Addressing practitioner shortfall by developing Western Australian educational opportunities
RADIATION THERAPY EDUCATION COURSE
In response to local workforce demand in Western Australia, the Discipline of Medical Radiation Science at Curtin University offers an educational program in Radiation Therapy as a Major in the Bachelor of Science (Medical Radiation Science).
The four-year full-time course aims to graduate work-ready Radiation Therapists for the local industry. Students develop a deep knowledge in core areas that underpin their extensive skills development in safe, ethical and effective patient-centred radiation therapy practice. During their studies, students complete about 45 weeks of full-time clinical placement where they have the opportunity to apply and advance their radiation therapy practice in an authentic clinical setting. The course is approved by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (see www.ahpra.gov.au).