Our students benefit from a cutting edge virtual reality suite and an interactive treatment planning system throughout the course to support learning and enhance 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 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 maintain its currency.

Practice placements provide an opportunity to put theory into practice and consolidate 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

2017/18 Term Dates

Year of study

Term

Day

Date

 

Day

Date

Weeks/Days

1

Term 1

Monday

September 18th 2017

to

Sunday

January 7th 2018

15 weeks 3 days

Term 2

Monday

January 8th 2018

to

Sunday

May 6th 2018

16 weeks 6 days

Term 3

Monday

May 7th 2018

to

Sunday

September 23rd 2018

19 weeks 6 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Term dates vary year on year and are subject to change.


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