Future Directions in Radiotherapy and Oncology
This module aims to facilitate critical appraisal of current and future directions in radiotherapy and oncology. The emphasis is on exploring how these will impact on service users and working practices. This is an evolving module that will critically evaluate the impact of changes in policy and on-going advances or developments in a rapidly changing and specialised area of practice.
Who the course is aimed at
This module is aimed at Therapy Radiographers and health care professionals working in the radiotherapy and oncology field.
Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient
The module learning outcomes have a clear focus on, not only acquisition of knowledge but the development of academic, professional and transferable skills that can be applied in practice and used positively to enhance your service and your own career progression.
What you learn
- To demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of current and future issues and challenges in radiotherapy and oncology and discuss these in the context of policy drivers, research literature and current trials.
- To make informed judgements about current or future service delivery by critically evaluating advances in the profession including the novel or experimental in radiotherapy and oncology.
- To critically appraise the relevant literature relating to current and future issues and challenges, and use this to critically evaluate their impact on the service, individual professions and service users.
General areas covered – indicative content
- Treatment delivery in radiotherapy including technological advances and considerations; for example, IMRT, tomotherapy, particle therapy, intra-operative radiotherapy, stereotactic, and manufacturer presentations.
- Oncology principles and practice including the novel and experimental
- Technical/patient care innovations and their impact on service delivery
- Contemporary issues and current challenges in practice
- Current policy and guidance in radiotherapy and oncology
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
- Evidenced based practice
- Reflective practice
- Critical appraisal and analysis
Unique or interesting features
You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module and gain feedback from your tutor.
Pending accreditation by the 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 Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
- Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £1,335
International students: £1,335 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- Relevant professional qualification
- Relevant work experience
- Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
- Reliable internet access
- 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
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to begin delivery during w/c 30th September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019. The module is normally delivered over a 12 week period.
For distance learning modules attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits