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Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

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The aim of this module is to provide you with specialist knowledge of the planning and delivery of adjuvant radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer. Module content includes basic introduction to breast cancer and the breast cancer care pathway, technical delivery of radiotherapy including current issues, challenges with radiotherapy delivery and current clinical trials, and care of the patient undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy. 

For those individuals who are working within or towards advanced or consultant practice roles, this module has been designed to help you develop the skills necessary for this level of practice. In particular the module is designed to enhance intraprenurial skills which can be used by an individual to innovate within an organisation, developing and implementing novel solutions to organisational problems.

Who the module is aimed at 

For individuals working with patients diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient.

This module will allow you to consider changes to service delivery within your work remit that would enhance the radiotherapy pathway for patients with breast cancer.

General areas covered 

  • Basic introduction to breast cancer and the breast cancer care pathway
  • Technical delivery of radiotherapy including current issues, challenges and trials.
  • Care of the patient undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy

Skills gained for the workplace

You will gain understanding of current clinical trials in the field of breast cancer irradiation, and develop skills in writing a business case for service improvement.

Unique or interesting features 

There will be webinars from experts in specific radiotherapy techniques or patient care for participants to enhance skills and knowledge.

Professional recognition

Accredited by Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Fees and Funding for 2022/23

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £710

EU / International students: £710 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience: must have worked, or be currently working with patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer 
    • Reliable internet connection
    • If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area

    The above must be evidenced in your application form

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence in September 2022.  The module is delivered over a 12 week period.

    This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.


    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Report

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Heather Drury-Smith - or contact the student experience team:

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