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Radiography: Oncology Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Radiography: Oncology Practice MSc

Radiography exists in a changing professional environment and requires practitioners to continually update and review clinical practice. This course provides a flexible framework to prepare you for advanced practice by studying topics relevant to your needs and those of your clinical departments.

This route, which is one of four radiography pathways, is aimed at therapeutic radiographers. The course is offered as either a part-time block release course or as a full-time course.

You may be granted credits for your previous academic and professional qualification through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) scheme. You can take individual modules as 'free standing' as part of your continuing professional development (CPD). An independent work-based learning module enables you to study around your individual CPD and workplace needs.

What will you study?

You will study modules relating to clinical roles, management, supervisory and assessment roles, quality issues, research methods and ethics, as well as taking a module of independent study to meet a particular professional need or interest.

Assessment

Case studies; research protocols; dissertation; essays; portfolios; practical assessment; OSCE; reflective log book.

Course structure

The postgraduate admissions administrator will help you choose the most suitable combination of modules depending on your needs. Some of the modules are developed in partnership with healthcare providers.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Available modules (Home/EU students)

Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip)
Dissertation (for MSc)
Advanced Practice – Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning
Cross-sectional Imaging – Therapeutic
External Beam Radiotherapy Planning
Oncology Practice
Management of Resources and Quality within Healthcare
Practice Education and Mentorship

Available modules (International students)

Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip)
Dissertation (for MSc)
Advanced Practice – Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning
Cross-sectional Imaging – Therapeutic
Oncology Practice
Management of Resources and Quality within Healthcare
Practice Education and Mentorship

What you need to apply for this course

Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography.
At least two years' full-time clinical experience.
Evidence of the academic potential needed to study at postgraduate level, either at a personal interview or through professional references and examples of previous academic work.
You must also have mentoring support from appropriate personnel at your workplace for those modules with a clinical element.

Students who are undertaking modules that incorporate a clinical component conducted within a UK NHS trust need to be registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council.

What this course offers you

This flexible course is one route in our postgraduate radiography programme, which allows you to focus on your own area of interest. The four routes on offer are:
Medical Imaging for diagnostic radiographers;
Medical Imaging (Mammography) for diagnostic radiographers;
Oncology Practice for therapy radiographers; and
Breast Evaluation for registered healthcare practitioner working in the field of breast evaluation, diagnosis and care.

This route is designed for therapy radiographers. You can choose to study for a PgCert, PgDip or MSc award.

Even though there is no difference in delivery, the course is structured such that it will accommodate you whether you want to study part-time of full-time.

You can also take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the recognised awards.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London. This means that you benefit from the expertise and facilities of two complementary institutions

Kingston University has a long-established reputation for vocationally-relevant education; and
St George's, University of London combines teaching and research excellence in healthcare sciences.

We gained an 'excellent' rating in the last Quality Assurance Agency Review for our radiography teaching.

Many teaching staff are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge, and others are expert practitioners. This combination of academics and practitioners provides a uniquely dynamic environment. Many of the modules are taught in partnership with NHS Trusts. Read more in our Research areas and Links with the health sector sections.

As well as developing your understanding of your specialist area, this course will make sure you:
keep up to date with recent developments, legal requirements and ethically-sound practice;
reflect critically on your practice;
develop your judgement and decision-making skills;
improve your networking skills; and
gain skills in managing others.

You also have the chance to meet other professionals in the same situation as yourself.

Visit the Radiography: Oncology Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Lawrence Arthur

"After 20 years as a practising radiographer, I decided to extend my studies and career by undertaking Kingston's Radiography MSc. On completing the course, my qualification soon attracted the interest of the University of Ghana, who offered me a post as head of their Department of Radiography, where I am now using my skills to train other technicians.

"Ghana has many locally trained radiographers, but there are fewer than 30 who actually hold degrees. I am very keen to share examples of the good healthcare practice I saw in England with radiography students in Africa.

"I also manage the CT Scanning Unit at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. The people skills I gained at Kingston are a huge asset in running a department, and the professional leadership techniques I mastered on the course are vital for building relationships with colleagues and students. One of my main challenges will be sourcing funds for more books, journals, computers and teaching aids.

"My next goal is to develop an exchange programme with Kingston's School of Radiography."


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Entry Requirements

Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography; at least two years' full-time clinical experience; evidence of the academic potential needed to study at postgraduate level, either at a personal interview or through professional references and examples of previous academic work; you must also have mentoring support from appropriate personnel at your workplace for those modules with a clinical element. Students who are undertaking modules that incorporate a clinical component conducted within a UK NHS trust need to be registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council.

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