Be at the forefront of cancer treatment innovation.
The radiation therapy degree at the University of Newcastle is Australia's leading study program in the discipline. Our graduates are sought after worldwide, working to eradicate cancer using superb medical competence and the world's most advanced cancer treatment technology. As a radiation therapist, you can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.
What is radiation therapy?
Also known as radiotherapy, radiation therapy uses sophisticated radiation technology to target and destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours - allowing cancer to be treated, managed and cured. Our students learn to use radiation therapy as the primary treatment, or used alongside other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy.