Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice - Treatment Planning
Our postgraduate radiation courses are available in two strands, Clinical Practice or Treatment Planning. This is the Treatment Planning strand.
This strand aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the field of Radiation Therapy treatment planning.
During our online postgraduate courses, 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 Treatment Planning strand is aimed at Radiation Therapy professionals that are seeking to expand their career into advanced techniques, treatment planning or/and research; wish to work in an advanced role in their department in treatment planning; or wish to update their knowledge on current evidence- based practice.
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.
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; and Specialist Radiation Therapy Techniques.
On successful completion of the P.Grad.Cert., you may choose to register to complete three additional modules towards the award of a 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; Specialist Radiation Therapy Techniques; Research Methods; Treatment Planning for Modulated Techniques; Proton Therapy Planning and Delivery.
On successful completion of the P.Grad.Dip., you may choose to register for an M.Sc. top up year and complete a Research Dissertation module towards the award of a M.Sc.
Applications will be accepted from those who:
Hold an honours primary 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.
Evidence of 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.
Closing Date: 31st July 2024
1 year part-time, online.
Next Intake: September 2024
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Graduates of the course are able to expand their career into advanced techniques, treatment planning or/and research, as well as work in an advanced role in their department.