The degree of Bachelor of Radiation Therapy replaces the Bachelor of Health Sciences endorsed in Medical Radiation Therapy.
Information for new applicants
Information regarding the guidelines for admission to the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy are available from the Division of Health Sciences page.
Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT)
RADT 111 Anatomy and Imaging
RADT 112 Cancer Cell Biology
RADT 113 Health and Human Behaviour
RADT 114 Healthcare Communication
RADT 115 Radiation Technology 1
RADT 116 Radiation Therapy and Oncology I
RADT 117 Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts 1
RADT 211 Radiation Therapy Practice II
RADT 212 Principles of Research
RADT 213 Advanced Healthcare Communication
RADT 214 Radiation Technology II
RADT 215 Radiation Therapy and Oncology II
RADT 216 Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts II
RADT 311 Radiation Therapy Practice III
RADT 312 Literature Analysis
RADT 313 Professional Development
RADT 314 Radiation Therapy and Oncology III
RADT 315 Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts III
Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT)
Admission to Programme
- Admission to the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Radiation Therapy shall be determined by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations.
- The number of candidates to be admitted to the first year of the programme will be determined by the number of places available for clinical teaching.
- Candidates will be selected by the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations on the basis of their academic records and will be required to attend an interview.
- The University of Otago is committed to initiatives that increase the number of Māori and indigenous Pacific Island graduates. The Division of Health Sciences is focused on ensuring that New Zealand's diverse health workforce needs are met, honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promoting academic equity for under-represented groups.
Applicants may also be considered in one or both of the following sub-categories:
- Indigenous Pacific (see note).
An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must provide verified evidence of either Māori whakapapa or indigenous Pacific ancestry and be a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand.
An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must have achieved a minimum academic standard determined by the Radiation therapy Board of Studies and Examination.
Note: Students applying under the Indigenous Pacific sub-category need to provide verified evidence of family ancestry originating from one or more of the following Pacific nations: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawai'i, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).
- The due date for applications for enrolment in the first year course is 15 September in the year preceding desired entry.
- Every applicant for the programme whose application for admission is based on qualifications gained outside New Zealand, and whose first language is not English or Māori, must provide evidence of competence and understanding of written and spoken English in the form of certified results in the International English Language Test (IELT) with a score of not less than 7.5 in the academic band, with a score of 8 or better in the listening band and 8 or better in the speaking band. This test is to be taken in New Zealand.
Structure of Programme
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements set out in the Schedule of papers for the degree and shall normally be pursued over three years of full-time study.
- Candidates will not normally be permitted to enrol in any papers of a year until all papers of the preceding year have been passed.
- Every candidate must gain terms before being admitted to examinations.
- Candidates who fail to gain terms shall subsequently pursue a course of study approved by the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations.
- A candidate who fails any paper may, on the recommendation of the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations, be admitted to a special examination.
Withdrawal from Programme
A candidate who withdraws from the programme must obtain the approval of the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations. Applications for readmission must be submitted to the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations by 1 November in the year prior to that for which readmission is sought.
Exclusion from Programme
Any candidate who fails to complete the requirements for a paper in two academic years may be excluded by the Board of the Division of Health Sciences on the recommendation of the Radiation Therapy Board of Studies and Examinations.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.