SINGAPORE - The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) has on Tuesday announced plans to expand its offerings with current overseas university partner Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, with 2 new degree programmes.
Starting from Academic Year 2014, SIT and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will jointly award a degree in Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography). TCD will also offer in partnership with SIT the Bachelor in Science (Radiation Therapy) degree.
In 2012, SIT began its partnership with TCD by offering degree programmes in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. With the latest additions, there are now 4 degree programmes that specialises in the area of allied health.
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Students studying either Diagnostic Radiography or Radiation Therapy can expect to graduate with an honours degree in one year, said the local university in a statement.
The Bachelor in Science (Radiation Therapy) is a degree programme where SIT students will receive the same degree as their counterparts in TCD, whereas the Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) will be jointly awarded by SIT and TCD. The Bachelor in Science (Diagnostic Radiography) is the first undergraduate joint effort by SIT and TCD.
Both new degree programmes will feature a mandatory overseas immersion programme at TCD. Diagnostic Radiography students will fulfil the clinical component of the Advances in Radiography Practice module in Dublin where they will spend 6 weeks (in Semester 2) on clinical placements to expand their clinical knowledge of the specialised imaging modalities including, but not limited to, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), just to name a few.
Radiation Therapy students will visit TCD in the 1st semester for 9 weeks to develop an in-depth understanding of integrated radiotherapy practice incorporating treatment preparation and planning, treatment delivery, supportive care and psychosocial issues and learn to apply these principles to specific cancer sites.
Classes for the pioneer cohort, with a target total intake of 30 students for both programmes, will be conducted at SIT's facilities in Nanyang Polytechnic.