Master of Radiation Therapy

About the Course

Monash University offers a 2 year graduate entry to practice Masters degree program that meets the requirements for graduates to become registered radiation therapists.

The Master of Radiation Therapy is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for general (full) registration as a radiation therapist from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (subject to English language requirements).

The Master of Radiation Therapy is delivered online, over two-years and commences mid-year. The online curriculum is student-centred and contextualised to professional learning. The clinical placements throughout year one and two of the course compliment the theoretical learning and allow students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional capabilities expected of a registered radiation therapist. The combination of study themes relating to physics, radiobiology, anatomy, physiology, oncology, radiation therapy, psychology and patient care build a conceptual foundation which when integrated with clinical placements provides an engaging and rewarding course. There are 11 weeks of clinical placement in year 1 and 34 weeks of clinical placement in year 2 of the course, with students gaining experience in metropolitan and regional areas in Victoria and Interstate. Monash University prides itself in being patient centred in its approach to teaching and learning.

Further Information

Admission and course information

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience is structured through the use of learning contracts, portfolios and the Beginner to Competent model of clinical skill development.

During the course, a strong emphasis is placed upon integrating the academic units studied with clinical practice. Prior to each clinical placement, the students complete a Learning Contract for the particular aspects of practice they want to develop. Online, real-time clinical workbooks help students to synthesis clinical knowledge and skills, through writing reflective case reports and engaging in a variety of practice related activities. Clinical skills assessments evaluate the standard and consistency of student performance over a placement period, where regular feedback on performance throughout each placement is provided to facilitate development these skills.

Graduates of the Course

Successful completion of the course enables you to apply for registration as a radiation therapist with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. This registration is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

Graduates from this course are also eligible to apply for a Statement of Compliance from the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT).


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