University of Cumbria
The course has a common 1st year and then students specialise in either radiotherapy physics or nuclear medicine in year 2. The course offers a unique method of studying a healthcare science programme. This involves intensive study weeks at university spaced with periods of work placement with an employer.�There is approximately 50 weeks clinical placement in medical physicsdepartments and radiotherapy departments. We have exceptional facilities boasting computerised radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR) equipment and specialist radiation protection labs with a linear accelerator simulator.
1st or 2nd Class Honours degree. Applicants will be recruited by the NHS Modernising Scientific Careers Healthcare Science Graduate Diploma Scheme. Once a place is secured they will apply as a direct applicant to the university. Applicants will normally have a 1st degree in physics.
Year 1: Professional practice 1; scientific basis of healthcare science 1; scientific basis of healthcare science 2; qualificatory practice unit 1. Year 2: Qualificatory practice unit 2. Year 2 pathway-specific modules for radiotherapy physics: Practice of Radiotherapy physics; cancer, radiobiology and clinical radiotherapy physics. Year 2 pathway-specific modules for nuclear medicine: Clinical nuclear medicine; physics and instrumentation (nuclear medicine).
There is a work based training/practice module each year. This results in the production of a clinical portfolio and students are required to pass all aspects of the portfolio (including attendance requirements) in order to progress to the next year.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster Campus||Lancaster||LA1 3JD||North West|
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