Imaging for Radiotherapy and Oncology

Key information

Course Leader: Samantha Glendinning

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 30, Independent Hours - 120

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 20


  • 01/11/2022

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to help you critically evaluate the role that contemporary imaging plays in the diagnosis, staging and management of cancer with specific reference to radiotherapy.

The module is designed to enable you to advance your knowledge and understanding of a range of imaging modalities and their use in the management of cancer. You will study a range of equipment and imaging techniques and reflect on their use with respect to your own clinical practice. Topics typically include: imaging modalities used in cancer staging and diagnosis. Radiotherapy imaging practices in localisation, verification and treatment.

This distance learning module can be studied on its own or as a module on the following educational pathways:

MSc / Pg. Dip / Pg Cert Advanced RT and Oncology Practice ·

MSc Advanced Practice 

Pg Cert in Imaging for Radiotherapy 

Learning outcomes

Students will typically:

1. Critically evaluate a range of literature regarding the imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and staging of cancer.

2. Critically evaluate the most recent technological developments in imaging related to radiotherapy localization, verification and treatment delivery.

3. Apply their knowledge of the scope and limitations of imaging and treatment equipment to examples of clinical radiotherapy practice.

4. Reflect on their own current clinical practice experience in order to suggest how current technologies and research may impact in the near future

What our students say : 

"The learning resources have been helpful, information has been easy to access and staff supportive"


100% coursework, submitted on-line. Typically a 3000-word reflective case study



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