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Study Radiation Therapy at Otago

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Overview

Radiation therapy is the treatment of disease, usually cancer, by radiation. The radiation therapist is part of a skilled team of health professionals who care for and treat mainly cancer patients. Working under supervision of an oncologist, the radiation therapist plans and delivers the treatment.

Radiation therapists have a close involvement with patients, usually carrying out treatment five days a week for four to six weeks. With advances in early detection of cancer, most patients can be cured, resulting in immense job satisfaction for the radiation therapist.

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Contact details

Department of Radiation Therapy
University of Otago, Wellington
University of Otago
PO Box 7343
Newtown
Wellington 6242
Tel 64 4 385 5475
Email rtenquiries.uow@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Radiation Therapy (RADT) papers.

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Programme Requirements

BRT degree table

Year Papers Points
1st year

RADT 121  Radiation Therapy Practice

RADT 122  Anatomy and Imaging

RADT 123  Radiation Therapy and Oncology 1

RADT 124  Radiation Therapy Planning Concepts 1

RADT 125  Healthcare Communication

RADT 126  Health and Human Behaviour

RADT 127  Radiation Technology 1

11

32

30

12

  8

  9

18

2nd year

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

60

  6

10

16

10

18

3rd year

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

60

12

12

14

22

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) in Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice

Papers

Two of:

  • RADT 401 Applied Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
  • RADT 402 Patient Centred Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
  • RADT 403 Brachytherapy Principles and Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice is available through Distance Learning.

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