Radiotherapy uses high dose radiation to treat cancer. It works by destroying malignant cells in the area that’s treated. Oncology is the medical study and a treatment of cancer. Take advantage of an increasing demand for graduate therapeutic radiographers in the health service and private sector by completing this course. You learn to use radiation equipment, software and systems for treatment and treatment planning to treat cancer patients. You also learn to apply theory to practice and tailor the treatment to the patient by accurately targeting high dose radiation beams and sparing surrounding normal tissues. At your on-campus training you use the state-of-the-art virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT). It creates a life-size 3D replica of a linear accelerator (equipment which is used to treat cancer patients) and the potential to walk around the room. We also have 20 networked Eclipse planning computers with specialist staff on hand to teach you radiotherapy planning. Your studies are put into practice in clinical practice placements that give you essential professional experience and skills. You are based at one hospital for the majority of your training, but at the end of year two you complete an elective placement at a different training site of your choice.