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.
Information for applicants applying for the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT)
Applications for 2020
Open: 1 August 2019
Close: 15 September 2019
You should apply in the first instance by selecting 'Health Sciences Undergraduate Professional Programmes through the Dunedin campus in 2020' from the drop down box above (even though Radiation Therapy is taught on the Wellington campus), and then select 'Radiation Therapy' from the list.
- Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT)
- Bachelor of Radiation Therapy with Honours (BRT(Hons))
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
See the full list of Radiation Therapy (RADT) papers.
Bachelor of Radiation Therapy (BRT)
|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
|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
|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
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) in Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice
Not offered in 2020
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice is available through Distance Learning.