Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science - Radiation Therapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle

This program combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning. Throughout their studies in medical radiation science, students will have access to the latest technologies in radiation therapy, including patient treatment labs on campus. Students develop essential clinical skills, patient communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team with the following theoretical knowledge: anatomy; behavioural science; clinical methods; imaging and treatment technologies; oncology; physiology and research. This program involves the learning of professional radiation therapy knowledge and skills underpinned by relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in several settings both locally and nationally as part of the program. Centres can include major teaching hospitals, rural hospitals, and private practices.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended studies: English and Physics or Mathematics; Meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements


320 units of compulsory courses. The program is conducted over 4 years of full-time study, involving an integrated approach to the theoretical, practical and clinical components of the program. Students will complete approximately 42 weeks of practical experience through the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally.

Subjects you can Study:

Radiation therapy

Study Pathways:

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Further information:

This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW health facilities, and as such there is a requirement to meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements. These requirements may include criminal record checks, screening and immunisations. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements. The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this program degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components.


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Radiation Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 78.9 No Full time 4 years
The University of Newcastle is rated in the top 250 universities in the world and in 2014 was ranked number 1 in Australia of universities under 50 years of age.

The University of Newcastle has campuses in the Newcastle CBD, at Callaghan, on the Central Coast at Ourimbah, serving a regional community of more than 750,000. There is also a campus in the Sydney CBD and in Singapore in partnership with PSB Academy.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs through five Faculties as well as a number of enabling programs including Open Foundation (for students aged over 21), Newstep (for students aged 17 to 21) and Yapug, a pre-degree preparation program for Indigenous students.

The student population is over 42,000 with international student enrolment growing annually. This year over 7,000 students from more than 60 countries will study both on and off-shore in teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering, science, technology and business.

Each faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate programs on campus, by distance, online or in combinations of all three. So too, does the University's main centre for graduate business programs, the Newcastle Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School is the postgraduate coursework unit that delivers online postgraduate programs and is now recognised as a leader in the field, offering one of the most flexible, student-focused, and least complicated delivery systems in Australia.

The University is well known for its research excellence and is ranked in the top 10 of Australian research universities. Problem-based learning, pioneered by Newcastle's medical faculty some 25 years ago, has been refined and now also underpins its programs in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Nursing and Law.

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

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