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Professional Development in Radiotherapy and Oncology

Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy
Technical Advances in Radiotherapy


This module aims to provide a framework of analysis, reflection and experiential learning to support practitioners working in the field of radiotherapy and oncology in achieving personal, professional and academic development. The emphasis within the module is for learners to critically reflect on current practice, professional roles within the multi-disciplinary team and statutory / professional body requirements and utilise this to enhance your 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

Your portfolio allows you to provide evidence of academic and clinical learning in a wider range of clinical practice and develop your own professional profile.

What you learn

You will create an innovative Professional Development Portfolio (PDP)  that demonstrates your continuing professional development in a wide range of practices. You will be able to critically reflect on your widening professional role, responsibilities and the impact this has on service delivery.

General areas covered

  • Theoretical framework of reflective practice
  • Reflective writing
  • Supporting learners in the workplace
  • Resilience 
  • Personal and professional career development planning
  • Principles, concepts and issues associated with portfolio development and maintenance. 
  • Selection and justification of evidence associated with role and the creation of evidential packages.

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Evidenced based practice
  • Reflective practice
  • Critical appraisal and analysis
  • Career planning/ progression

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.

Professional recognition

Pending accreditation  by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a planning suite and 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 2020/21

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £1,375

International students: £1,375 - 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:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
    • 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 January 2021, with online induction activities during w/c 11th January and teaching from w/c 18th January.  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:

    • Coursework

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Gemma Burke - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2373

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