Birmingham City University Radiotherapy

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Birmingham City University Radiotherapy

You will develop specialist skills through clinical placements within hospital cancer centres, and will consolidate those skills at the university by accessing our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced treatment planning facilities.

What’s covered in the course?

Your academic studies include subjects which form the scientific basis of radiotherapy practice and include an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology, radiation physics and radiobiology. You will also study the social and psychological aspects of cancer care and the needs of patients.

As you advance your knowledge of radiotherapy practice and the science of oncology, you will develop analytical skills and will explore the research evidence that forms the basis of current and emergent practices.

In your final year you will develop your skills of applying research strategies to health and care practice, and will consolidate your clinical skills and knowledge that are necessary for your transition to registered practitioner status. At least 50% of your time will be spent in clinical practice where you will develop the necessary practical skills and expertise that enable you to administer radiotherapy in a safe and competent manner.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are the only training centre for radiotherapy and radiography in the Midlands region
  • Established links with NHS Trusts  with whom we work in partnership
  • We focus on the student, and pride ourselves on a friendly, supportive environment so all our students get the most out of their time here.

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Entry Requirements

Height statement: Most patients are treated at a height of 120-130cm above the ground. You should be able to comfortably and safely manipulate a patient lying at this height.