Radiation Therapy - M6004

Radiation Therapy

Professional entry master degree

The Master of Radiation Therapy is designed for those with a degree in science or a related health discipline wishing to become a registered Radiation Therapist.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific concepts and principles underpinning medical radiations science practice including optimisation of equipment, quality assurance and the biological consequences of ionising and non-ionising medical radiations.

This is the only distance learning graduate entry radiation therapy program offered in Australia and it may be available if you are interstate and want to study in your home state.

Continuous clinical attachments are a key feature of the course and as such your clinical hours will be greater compared to other entry to practice Radiation Therapy courses. Placements are available to you in large teaching hospitals and private practices to ensure you gain the best opportunities. Placements are also available in rural settings and interstate.

You will be fully supported by our extensive online resources and teaching staff. The course is provided through our research-focused Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, giving you exposure to the most up-to-date practices and knowledge.

This intensive, workplace-based course provides you with a fast-track qualification because you study full-time in three semesters, including a summer semester each year. You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the practice of radiation therapy and science.

The accreditation of this course with its previous title, the Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy), transitioned to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia in 2012. The Master of Radiation Therapy is scheduled to be assessed by the Accreditation Committee of the Board in late 2016.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for general (full) registration as a radiation therapist from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (subject to English language requirements). Graduates may apply for a 'Statement of Accreditation' issued by the Australian Institute of Radiography. All students will be registered as student practitioners with the Medical Radiations Practice Board through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

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Course Details

Location(s): Off-campus: Full time
Duration: 2 years (full time)
Start date: Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Master of Radiation Therapy
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Making the application

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9050

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$24,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced foundations for radiation therapy and professional practice, Part B. Evidence based radiation therapy and perspectives on professional practice, and Part C. Applied radiation therapy practice.

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