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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)

Be at the forefront of cancer treatment innovation.

The radiation therapy degree at the University of Newcastle is Australia’s leading study program in the discipline. Our graduates are sought after worldwide, working to eradicate cancer using superb medical competence and the world’s most advanced cancer treatment technology. As a radiation therapist, you can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

What is radiation therapy?
Also known as radiotherapy, radiation therapy uses sophisticated radiation technology to target and destroy cancer cells and shrink tumours – allowing cancer to be treated, managed and cured. Our students learn to use radiation therapy as the primary treatment, or used alongside other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy.

eradicate cancer using superb medical competence and the world’s most advanced cancer treatment technology. As a radiation therapist, you can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career opportunities

Our radiation therapy graduates are very employable and highly regarded. 94% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies (Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching 2018).

University of Newcastle radiation therapy graduates are qualified to register and work as radiation therapists, health care professionals who use anatomical and functional imaging studies to design courses of treatment for patients with malignant disease. Radiation therapists also use a range of advanced technology to implement daily treatment.

Take a look below for some common roles for medical radiation science graduates.

  • chief radiation therapist
  • echocardiography technologist
  • medical technician
  • radiation therapist
  • research scientist
  • sonographer
  • technical sales representative
  • technical writer
  • university lecturer/academic

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools..

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