Namibia University of Science and Technology Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology

What is Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology is a postgraduate specialisation qualification that aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and expertise in the applied radiation science and technology disciplines, and to develop student’s capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature.

Entry Requirement

Candidates will be considered for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Science and Technology programme if they have a Bachelor of Science degree which incorporates physics or chemistry as a major subject. It is strongly recommended that chemistry or physics as a minor subject in the abovementioned Bachelor of Science degree should be at a second year level (NQF Level 6). An equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 which incorporates one or more of the following disciplines:-biology, biochemistry, geology and mathematics, will be evaluated on an individual basis at the discretion of the department/ Postgraduate Committee for suitability of admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is applied radiation science?

assess the risk and benefit of medical exposure to radiation and critically evaluate methods of dose minimisation. … critically review research in order to promote evidence-based practice.

What is a postgraduate diploma in South Africa?

A postgraduate diploma is awarded to students who complete a course of study. This course of study usually happens after a bachelor’s program, and it can be helpful for students in need of specialized skills for the workplace.

How are radiation and isotopes linked?

A radioactive isotope, also known as a radioisotope, radionuclide, or radioactive nuclide, is any of several species of the same chemical element with different masses whose nuclei are unstable and dissipate excess energy by spontaneously emitting radiation in the form of alpha, beta, and gamma rays.

How much do radiographers earn in Namibia?

A person working as a Radiographer in Namibia typically earns around 30,300 NAD per month. Salaries range from 16,100 NAD (lowest) to 46,100 NAD (highest). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

What subjects are needed for Radiography?

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 60% on Standard Grade or 50% on Higher Grade in all three of the following subjects is required: Biology/Physiology, Physical Science, and Mathematics.

Is radium used in radiation therapy?

Radium-223 is a small molecule. It uses radiation to kill cancer cells and improves survival in advanced prostate cancer.

What is the success rate of radiation therapy?

When it comes to early stages of disease, patients very frequently do well with either brachytherapy or external beam radiation. Success rates of around 90% or higher can be achieved with either approach.

Is radiation worse than chemo?

Since radiation therapy is focused on one area of your body, you may experience fewer side effects than with chemotherapy. However, it may still affect healthy cells in your body.

Do tumors grow back after radiation?

Normal cells close to the cancer can also become damaged by radiation, but most recover and go back to working normally. If radiotherapy doesn’t kill all of the cancer cells, they will regrow at some point in the future.

Does radiation shorten your life?

“Rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells, are more affected by radiation therapy than normal cells. The body may respond to this damage with fibrosis or scarring, though this is generally a mild process and typically does not cause any long-term problems that substantially affect quality of life.”

Is radiation therapy painful?

Radiation does not hurt, sting, or burn when it enters the body. You will hear clicking or buzzing throughout the treatment and there may be a smell from the machine. Typically, people have treatment sessions 5 times per week, Monday through Friday.

What is the next step after radiation therapy?

After your last radiation treatment, you will meet with a nurse to review your after-visit summary: Speak with your nurse about how to care for yourself after your radiation treatment. Schedule a follow-up appointment with your radiation oncologist, usually 4 to 6 weeks after your first visit.