What will I learn?

Radiation therapy involves the use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to deliver radiation precisely and accurately to patients, mainly for the treatment of cancer. Radiation therapists are important members of radiation oncology teams. They apply their professional education to deliver a sensitive and patient-centred service. Radiation therapists work within the oncology team to customise individual treatment plans for patients and endeavour to deliver the best therapeutic result with minimum side-effects to patients. Radiation therapists also play a key role in helping patients manage side-effects and provide emotional comfort during treatment. Besides caring for patients, radiation therapists are also actively involved in other areas of healthcare such as research, education and administration.

Radiation therapy is a valued profession in many countries, including Singapore. The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Radiation Therapy degree is a four-year direct honours degree programme that prepares graduates for the role of a professional radiation therapist. It is the only radiation therapy programme among autonomous universities in Singapore. The curriculum is developed in close consultation with the radiation therapy industry to ensure relevance and graduates’ employability. The programme will be seeking accreditation by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), thus enabling graduates to practise as a professional radiation therapist in Singapore.

Curriculum
The SIT Radiation Therapy programme focuses on applied learning and provides high-quality, practice-oriented education in the following areas:

Health and behavioural sciences. Broad-based knowledge in health and behavioural sciences, including anatomy, physiology, patient care and safety, psychology, health systems, professionalism, interprofessional education, and change management.

Oncological and radiological science and technology. Professional knowledge in the science and technology associated with cancer treatment, including cancer biology, radiation oncology, radiation physics, radiobiology, radiation protection, radiological anatomy, dosimetry, medical imaging technology and radiation therapy technology.

Radiation therapy practice. Professional knowledge in different areas of radiation therapy practice, including radiation therapy treatment planning, simulation, delivery and post-treatment care for various body regions and systems. This component also includes an honours thesis that emphasises scientific enquiry and evidence-informed radiation therapy practice.

Career Opportunities
Suitably qualified radiation therapists are in high demand in Singapore. Besides working in major cancer centres in the public healthcare sector, radiation therapists also work in the private sector.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Institute of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG $96,300 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Singapore Institute of Technology

10 Dover Drive,

138683, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfill the following requirements: Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects; obtain the IB Diploma.

For international students

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)

GCE O Level English as First Language C6

TOEFL At least 60 marks for internet-based test

OET Grade B and above

GCE A Level General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry D

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