Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice - Clinical Practice

Trinity College Dublin

Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice - Clinical Practice

Our postgraduate radiation courses are available in two strands, Clinical Practice or Treatment Planning. This is the Clinical Practice strand.

This strand aims to develop knowledge and skills in the advanced radiation therapy management of cancer patients and to enable you to critically evaluate and participate in research in this area.

During our teaching , you will gain in-depth evidence-based knowledge of the management of radiotherapy patients, critically evaluate your practice and develop ideas for services improvements within your practice and workplace.

The online delivery of this programme allows you to undertake a flexible yet structured programme of education, with no requirement to attend the Trinity campus; benefit from evidence- based learning resources and input from clinical experts; share experiences and ideas with fellow students doing online discussions; benefit from weekly engagement with fellow learners and academics through interactive webinars.

Is This Course For Me?
The Clinical Practice strand is aimed at Radiotherapy professionals seeking to expand their career into Advanced Clinical Practice, Management and/or Research; who wish to work in an extended role in their department; or are returning to employment and may wish to update their knowledge on current evidence-based practice.

Course Structure
The P.Grad.Cert. is worth 30 ECTS: the P.Grad.Dip. is worth 60 ECTS.

The programme uses a range of authentic continuous assessments which gives you the opportunity to produce work which is highly relevant to the clinical environment and develops independent life-long learning skills; this includes written and practical assignments, online activities, project and case studies

Subjects taught

There are two entry routes for this course: Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma. Both these entry routes may lead to an M.Sc.

The P.Grad.Cert consists of three online modules completed over one academic year: Imaging for Advanced Radiotherapy Practice; Delineation for Radiotherapy Planning; Advances in Radiation Therapy.

On successful completion of the Certificate, you may choose to register to complete three additional modules towards the award of the P.Grad.Dip.

The P.Grad.Dip consists of six online modules, completed over one academic year: Imaging for Advanced Radiotherapy Practice; Delineation for Radiotherapy Planning; Advances in radiation therapy: Research Methods: Management skills for healthcare professionals: Radiobiological principles and practice.

On successful completion of the P.Grad.Dip, you may choose to register for a M.Sc. top-up year and complete a Research Dissertation module towards the award of an M.Sc.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

Applications must:

Hold an Honours Bachelor's degree in Radiation Therapy, Medical Physics, Medicine or a related discipline; or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Possess evidence of sufficient, relevant professional experience.

Have access to radiation therapy planning software for the duration of the course.

Have a fluent command of the English language. Students whose first language is not English must meet the university's English language requirements.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


Online full-time or part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of the course are able to expand their career into advanced clinical practice, management and/or research, as well as work in an advanced role in their department.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Full time

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