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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).
Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
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Radiation therapy is one of the main methods used to treat patients with cancer. This course qualifies you to work as a radiation therapist – the practitioner who, together with other team members, is responsible for the delivery of a course of radiation therapy.
This four-year honours degree gives you a broad academic base on which to develop the clinical skills of radiation therapy. It qualifies you to analyse, evaluate and make clinical decisions and to initiate, participate in and encourage research in cancer and radiation therapy. There are both theoretical and clinical components to this degree, the emphasis being more on the theoretical component in the first two years and more on the clinical and research component in the last two years.
The contact hours are high in this course and the subjects are taught through lectures, laboratory-based practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and clinical placement in the hospital setting.
|TR055 - Radiation Therapy
|TR055 - Radiation Therapy
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There is a worldwide need for radiation therapists, so you should have no difficulty finding employment when you graduate.
The broad scientific content of the degree also means that you will be well qualified to start a career in research and development, medical technology, or the marketing of products associated with cancer medicine in particular, and in the health sector generally.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
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