During your first semester you will take part in Preparation for Practice week. This week is designed to ensure you are prepared for placement and have undertaken all the mandatory training.

Mandatory Training
During the first semester, students are timetabled to participate in a number of sessions to prepare them for practice and thier first placement block. This includes:

  • mandatory training
  • radiation safety
  • tattoo training
  • practice based learning scenarios
  • VERT sessions
  • a visit to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield

There are a number of mandatory training sessions and on-line packages that must be completed by the student before they are clear to attend clinical placement - these are undertaken annually throughout the 3 year course.
Additional mandatory training may be undertaken within the clinical placement site, depending on local requirements.

VERT Training
In year 1, you will also receive VERT training, simulation training on using lasers in practice, tattoo training, radiation safety and a visit to Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, where we undertake activities to demonstrate what it feels like to be a patient receiving therapeutic radiography.

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