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.

This accreditation of this course with its previous title, the Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy) transitioned across when the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia was created in July 2012. The Master of Radiation Therapy is scheduled to be assessed by the Accreditation Committee of the Board in 2017. 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).

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
  • Off-campus: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Qualification Master of Radiation Therapy
Course Handbook

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning and living outside of Australia may be eligible for this course.

“It’s such a dynamic and informative course that really leads to a rewarding career. You have the opportunity to work within an industry that is always evolving and making an impact in the lives of patients and their families.”

- Rachel, Master of Radiation Therapy graduate

I chose the Master of Radiation Therapy because it provided a short, two year accelerated program that takes into account previous study and professional experience.  The online structure allowed me to manage my own schedule; enabling me to balance paid work, child care and study.” Cate, Master of Radiation Therapy

Clinical placement provided me the opportunity to work with real patients and alongside qualified radiation therapists, nurses and clinicians. This got me to step outside of my comfort zone, try new things and helped increase my confidence within the clinical setting.” Ashleigh, Master of Radiation Therapy

Entry Requirements

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning and living outside of Australia may be eligible for this course.

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in science or health science including study of human anatomy and physiology with a credit (60%) average.

Applicants must also have passed Year 12 Physics or higher or an equivalent bridging course. Details of equivalent bridging courses in physics and anatomy and physiology can be obtained from radiation.sciences@monash.edu

English entry requirements

Level D
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 7.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Upon enrolment you will be asked to comply with the mandatory immunisation requirements in readiness for clinical/fieldwork placements.

You will also be required to obtain a Police Check (annual requirement) and a Working with Children Check.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

This course is not available for semester one (February) intake

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

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

A$46,900

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 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

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.