Diploma in Radiation Therapy
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The Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography trains students to be competent diagnostic radiographers capable of the expert use of radiation systems for identifying diseases and/or injuries of patients. The Diploma in Radiation Therapy, on the other hand, trains radiation therapists to use radiation to treat diseases such as cancer.
3 academic years on a full-time basis.
The demand for radiographers and radiation therapists provides graduates with attractive employment opportunities in hospitals, polyclinics and private radiology clinics. Graduates can also seek employment in multinational companies in their medical product divisions. Opportunities for further studies are also plentiful. Graduates can undertake degree level courses in renowned overseas tertiary institutions which offer degree conversion programmes. They may also pursue specialised studies in radiation medicine through the Advanced Diploma in Sonography programme offered by the School of Health Sciences at Nanyang Polytechnic.
Graduates can register as full members with the Singapore Society of Radiographers, which is a member of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, a worldwide body comprising 60,000 members.
The course aims to provide graduates with:
a foundation in radiation medicine, biological and behavioural sciences for understanding human biology, behaviour and diseases;
the ability to integrate knowledge with clinical skills and judgment to implement diagnostic procedures or radiation treatment depending on their specialisation; and
the knowledge and skills to use computers and research methods in their work.
Hospital clinical practice is an essential part of the training of a student radiation therapist. The objectives of clinical attachments for the students are to ensure that they are integrating clinical experiences with their academic instruction.
Clinical attachments are held both during the semestral period as well as the vacation period. Throughout the course, all students are expected to attend at least 10 blocks of clinical attachment totally 38 weeks rostered throughout the three years.
Each hospital has specially assigned one Clinical Liaison Supervisor to ensure that their well-being is well taken care of. It is imperative that students have hands-on practice, under the supervision of a qualified radiographer or radiation therapist. Such supervision and guidance is important as it prepares the students for professional practice after they graduate.
Clinical Placement schedule/roster can be accessed from myNYP Portal
Ms Althea Goh Poh Ling
Year 1 - 3 Co-ordinator