Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program aims to provide students with opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge in the radiotherapy environment, equipping them with the ability to apply scientific and technical knowledge in a professional practice. Radiation therapists help cancer patients through a challenging part of their lives. They not only plan and deliver highly accurate radiation treatment but also provide emotional support and care for patients. Typically, a patient receiving radiotherapy will see the radiation therapist every day for several weeks and students will need to be able to demonstrate empathy and a caring nature towards a wide range of patients.
384 credit points consisting of 264 credit points of core theoretical radiation therapy studies and 120 credit points of professional practice studies.
- Radiation therapy
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy
Students may apply to transfer to a Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (Honours) at the end of second year. Entry to Honours will be competitive and will be based on Grade Point Average. Postgraduate studies in Ultrasound or Research degrees are available.
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Hepatitis B vaccination and a current Blue Card prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.