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Sheffield Hallam University: Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


1. Course summary - Develop an understanding of the key practices surrounding simulating and evaluating radiation doses for radiotherapy.

  • Learn to apply critical thinking skills regarding current and future radiotherapy planning issues to practice.

  • Gain research skills and apply them in your final dissertation.

  • Work around your own commitments and requirements, with exceptional online support and resources.

On this course, you'll study remotely around your existing radiotherapy position, and enhance your clinical practices as you do so. You'll benefit from excellent web–based learning materials, and a supportive online community of students and lecturers. Upon graduating, you'll have attained worthwhile specialist skills and qualifications.

2. How you learn We supply you with a range of online learning resources, including access to library resources and databases. Each module provides clear guidance on how to approach your self–directed study, enhanced by online, tutor–facilitated discussions.

This course meets the workforce transformation needs of employers, and your development needs as a healthcare professional by offering clear, flexible study routes, enabling you to specialise or transform your practice or career.

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.

You learn through

  • online materials

  • project and research work

  • case studies

Applied learning Work placements

This is a post–registration course, supporting practitioners already working in this field. As such, much of the learning and assessment you undertake will be related to, and based on, the work you are undertaking in your local practice.

Live projects

In the final masters stage you research a specific area of interest relevant to your professional role and priorities in radiotherapy planning practice. This enables you to specialise in your chosen topic, develop expertise and hopefully influence practice or policy.

Networking opportunities

You will have regular opportunities to engage in online discussions with your peers during your study on the range of modules available to you. These tutor–directed activities enable you to share your ideas and experiences from your local practice and make connections with other individuals who have common goals and may face similar challenges. On some modules, you may also have the opportunity to communicate with experts in the field of Radiotherapy Planning or other related topics, for example, during the delivery of a live webinar.


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