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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

15 January 2021

Location

St George's, University of London and Kingston University

UCAS Code

B822, institution code S49

Start dates

September 2021

Apply via UCAS

This course received a 100% student satisfaction rating in the most recent NSS survey.

Therapeutic Radiography BSc equips you with the skills, knowledge, and technical expertise needed to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment whilst caring for people with cancer. You will learn how to identify and manage side effects of radiotherapy whilst caring for patients in a holistic way. You will use advanced state of the art radiotherapy equipment in a safe and responsible manner to image and target tumours with millimetre accuracy, delivering the maximum dose with minimum impact on healthy tissue.

The therapeutic radiographer works alongside clinical oncologists, physicists and other healthcare professionals in a multi-disciplinary oncology team to provide patient-centred care. 

You will demonstrate the values of the NHS constitution, treating all service users with respect, dignity, compassion and care.  

It is important that you have both the appropriate caring personality and technical and analytical skills.

Read more information about our courses and university services terms and conditions.

Covid-19 updates

We won’t be making any significant changes to the content of our programmes, but there will be some changes to the way they are delivered. Please see the Covid-19 updates tab for further details of how this may affect this course for September 2020.

Highlights

  • This course received a 100% student satisfaction rating in the NSS survey (2020).
  • Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers.

  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for eligibility to apply for registration.

  • This course is run by the Centre for Allied Health (Education) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University. You will benefit from a multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered at St George’s. The degree is awarded by St George’s.

  • Interprofessional education: opportunities exist for our students to learn alongside one another reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment.

  • 50 per cent of your time will be spent in an NHS trust on placement as a student radiographer.

  • Our teaching staff have years of experience as therapeutic radiographers and experienced academics.

  • Careers advice and skills for employability are embedded into our teaching.

  • Clinical placement sites include: Royal Marsden Hospital (Kensington and Sutton), Royal Surrey (Guildford) and Maidstone (Kent).
  • St George's is the only university in London to have a brand new remote online treatment planning software application. 
Yasmeen Malik

Yasmeen Malik

Admissions Tutor

I am a Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography, based at St George's, University of London - the UK’s specialist health university.

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Government announces additional £5k support funding to students on Allied Health degrees

Students studying Allied Health degrees at university are set to receive an additional £5,000 per year of NHS funding from September 2020. The additional funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans. The additional funding applies to new and existing students and does not need to be paid back.

The government expects the £5,000 maintenance grants to benefit around 100,000 students every year.

There will also be extra payments worth up to £3,000 per academic year for eligible students. These include:

  • £1,000 towards childcare costs

  • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit

  • £1,000 if they’re a new student studying a shortage specialism important to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Fees and funding

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Home (UK) tuition fees

Academic year

Home (UK) (per academic year)

Total fee*

2021/22

£9,250

£27,750

*Tuition fees for Home (UK) students are determined by UK government policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the government.

For more information, see our fees and funding pages.

International (including EU) tuition fees

Academic year

International (per academic year)

Total fee*

2021/22

£16,500

£49,500

*Tuition fees for international students are set by St George’s, University of London. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and will not normally increase by more than 5 per cent each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year.

For more information about fees, check our fees and funding pages, and read the UK government information about fees and funding.

Additional costs

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item 

Description

Admissions costs

DBS - £40
Post office verification - £5 
Administration fee - £6

Clothing

Lab coat (available in SU Shop) - £10
Comfortable shoes for placement
Blue/black headscarf (if appropriate)

Equipment

Additional / replacement radiography markers - £14

Technology requirements

Find out more about technology requirements associated with online learning.

 

“The variety of learning at St George’s helps make you the best practitioner possible. Traditional lectures prepare you with academic knowledge, group learning sharpens your communication skills and clinical placement properly prepares you for working in a hospital – by giving you the opportunity to actually work in a hospital! It’s no exaggeration to say that patient interaction is the greatest part of studying this degree, and that’s available in spades. The feeling that you’ve managed to improve someone’s life, to help someone, even fractionally, is just indescribable. ”

- Josiah

Therapeutic Radiography BSc

Entry criteria 2021

If you meet our minimum requirements, you will be invited for an interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

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GCSEs

Grades

5 subjects graded 4 (C) or above

Subjects

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or combined Science (Double or Triple Award).

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Skills instead of GCSEs.

A Levels

Grades

BBB

Subjects

Must include one science subject.

Contextual admissions

At St George’s, we want to attract students who share our mission to improve the health of society, regardless of their background. That’s why our Contextual Admissions schemes take into consideration additional information from your application, like the school you attended or the area you live in or if you have been in care, to make the admissions process fairer. Further details on Contextual Admissions are available here.

Additional information

A levels must be completed within two years, although modular re-sits will be considered.

International Baccalaureate

Award

Full Award Diploma

Scores

5, 5, 4 at Higher Level (HL)

4, 4, 4 at Standard Level (SL)

Subjects

Must include Physics, Biology or Chemistry (at least one to HL) and Maths and English Language to SL or higher.

Access Diploma

Award

Full Award Diploma (in a science subject)

Scores

60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded).

Grades

45 pure science related credits including at least 9 credits in Physics.

Overall 21 credits must be graded at Distinction and 24 at minimum Merit.

Physics (9 credits) modules must be graded at Merit or above.

Subjects

Physics (9 credits), modules graded at Merit or above.

Additional credits

Any additional credits outside of the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

Additional information

You are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths alongside the Access Diploma as per the requirements outlined above.

Students studying an Access Diploma will need to provide a detailed transcript on completion. 

Other qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma 

DDM in Applied Science.

BTEC Extended Certificate or BTEC Diploma 

DM with a science A Level grade B. 

Birkbeck College Certificate in Life Science

65% overall.

Science Foundation Course

65% per module. Considered on a case by case basis. 

Undergraduate degree (science related)

2.2 Honours or higher.

HKDSE

4,4,4 including one Science.

EU and international qualifications

Please contact us for more details.

English language

If English is not your first language and you are not a national of a country deemed by either the UK Home Office or St George’s, University of London to be ‘majority English speaking’ listed here, you will be required to meet the English Language requirements outlined below. Tests are valid for a period of two years.

GCSE / IGCSE

English Language grade 5 (B) or above

IELTS

(International English Language Testing System)

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.

Pearsons Test

Overall score of 65 (with at least 65 in Writing and 59 in your other 3 components).

Non-academic entry criteria

Non-academic entry criteria

Work experience

Please see below.

Personal statement

Must demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area.

Health and police screening

Satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox
Enhanced Police Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass an occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. Candidates who are concerned about a health issue are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

Offer holders will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety, and will receive a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of health screening if they firmly accept their offer. However, you may wish to contact your general practitioner (GP) to begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation before  you receive an offer, as it consists of three injections over a six month period.

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this is sent to offer holders as part of the admissions process, but you can read more about DBS checks here.

Professional registration

If you belong to a registered professional body please provide details at interview.

Own Test (Literacy and Numeracy)

Candidates invited to the interview and on selection day will be required to sit a numeracy and literacy test.
Date of test: On interview day

Work experience

We understand the challenges for our prospective applicants for medicine and allied health courses trying to gain work experience at this time, particularly in clinical settings.    

In response to the government’s social distancing guidelines, which have a significant impact on all areas of life, we have chosen to relax our work experience requirements for prospective applicants for our courses which would normally require these.    

Despite the relaxed requirements, we still require our applicants to have an understanding of the realities of working as a healthcare professional and to show they have the necessary skills and attributes for their chosen career. Online resources can give you valuable insight into working in the healthcare sector and outline the wide range of careers and courses available. You can find a number of suggested resources for each of our courses here. 

Personal statement

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, you should be able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area, this should be evident from your personal statement.

Health and police screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. If you are concerned about a health issue we strongly advise you to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

You will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety, so please contact your general practitioner (GP) to arrange screening. You should begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation as soon as you submit your UCAS application, as it consists of three injections over a six-month period. If you firmly accept an offer you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of screening for Hepatitis B.

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this is sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Read more about DBS checks.

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, you must provide details of your registration. If your professional registration has been suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practice investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. This will be reviewed by the admissions tutor and you may be required to provide full copies of related documentation. Any information you disclose will only be used for the purpose of considering your application to the applied course

In year 1 you will participate in the Essentials of Radiotherapy module, that begins the exciting learning about caring for people with cancer, how cancer is treated and concepts of radiation treatment. We help you to develop your unique identity as a St George’s Therapeutic Radiographer. You have the opportunity to learn alongside other students from different professions in specific interprofessional activities. You will also gain knowledge of anatomy and imaging plus work in the clinical department putting skills and knowledge into practice.  

In year 2, you will build upon your knowledge and skills from year 1. In the discipline specific modules Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy, you will learn about specific cancers, how we care for people with these tumours and the detailed complex treatment with radiotherapy. Learning on the VERT and Treatment Planning System is embedded within these modules. You will learn about imaging on treatment to ensure treatment accuracy using specialist software that is used in clinical departments. This helps you to become ‘employment ready’. You also study Research Methods in readiness to complete your own research in year 3.

In addition to the dissertation module in year 3, you will further develop your clinical skills within the radiotherapy department. You will have the opportunity to go on an elective placement, which may be in UK or abroad. An interprofessional module enables you to learn and work alongside students from physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and occupational therapy to explore quality and service improvement within healthcare.  You will be ready to graduate with the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a therapeutic radiographer in the changing healthcare environment.

Our students benefit from a cutting-edge virtual reality suite and an interactive treatment planning system throughout the course to support your learning and enhance your practical skills.

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Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, peer-assisted learning, case-based learning, simulated practical experience and clinical experience. Facilities include the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and an interactive treatment planning system, both of which are used throughout the course to support learning and enhance practical skills.

Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training VERT

The Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) creates a three-dimensional treatment suite and offers an interactive function that hones the psychomotor skills required to deliver radiotherapy with pinpoint accuracy. If you study with us, you’ll practice your radiography skills in a safe and supportive environment using the latest virtual reality:

  • VERT creates a three-dimensional treatment suite and offers an interactive environment that develops and refines the psychomotor skills required to deliver radiotherapy with pinpoint accuracy

  • this innovative equipment allows us to further enhance your teaching and learning experience.

Our teaching draws on the wealth of experience of our placement collaborators and alumni who present masterclasses and workshops that enrich your learning. They also inform the curriculum to keep it up to date.

Practice placements provide an opportunity to put theory into practice and consolidate your learning experiences. Practice placement sites include:

  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea, London

  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, Surrey

  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Surrey.

Assessment methods

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress.

Because we want you to reach your full potential, we build in opportunities for formative assessments and provide feedback on assessment tasks so you know what you need to do to optimise your performance.

Find out how this course is structured and assessed on the Unistats website

Therapeutic Radiography qualifications from St George’s are internationally recognised and offer a range of career opportunities in hospital and other clinical settings, with the opportunity to progress towards clinical specialisation, management, teaching and research careers.

Therapeutic radiography requires the use of a diverse range of skills, attributes, equipment and techniques to prepare and deliver the individualised treatment whilst caring for the patient in a holistic manner.

Constant advances in technology allow therapeutic radiographers to continue to improve the outcomes for patients with cancer, making this a rewarding career choice. On completion of this course you can choose to study at postgraduate certificate, diploma and Master’s level for radiography qualifications.

Careers
  • Treatment planning (dosimetry).

  • Practice educator/clinical learning facilitator
  • Teaching in higher education

  • Medical systems industry
  • Management (operational/cancer services/education)

  • Quality assurance.

  • Treatment delivery.

  • Treatment review within a multi-disciplinary teamd.

  • Research.

  • Treatment and patient care.

  • Palliative care.

Advanced career paths
  • Complex treatment planning (dosimetry)

  • Drug prescribing

  • Advanced and consultant-level practitioner.

  • Postgraduate courses including mammography

On graduation, you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council and apply for membership of the Society and College of Radiographers.

Covid-19 guidance

For information on applications, clearing, work experience and gap years, view our latest Covid-19 FAQs for prospective applicants.

Apply for this course through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) by 15 January in the year of entry. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.

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Application checklist

You must provide the following.

  • Full details of your Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) qualifications with grades.

  • Full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualifications with achieved/predicted grades.

  • A personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website). We recommend that you include in your statement a recognition that studying a BSc in Therapeutic Radiography will include practice and study in a number of settings.

  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades.

After submitting your application to UCAS:

  • log in to UCAS Track and make sure all your academic details have been included

  • if any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the admissions officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades.

Deferred entry

We will consider applications from applicants who wish to defer entry by a year, provided you plan to use the time constructively. If you are offered a place on the course and subsequently decide to defer, you must inform us by 1 June of the year of application.

After application

We will send you an acknowledgement email and letter when we receive your application. Please make sure your email account is able to accept communications from St George’s as we will mainly communicate with you via email. Selected applicants will be invited to attend interview.

Decisions from St George’s will be entered onto UCAS Track and direct applicants will be contacted via email.

We have been working hard to find ways to teach our courses without disruption, while keeping our staff and students safe and making sure we follow government guidance on Covid-19. We won’t be making any significant changes to the content of our programmes, but there will be some changes to the way they are delivered. Please see below for further details of how this may affect this course.

If government advice changes, we may need to update our plans. If we do so, we will update this information, and will keep current students and offer holders informed by email.

We will also continue to update our frequently asked questions page for applicants and offer holders and current students as more information becomes available.

Content of the course

We are not making any significant changes to the content of the Therapeutic Radiography BSc programme. There may be some changes to the way this content is delivered – see below.

Supporting vulnerable students

Students considered to be most at risk from Covid-19 should work at home wherever possible in line with government advice. Students who are going on placement will be required to complete an individual risk assessment and others may choose to do so. In addition, students from vulnerable groups, including care leavers, students estranged from their families and students with disabilities, are prioritised for help from the University’s Hardship Funds and for accommodation in Horton Halls. Priority for loans of laptops from the University will be given to those eligible to receive a hardship grant; those registered as disabled, care leavers or with caring responsibilities; and international students who may have difficulty sourcing an appropriate device on arrival in the UK.

We recognise the impact that the current circumstances may have on mental health and have expanded our counselling provision, offering remote appointments to any student. In addition, every student will be allocated a personal tutor to offer individual pastoral and academic support from the start of their studies. (Further information about health and wellbeing advice during Covid-19 is available here).

Priority consideration has been given to support for students with disabilities when accessing teaching and learning online, through the provision of automatic live captioning and British Sign Language within our primary technologies of Panopto, MS Teams and Big Blue Button. These can benefit a range of students, especially those who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), memory processing issues, and for whom English is an additional language.

Human-level captioning is also available where a need has been established through the Disability Advisory team. Human-level captioning requests are processed by the Learning Technology Services (LTS) section and can be requested by email to lts@sgul.ac.uk

How the course will be delivered

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Incoming students (starting September 2020)

The existing learning outcomes for our modules and courses will remain in place. From September to December 2020 all students will primarily access their learning, including learning materials, via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas. Hands-on practical teaching and learning activities will be delivered on campus with appropriate social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) measures put in place, and with controls on the number of people in each location.

The online components of the course will be designed to balance interactive real-time sessions with lecturers and other students, with self-paced independent study. Students will have clear learning pathways through the activities they are expected to engage with, and there will be opportunities to check learning and progress.

Simulation facilities can and will be used when appropriate to supplement clinical education. However, we anticipate all modules in clinical will continue as planned. We intend to run our usual simulation week, to help prepare students for their placements. This will be in smaller groups due to social distancing restrictions, and PPE will be provided for students and facilitators.

Personal tutor support and all other student support, such as the Academic Success Centre, will also be online for this period, using a range of methods for staying in touch, such as telephone, email and the University’s web conferencing systems BigBlueButton and MSTeams.

Pending Health Education England (HEE) approval, placements are currently expected to resume from September 2020 with minimum changes to planned delivery or timings. All students on placement will be expected to undertake a risk assessment and adhere to local Trust working patterns and guidance.

We have managed changes to the requirements of our placement partners by amending our 2020/21 year plan. Sites cannot accommodate more than a certain number of students from any one year group on site at any time, so we have arranged our plans to avoid overlap. Students will not be placed in ‘Covid-hot’ units. They will have a risk assessment if they identify as vulnerable themselves or share a home with a vulnerable person. The team will liaise with each student on an individual basis.

To get the most from online study, hardware requirements have been established and communicated to all existing students and offer holders. Students will need their own personal computer or laptop and an internet connection in their place of accommodation. This needs to be in place at the start of the course. Once enrolled, students will have the ability to use Office 365 as part of our institutional licence, and access software required for their modules/courses via AppsAnywhere. In addition, we offer Office for Mac via Ofice365, but only the following applications are available for Mac: Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote. Web-based Office applications are available on Mac. Full details are available here. There is a provision for students who may struggle to meet the hardware requirements to contact our IT Hardship team.

Current students

The existing learning outcomes for our modules and courses will remain in place. From September to December 2020 all students will primarily access their learning, including learning materials, via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas. Hands-on practical teaching and learning activities will be delivered on campus with appropriate social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) measures put in place, and with controls on the number of people in each location.

The online components of the course will be designed to balance interactive real-time sessions with lecturers and other students, with self-paced independent study. Students will have clear learning pathways through the activities they are expected to engage with, and there will be opportunities to check learning and progress. Some small group sessions will take place for Year 2 and 3 students in the simulation suite. These will be with appropriate PPE and socially distanced as guidelines dictate.

Personal tutor support and all other student support, such as the Academic Success Centre, will also be online for this period, using a range of methods for staying in touch, such as telephone, email and the University’s web conferencing systems BigBlueButton and MSTeams.

Pending Health Education England (HEE) approval, placements are currently expected to resume from September 2020 with minimum changes to planned delivery or timings. All students on placement will be expected to undertake a risk assessment and adhere to local Trust working patterns and guidance.

To get the most from online study, hardware requirements have been established and communicated to all existing students and offer holders. Students will need their own personal computer or laptop and an internet connection in their place of accommodation. This needs to be in place at the start of the course. Once enrolled, students will have the ability to use Office 365 as part of our institutional licence, and access software required for their modules/courses via AppsAnywhere. In addition, we offer Office for Mac via Ofice365, but only the following applications are available for Mac: Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote. Web-based Office applications are available on Mac. Full details are available here. There is a provision for students who may struggle to meet the hardware requirements to contact our IT Hardship team.

Risk assessment

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Incoming students (starting September 2020)

Students with pre-existing illnesses or disabilities, or who are shielding

If you suffer, or have suffered, from a serious illness (physical or psychological) or have a disability, or have been required to shield due to Covid-19, please let us know. St George’s is committed to supporting our students and will explore all reasonable adjustments to support you to thrive on your course.

Please contact our Disability Advisor as soon as possible with details to help us establish whether your health history or disability is likely to affect your ability to study or practise. This will also give us sufficient time to carry out a detailed assessment, obtain reports and organise additional expert assessments if required.

Attendance at site

Most of our courses include elements of teaching for which you be required to attend the University site. Attendance at these sessions will be essential to enable you to engage with the course and undertake assessments.

Placements

You will be required to undertake a personal risk assessment before you can attend any placement that is part of your course (or undertake certain other activities, such as those which include the practice of clinical skills or require the use of PPE). Where a health concern arises, every effort will be made to identify alternative placement arrangements, but your health and safety will be the first priority, and alternative arrangements may not be possible. This may have implications for the continuation of your study. If you are clinically vulnerable or have been shielding, we strongly encourage you to contact the Disability Advisor now to undertake an assessment.

Current students

Students with pre-existing illnesses or disabilities, or who are shielding

If you're a student with a pre-existing illness or disability, or who is shielding, your course team will contact you to ask if you would like to complete a personal risk assessment before you return to the site. If you suffer from a serious illness which may increase your level of risk, or have been required to shield due to Covid-19, we recommend that you complete a personal risk assessment. St George’s is committed to supporting our students and will explore all reasonable adjustments to support you to thrive on your course. 

Attendance at site

For the majority of our courses, we will be delivering an element of face to face, hands-on teaching on campus in line with social distancing guidelines which you are required to attend. If you will be unable to attend teaching on-site due to a health reason, you must let us know by the start of the academic year so we can consider alternative arrangements to ensure you progress through the course. Mitigating Circumstances can still be submitted for unforeseen illnesses; however, being unable to attend the site due to shielding or being at heightened risk from a pre-existing illness or disability will not be accepted as grounds for Mitigating Circumstances. Please discuss this with your course team and complete a personal risk assessment so that all reasonable adjustment can be made.

Placements

You will be required to undertake a personal risk assessment before you can attend any placement (or undertake certain other activities, such as those including the practice of clinical skills or requiring the use of PPE) that is part of your course. Where a health concern arises, every effort will be made to identify alternative placements arrangements, but your health and safety will be the first priority, and where alternative arrangements are not possible, there may be implications for your studies. If you are clinically vulnerable or have been shielding, we strongly encourage you to contact your course team now to undertake a personal risk assessment.

Course length

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Incoming students (starting September 2020)

At this stage, we expect to deliver the course within the planned timescales to enable successful students to progress through the programme and graduate without delay. The new year plan will enable this.

Although some assessments are designed to be taken on-site, we have developed an alternative strategy to enable students to complete assessments remotely without coming on to campus. At this stage we anticipate it will only impact one Year 1 assessment, planned for late November, which will be in an online format. From January 2021, if government advice permits, we intend to run all planned assessments in their original format. Some of these will still be online assessments, the as Programme Specification explains.

Current students

At this stage, we expect to deliver the course within the planned timescales through our new year plan, to enable successful students to progress and graduate without delay. Although some assessments are designed to be taken on-site, you will be aware that we have developed an alternative strategy to enable students to complete assessments remotely without coming on to campus.

Clinical modules will be facilitated by placement partners from September 2020, if HEE and government guidance permits. The revised year plan will enable Year 2 and 3 students to complete all required modules.

However capacity to offer placements may change if, in the event of a further outbreak of Covid-19, delivering care to affected patients becomes the overriding priority of our partners. If that happens, we will limit the impact on students where possible. We will rotate students through the sites that are continuing to accept students and, where possible, we will use our simulation facilities to offer a comparable clinical experience. For continuing students, it may be possible to delay placements to the following academic year to protect their safety. However, there is a possibility that graduation for some final year students may be delayed until they are able to complete all placements.

Additional costs

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Incoming students (starting September 2020)

We do not expect students to incur any extra costs over and above those advertised on the course page.

You will be provided with a tablet to enable your assessment while you are on your clinical placement. These can be used for online learning. However, it would be helpful for you to have a PC or laptop as you progress into year 2 and 3. If you need to, you can access the fund for support (email IThardship@sgul.ac.uk ). Students starting in September 2020 can also apply for the new NHSBSA Learning Fund bursary (£5000 plus extra funding for certain categories of student).

Our placement partners (Trusts) will provide PPE on-site.

Current students

We do not expect students to incur any extra costs over and above those that advertised on the course page.

Our placement partners (Trusts) will provide PPE in the radiotherapy department.

Assessment methods

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Incoming students (starting September 2020)

Dates of assessments have been amended to facilitate the new year plan. You will be kept fully informed via online meetings. Your level 4 examination in November will be online, but its content still addresses module and programme learning outcomes. Your learning will be supported with online formative quizzes and mocks.

The team will revisit the assessment methods/delivery in light of national and institutional guidance. The delivery platform may change, but all learning outcomes for the modules and the programme will be assessed.

In 2021 we anticipate that we will be able to return to the campus and sit some assessments on site. If Covid-19 restrictions remain, these can readily be amended to an online format.

Current students

Dates of assessments have been amended to facilitate the new year plan. You will be kept fully informed via online meetings. This has worked well since lockdown. Your learning will continue to be supported with online formative quizzes and mocks.

The team will revisit the assessment methods/delivery in light of national and institutional guidance. The delivery platform may change, but all learning outcomes for the modules and the programme will be assessed.

If restrictions impact placements again, the team will (if restrictions allow) take a pragmatic approach and where possible assess you in alternative formats. However, there is a possibility that graduation for some final year students may be delayed until they are able to complete all assessments and attendance requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as we have an obligation to our regulators to confirm that you have met the clinical and practical outcomes for the programme before you graduate.

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The Therapy Radiography BSc programme is accredited by the HCPC and regulated by the Society and College of Radiographers, our professional body. We have discussed the changes that we are making with our regulators who have confirmed that the programme continues to meet their standards. Graduates from the programme will, therefore, be eligible to apply for registration.

Location of study

All face-to-face teaching will take place on the campus that we share with St George’s Hospital in Tooting, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. This is expected to be routine from the start of 2021. We have not explored alternative locations for teaching and have no immediate plans to do so. If government advice on social distancing changes, we will consider ways in which we can deliver teaching on-site in a manner that is safe for students and staff.

Our placement providers will continue to offer placements as they have in the previous years. We will use our existing procedures for allocating students to placements.

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Incoming students (from September 2020)

The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice, and our capacity to offer alternatives is limited by that advice. If you wish to avoid these changes by deferring your offer please contact admissions@sgul.ac.uk.

Current students

The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice, and our capacity to offer alternatives is limited by that advice. You will be required to consent to these changes as part of your re-enrolment. If you wish to avoid these changes (e.g. by taking a year out from your studies) please discuss this directly with your course team in the first instance. We remain, as always, focused on the best experience and outcomes for our students.

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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

15 January 2021

UCAS Code

B822, institution code S49

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