Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Advanced Practice (Radiotherapy and Oncology)

This course is for practitioners working in extended roles or at an advanced practice level in their clinical field; it provides a flexible programme of study that reflects evolving scope of practice and is tailored to individual development needs and the service requirements; students critically evaluate theoretical perspectives to help inform and underpin their clinical decision making and develop their ability to work collaboratively across professional boundaries; the course improves independent and active learning ability, enabling students to: advance their knowledge, understanding and skills; review and enhance their own and others practice; develop their management of complex issues and problems; lead practice developments; the course also supports students and enables them to work towards developing a profile that satisfies professional body requirements for advanced practice and statutory requirements for continuing professional development (CPD); this increases employability and career potential. Students can also study modules from across all postgraduate radiotherapy and oncology courses and the wider Faculty of Health and Wellbeing continuing professional development (CPD) framework.

Entry requirements

Normally 1 from: A degree in therapeutic radiography; a Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent study in therapeutic radiography; an equivalent healthcare degree; if English is a 2nd language, students also need an IELTS of 6.5 or above; students also need a letter of support from their line manager indicating that they are in an appropriate extended role in practice, have clinical support mechanisms and a mentor assigned; students need to satisfy the course leader that they have an ability to complete the course, and undergo a telephone interview before being offered a place.

Course modules

PgCert: Expert practice; advanced practice profile.
PgDip: Research methods for practice; personalised study module or work-based learning module; plus 45 credits of optional modules chosen from these 15 credit modules; practice educator; treatment verification; informed consent in healthcare practice; clinical applications of radiobiology; pre-treatment imaging; paediatric cancer and its management; evidencing your CPD; prostate cancer; breast cancer radiotherapy; IMRT: principles to practice; and these 30 credit modules; advanced communication and information in supportive and palliative care; advanced communication skills in practice (taught and distance learning); psychology of cancer care; fundamentals of radiotherapy planning; advances in radiotherapy planning; Master's dissertation.

Assessment methods

Individually negotiated assignment; portfolio; outline business case; journal article; oral viva.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,070 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (Post-Experience and Postgraduate Office)
Telephone number: 
0114 225 2373