Radiation Therapy, BSc

Programme Overview
Graduates of this honours degree programme will develop the knowledge and competencies to take on leadership roles in clinical services and research. The one-year programme includes 9 weeks of Overseas Immersion Programme, in which students will study with their Irish counterparts. There are 7 modules in this programme. The methods of course delivery include classroom teaching, clinical placements, research supervision and blended learning.

Eligibility and Exemption

Polytechnic Diploma 

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Radiation Therapy

Study Trip

Students studying in the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) degree programmes are required to complete a six-week attachment including associated clinical sites at the home campus of the Trinity College Dublin, where they will get to experience living and studying in Dublin, Ireland. The estimated cost ranges from S$5,500 - S$6,500. Note:

Estimated costs are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

MODULE SYNOPSIS

Semester 1 (incorporating 9-week Overseas Immersion Programme)
RT4800 Research Methodology and Dissertation

The aim of this module is to lead students through the research process, providing them with milestones to meet for successful, timely completion of their research. It aims to enable students to prepare a research proposal and ethics form application, to conduct data collection and analysis and present their finding in the form of a dissertation and a poster. This module continues in the second semester with students completing their dissertation.

RT4806 Radiotherapy in Practice

The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth understanding of integrated radiotherapy practice incorporating treatment preparation and planning, treatment delivery, supportive care and psychosocial issues and to be able to apply these principles to specific cancer sites.

RT4801 Treatment Planning 1 - Introduction to Treatment Planning

The aim of this module is to understand important principles and concepts in 3D Conformal Treatment Planning and to equip students with the skills required to evaluate treatment plans. Treatment planning is an integral part of the radiotherapy pathway where all patient information is utilised to prepare the optimal treatment plan for the patient, in line with departmental policies. This module links directly with the Radiotherapy in Practice module where students will be expected to integrate aspects of treatment planning and plan evaluation into evidence based best practice approaches for the selected sites. Students will learn important principles and concepts in 3D Conformal Treatment Planning.

RT4802 Specialized Clinical Practice

The aim of this module is to gain experience in the clinical application of specialised radiotherapy applications, such as Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and extra -cranial stereotactic radiotherapy.

Semester 2
RT4800 Research Methodology and Dissertation

The aim of this module is to lead students through the research process, providing them with milestones to meet for successful, timely completion of their research. It aims to enable students to prepare a research proposal and ethics form application, to conduct data collection and analysis and present their finding in the form of a dissertation and a poster. This module continues in the second semester with students completing their dissertation.

RT4805 Treatment Planning 2 - Advanced Treatment Plan Evaluation

This module builds on the Treatment Planning 1 and Radiotherapy in Practice modules and teaches advanced planning skills such as IMRT and VMAT for head and neck and prostate cancer. It also critically analyses image guided correction protocols and puts these into the context of adaptive planning strategies. This module will be completed in the second semester.

RT4803 Global Health and Service Development

This module provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and understanding of global health issues. The major challenges in global health will be discussed and the management of such addressed. The main focus will be on the four main non-communicable diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes which lead to death in three in five people worldwide. Academic staff from the Discipline of Radiation Therapy will deliver the cancer-specific elements with the remaining content taught together with the students from Physiotherapy and Diagnostic Radiography.

RT4804 Leadership and Management

This module, which is delivered over 2 semesters, aims to equip students with an understanding of management, leadership and wider professional issues such as performance monitoring and implementation strategies for change and development. The latter is especially relevant in radiation therapy, where technological advances and disease management are rapidly evolving. This module prepares students by providing the necessary knowledge base and skills to develop and manage their own service from an early stage in their career. Understanding individual and multidisciplinary team attributes, as well as the qualities of effective leaders will enable graduates to navigate the complex situations that face them in their careers.

Campus Location
SIT@NYP Building
SIT@NYP Building

Nanyang Polytechnic
172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 567739
(beside Blk Q of NYP campus)