QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 94

With a range of learning and teaching methods, including placements in each year, this course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as therapeutic radiographer. BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography Therapeutic radiography is a rewarding and caring profession which also calls for considerable technological expertise. It is the skilled application of controlled amounts of radiation as a treatment and it has a crucial role to play in the management of cancer. The therapeutic radiographer has shared responsibility for the planning and accurate delivery of radiation treatment. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work as a therapeutic radiographer in the NHS and the private sector. It is designed to progressively develop the student’s knowledge, understanding, critical thinking skills and application of radiography through close integration between the academic and clinical environment. Year One provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology, scientific and technological radiographic principles, and the professional requirements of a therapeutic radiographer. Students study radiotherapy treatment and management of skin and benign thorax, head and neck, and digestive oncology. In Year Two, students study the developments in the delivery of radiation treatment, the management of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment for reproductive, urinary, endocrine and nervous system. Students are introduced to research methods. Integration of theory and practice is facilitated through 13 weeks of placement. Year Three explores lymphatic, haemopoietic, paediatric, bones, sarcomas and emergency disease management and radiotherapy treatment. The critical skills of evidence- based practice will be further developed. Students will complete 13 weeks clinical placement. Year Four enhances, broadens and consolidates the student’s theoretical, research, professional and clinical skills to enable a smooth transition to working life. Students complete 13 weeks of clinical placement. We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision-making skills; role flexibility; and ability to learn from others. Year One modules Introduction to the Human Body/ Manual Handling/ Science and Technology (D&T)/ Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 1/ Professional Practice 1/ Radiotherapy Practice 1/ Interprofessional Education 1 Year Two modules Introduction to Research/ Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 2/ Radiotherapy Practice 2/ Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 2 Block A/ Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 2 Blocks B and C Year Three modules Research Principles/ Radiotherapy Practice 3/ Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 3/ Professional Practice 3/ Interprofessional Education 3 Year Four modules Structure This is a four-year, full-time honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year, as outlined, and a dissertation in Year Four. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. 92 Applied Research/ Clinical Practice in Radiotherapy 4/ Professional Practice 4/ Interprofessional Education 4 The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.