For Lucinda Tanner studying radiation therapy combines the best of science and working with people. It’s allowing her build a career that makes a difference to people, no matter how small.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Medical Radiations)
The highlight so far has been clinical placement. I love the opportunity to experience the clinical setting. I've gained an insight of what to expect when I am a qualified radiation therapist and the pathways I can take.
I always wanted a career that made a difference to people, no matter how small.
Radiation therapy combines the best of science and working with people. It allows you to build relationships with patients and work in a team environment.
RMIT specialised radiation therapy program has an outstanding reputation for producing knowledgeable and skilled graduates. Experienced teaching staff bring a wealth of knowledge to the program and the state-of-the-art facilities available enhanced my learning.
The highlight so far has been the recognition I received for one of my assignments, and the subsequent opportunity to present it at an international conference in New Zealand, which I am very excited about.
There is a total of 22 weeks of clinical placement over the three years. Placements are divided into five blocks, which gives you the opportunity to really gain practical skills that you can only build in the clinical setting. I’ve gained an insight of what to expect when I am a qualified radiation therapist and the pathways I can take.
I've gained knowledge of the basic principles of radiotherapy, improved my communication skills not only with colleagues but also patients.
I love what I do because I get to make a difference, helping to support people and make a very difficult experience more manageable.