application and interview Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) by 15 January (the year of entry): ucas.com

Other qualifications 14-19 Diploma

Interviews are held after the application closing date, and take the form of multi-mini interviews. See sgul.ac.uk for more information.

Advanced Diploma grade B in one of the following lines of learning Engineering; or Society, Health and Development Plus Additional Specialist Learning – an A Level (A2) in Biology or Human Biology at grade C

National Diploma (BTEC)

National Certificate (BTEC)

Distinction, Distinction, Merit in Science National Diploma in Public Services only considered if supplemented by additional Science A Level Distinction, Merit only considered if supplemented by additional Science A Level

Six B grades at Higher Level (HL), including English, Maths, Biology or Human Biology and Physics English Language and Maths B2 at HL

A Levels Points

Other essential criteria > work experience > personal statement > health screening > police screening

Exploring Science module, 60 units and Human Biology module, 30 units or Biology, Uniformity and Diversity module, 30 units

A Levels or equivalent

Subjects

A Levels or equivalent > IB English language > Access diploma > if first language > Other qualifications is not English

Fees UK

NHS Bursary-funded programme: all UK students are entitled to have their fees paid and receive a means-tested bursary*.

EU/EEA

All EU and EEA students are entitled to have their fees (and only their fees) paid by the NHS Bursary*. *2014 entry fees are subject to annual review and change. Visit sgul.ac.uk for more information on student finance and the most up-to-date entry requirements.


sgul.ac.uk St George’s, University of London is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. Sharing a clinical environment with a major London teaching hospital, our innovative approach to education results in well-rounded, highly-skilled clinicians, scientists, and health and social care professionals. As a constituent college of the University of London our students have access to a wide range of facilities and services beyond the campus in Tooting. We hope this booklet gives some real insight into completing a Therapeutic Radiography BSc at Kingston and St George’s. In short, you can undertake a specialist undergraduate degree here on a hospital site in a thriving London location, leading, we trust, to an extraordinary future in the health professions. E study@sgul.ac.uk T +44 (0)20 8725 2333

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