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Department of Radiation Therapy

Welcome to the Department of Radiation Therapy, based at the University of Otago, Wellington. Our department provides the only undergraduate and postgraduate education for Radiation Therapists in New Zealand.

Radiation Oncology Department Visit Dates 2016  (391 KB - last updated 16 June 2016)
It is strongly recommended that applicants for the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT) attend a Radiation Therapy Careers Presentation at an oncology department. This PDF lists department visit dates in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Karen Coleman, Head of Department, invites you to a Radiation Therapy Careers Presentation, 1-2pm, Monday 15 August at the Hunter Centre, Dunedin. Open the PDF for full details: [Radiation Therapy Presentation 15 August 2016] (352KB)


About Radiation Therapy
Radiation Therapy uses radiation to treat disease. Most patients receiving radiation therapy are cancer patients. It’s a highly skilled profession and, because cancer affects so many people, qualified radiation therapists are in demand.
Undergraduate study
The Bachelor of Radiation Therapy is a three year full-time programme which is designed to produce radiation therapists qualified to use radiation for the treatment of disease with a minimum of supervision.
Postgraduate programmes
Postgraduate study in Radiation Therapy is distance taught, providing flexibility for clinical practitioners wishing to further their academic qualifications to underpin clinical practice.
Research
The Radiation Therapy Department has a varied research portfolio reflecting the interests of staff.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Modules for Medical Radiation Sciences have been designed for the use of radiation therapists and medical imaging technologists who wish to continue their professional development by completing short modules on topics relevant to their profession.
Our people
A comprehensive staff contact list of the Department of Radiation Therapy.