Radiotherapy is one of the main methods used to treat patients with cancer and this course qualifies you to work as a therapeutic radiographer - the practitioner who is responsible for the delivery of a course of radiotherapy.
When you qualify, you will work with clinical oncologists and physicists to plan the best course of treatment for patients. You will be trained to be the main point of contact for the patient and will be involved in all aspects of his or her treatment.
This four-year degree gives you a broad academic base on which to develop the clinical skills of radiotherapy. It qualifies you to analyse, evaluate and make decisions and to initiate, participate in and encourage research into the profession. There are both theoretical and clinical components to this degree, the emphasis being more on the theoretical component in the first two years and more on the clinical and research component in the last two years.