Radiotherapy Breast Localisation

Key information

Course Leader: Samantha Glendinning

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Start date:

Mode of delivery: Work based Learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 0, Independent Hours - 150

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 02/02/2023
  • 10/10/2022

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

Entry Requirements

A placement in pre-treatment and supervision by a suitably -qualified radiotherapy health professional are necessary to fulfil the clinical practice requirement of the module. 

Course Overview

This is a work-based learning module for therapeutic radiographers that 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 Pre-treatment

Course Aim

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding, clinical and evaluative skills required for the competent performance of independent breast localisation


This module is designed around a work-based learning model, whereby you will learn breast localisation skills during a programme of supervised clinical practice. Clinical learning will be supported by independent study of a range of on-line learning materials so that you can develop clinical reasoning and justification skills and be able to reflect on and evaluate your practice with reference to relevant evidence related to radiotherapy breast localisation. 

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding 

Successful students will typically... 

  • Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles on which Independent localisation of primary breast tumours are based;
  • Reflect on and critically evaluate their own practice in order to demonstrate the clinical reasoning, justification and decision making undertaken in the radiotherapy localisation of primary breast tumours 

Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes 

  • Successful students will typically... Synthesise evidence and demonstrate clinical expertise in radiotherapy localisation of primary breast tumours 

What our students say:

“The university is fulfilling my expectations of postgraduate study. When I have asked questions the answers have been given quickly and I am happy with the service provided.“


100% coursework, submitted on-line. Typically, a written critically reflective commentary and a portfolio of evidence. 

This is a work-based learning module that requires clinical supervision in the workplace. Experiential learning is supplemented by on-line electronic resources, activities and tasks. You are closely supported by the academic module leader who guides you through your learner journey. 


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