Programme Overview

Master’s studies in radiography are open in the Baltic countries at Tartu Health Care College. The opening of the master’s programme is a logical continuation of the radiography curriculum at the bachelor level that was opened in 1999 and has successfully passed international evaluation. The 2-year Master’s Programme in Radiography (specialisation field Radiotherapy) is aimed at radiographers working in radiotherapy or willing to commence working in the field of radiotherapy. Radiotherapy is a relevant field of medicine due to increasing cancer rates. Radiotherapy uses high-tech equipment that is constantly evolving, resulting in a need for radiotherapy radiographers with excellent specialist competences.

The master’s programme in radiography is aimed to support professional development among radiographers by providing the students with the competences required for

  • specialist work in clinical settings
  • conduct of research
  • a teaching position
  • a management position

Excellent learning infrastructure at the college, as well as cutting edge medical technology and competent supervisors in clinical settings are supporting the clinical skill development of students. Theoretical studies and practical training are conducted by the teaching staff involving internationally recognised experts in the field. The language of instruction is English.

The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)
  • Specialist subjects in Radiotherapy (30 ECTS) 
  • Internship in Radiotherapy (30 ECTS)
  • Basic subjects (30 ECTS, incl. elective subjects 6 ECTS)

General structure of the programme

Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
Module of basic subjects (30 ECTS)Development of radiotherapy and the radiographer profession in international cooperation
(4 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
(6 ECTS)
Pedagogical practice
(8 ECTS)
Management and Entrepreneurship
(6 ECTS)
Module of Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)Master’s thesis I
(6 ECTS)
thesis II
(6 ECTS)
thesis III
(6 ECTS)
thesis IV
(12 ECTS)
Module of  specialist subjects in Radiotherapy
(30 ECTS)
Introduction to cancer and cancer management
(5 ECTS)
Radiotherapy physics and radiobiology
(5 ECTS)
Radiotherapy and the principles and practice of pre-treatment procedures
(5 ECTS)
Introduction to radiotherapy treatment planning (5 ECTS)
Principles and practice of radiotherapy delivery and patient care
(10 ECTS)
Module of internship in Radiotherapy
(30 ECTS)
Internship I
(12 ECTS)
Internship II
(6 ECTS)
Internship III
(12 ECTS)

The organisation of study is regulated by the study regulations of the Tartu Health Care College.

  • The first week of the first semester takes place as a contact study at the college. After that, the study is organized between e-learning and video-conferencing and on site at the college.
  • Third of the programme is conducted online – afterward, it is possible to participate in preclinical workshops and do internships in Tartu, Estonia.
  • Internships could be done also with our Erasmus+ partners: under the Erasmus+ program, the College has more than 70 partners all over Europe. 

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