Interviews with radiotherapy (RT) stakeholders were completed across four European countries to identify the educational models used across Europe and how they affect competencies of Therapeutic Radiographers/Radiotherapists (TR/RTTs). The stakeholders identified the following educational models: Programmes below European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 6 (EQF4 or EQF5) RT-only BSc programmes (EQF6)Multiple-specialism BSc programmes (EQF6)RT-only apprenticeships (EQF6)Multiple-specialism BSc followed by an MSc (EQF6→EQF7)Integrated masters (EQF7)RT-only pre-registration MSc (EQF7)‘Common trunk’ model (EQF6 or EQF7) Each educational model has its set of advantages and disadvantages, but most models can be used to achieve the same essential competencies of TR/RTTs. Some models showed weaknesses in their ability to develop adequate RT competencies (low EQF level, low RT-specific content). Regulating the standards of practice at national level ensures that essential competencies are developed across all course programmes, improving the care to RT patients.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published online - 14 Jun 2022|
|Event||8th International conference on higher education advances - Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain|
Duration: 14 Jun 2022 → 17 Jun 2022
|Conference||8th International conference on higher education advances|
|Period||14/06/22 → 17/06/22|
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- Education models
- Therapeutic Radiographers