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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$344 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Therapy Radiography
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Therapy radiography is a specialised discipline that uses using ionising radiation (mostly high-energy X-rays) to treat patients with cancer. Practitioners who treat patients seeking such care are known as radiotherapists, therapeutic or therapy radiographers.

Therapy Radiographers, also known as Radiation Therapists or Radiotherapists are health care professionals skilled in the art and science of medical radiation treatment delivery. Along with surgery and chemotherapy, radiation therapy (radiotherapy or therapy radiography) offers cancer patients the best chance to succeed in treatment of most cancers. High technology equipment and innovative treatment methods are utilized to maximize treatment effectiveness.

Therapy Radiographers must have excellent technical skills, but must also be empathetic and effective communicators. Much satisfaction is gained from close patient interaction and the specialty’s team approach with radiation oncologists,

In the past, therapy radiography was used as the last resort for the treatment of many malignancies with surgery the favoured treatment method; but now it is recognised as an important treatment modality for malignant disease.

Advances in therapy radiography have made it possible for diagnostic procedures to develop and provide better preventative screening measures for human health. As a result earlier disease detection has contributed to increases in the number of radical treatments and improvements in outcomes.

Besides the growing elderly population that is expected to increase the number of cancer cases, as radiation technology becomes safer and more effective, it will be prescribed more often, leading to an increased demand for therapy radiography

At the end of the programme, graduates are expected to:
• Work with the radiation oncologist in localising tumours.
• Simulate treatment parameters.
• Verify and implement computergenerated treatment plans.
• Deliver radiation treatment as prescribed by the medical physicist and oncologist/physician and monitor patient’s physical condition and response to treatment.
• Provide patient care and comfort, show respect for patients’ rights and dignity and act in acceptable professional manner at all times.
• Educate patients and the general public on radiotherapy procedures and radiation protection/safety.
• Work with colleagues and other health professionals as a member of the health care team.
• Advise hospital management on radiotherapy issues.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Three (3) Electives comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in Chemistry, and either Biology or Physics at the Higher Level.
In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of therapy radiography work in a range of healthcare settings including local, district, and regional clinics and hospitals or private establishments

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $344
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,909

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah
Dean of School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences