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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)
Information for appplicants for the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy 2017

Following on from the guest lecture, in PHSI191 by Karen Coleman, Head of Radiation Therapy, on the application of radiation in the health setting, there will be a presentation and tour at the Oncology Department, Dunedin hospital at 5pm (this tour is fully booked) and 6:15pm (places are still available) on Tuesday 31 May. Please email to make a booking.

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.
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.