Where Can I Study Radiation Therapy In South Africa

What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a treatment using ionizing radiation, generally provided as part of cancer therapy to either kill or control the growth of malignant cells.

Where Can I Study Radiation Therapy In South Africa?

University of Cape Town.

University of the Witwatersrand.

University of Pretoria.

University of Stellenbosch.

University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of the Free State.

How do I become a radiation therapist in South Africa?

Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(V) According to the specific requirements of the educational institution)

Diploma (National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology in Radiography)

How long does it take to become a radiation therapist in South Africa?

Medical radiation therapists in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.

How many radiation therapist are there in South Africa?

A survey of both private and public sector radiation therapy facilities in South Africa shows that they are available in only 7 major urban centres.

About 20,000 cases are treated yearly by 58 therapists and 190 therapy radiographers, with 37 megavoltage and 24 X-ray machines.

Are radiation therapist in demand in South Africa?

However, there is widespread shortage of radiation therapists (RTs) across public cancer treatment centres in South Africa, and this has a significant bearing on service delivery.