Radiation therapists play an important role in health care teams. Working closely with radiation oncologists and medical physicists, they plan and deliver optimal treatments, primarily to cancer patients. Using dedicated radiotherapy treatment planning software, radiation therapists model radiation doses and operate radiation equipment to deliver high energy ionising radiation treatments. In addition to planning and delivering treatment, they demonstrate care and empathy to guide patients through the treatment process.
The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) with Honours prepares you for a rewarding career as a radiation therapist. In addition to learning the theory that underpins medical radiation, you will develop your technical skills using state-of-the-art facilities. Our Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) suite immerses you in a three-dimensional treatment room where you will treat virtual patients using equipment identical to that used in the clinical setting. You will also complete extensive clinical placements, and independently develop a research proposal, conduct a research report and write a thesis under the supervision of University of South Australia researchers.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for postgraduate medical sonography programs. Successful completion of your honours program may also provide a pathway into higher research degrees such as a PhD.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.