Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
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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4 years full-time.
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The forefront of cancer treatment innovation.
UON is Australia’s leading radiation therapy trainer. 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. It can be the main treatment, or used alongside other treatments such as surgery or chemotherapy.
UON’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning. You will:
Areas of study include:
All UON medical radiation science students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Our radiation therapy graduates are very employable and highly regarded. About 90% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies.
UON 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.
UON radiation therapy graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Your accreditation allows you to work in Australia and overseas.
All UON radiation therapy students complete 40 weeks of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified radiation therapists. You may undertake placements in public and private cancer care hospitals and facilities across NSW and Australia. International and overseas placements are also possible.
During your degree, you will have access to advanced radiation therapy technologies on campus, including 3D planning and patient treatment labs.
In your final year, your lab work focuses on emerging and futuristic professional practice. You will work mostly independently to develop the essential knowledge and skills required for a rewarding career in radiation therapy.