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BSc (Hons)Diagnostic Radiography

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Overview

This is a vocational programme with a large amount of clinical practice throughout the three years. The aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a competent and caring diagnostic radiographer working at the centre of modern medicine. You will develop knowledge of human anatomy and the way the body works, both in health and disease.

As well as becoming a competent radiographer, you will learn about the physical, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence the patient radiographer interaction. The primary objective of the programme is to provide the necessary understanding, knowledge, attributes and skills required to undertake appropriate diagnostic imaging examinations in a variety of clinical circumstances.

You will study a range of modules including anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiation science, as well as profession-specific modules. For your clinical training, you will be based at one of our training departments throughout the region. Clinical placements are arranged beyond the normal University teaching time and extend into vacation time. There are clinical placements in each year of the programme, and these placements increase in length from Year One through to Year Three, resulting in 50 weeks clinical placement attendance. During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a two-week elective in an imaging department of your choice.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

The aim of Year One is to provide the undergraduate with the basic knowledge and skills that will form the foundation for the study of the imaging procedures developed in the subsequent years of the programme. Year One, provides a foundation for radiographic examination of the appendicular skeleton, chest and abdomen. Students will be introduced to the Information Technology systems available in the University.

On completion of the first year, you will be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic structure and function of the human body
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the theory underlying basic radiographic skills
Demonstrate a safe and effective level of competence in all basic radiographic skills
Recognise the physical, psychosocial and environmental factors which influence the patient radiographer interaction
Show the development of independent learning strategies

Year One modules include:

Fundamentals of Radiation Science and Protection
Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Foundation Radiographic Practice and Radiography of the Chest and Abdomen
Radiography of the Appendicular Skeleton
Research Skills
Professionalism
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – Other Systems

Programme Year Two

The aim of Year Two is to build and consolidate the learning experiences of Year One in order to provide a foundation for undertaking more complex examinations requiring specialist equipment. Professional practice will encourage students to become increasingly autonomous and to be able to focus and appreciate more complex and challenging issues related to health care. On completion of the second year, you will be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of all related factors that contribute to patient imaging investigation and management problems identified in the study of clinical sciences
Select and perform appropriate imaging examinations to assist in the diagnosis of the patient’s condition
Show the development of an independent, critical approach to problem solving in the clinical setting

Year Two modules include:

Complementary Imaging Systems
Radiography of the Axial Skeleton
Advancing Radiographic Practice
The Emerging Professional
Research Methods

Programme Year Three

The aim of Year Three is to expand the student’s knowledge of the specialist clinical areas and to promote a level of independence and professional responsibility in preparation for graduation and registration with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC). As a qualified Diagnostic Radiographer you can become a member of the Society of Radiographers. During Year Three you will have the opportunity to undertake a two-week elective. On completion of this year, you will be able to:

Discuss the overall management of patient investigations
Recognise the role of other health care professionals in the management of the patient
Remonstrate a critical approach to the contribution of diagnostic imaging to the management of the patient, and recognise the responsibility of the radiographer in actuating radiation protection measures and complying with the relevant legal requirement
Evaluate and adapt imaging investigations to meet the needs of the patient
Demonstrate an understanding of the policy and management issues involved in providing a diagnostic imaging service
Demonstrate a professional approach and attitude to the practice of diagnostic imaging

Year Three modules include:

Research Study
Advanced Radiographic Practice and Image Interpretation
Imaging in Care Pathways
The Competent Professional

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you’ll be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service, Social Services or the private sector.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will allow you to practise as a diagnostic radiographer. You can look forward to a career in the National Health Service or the private sector. You will have gained a qualification that meets the Government’s criteria for ‘fitness for purpose’ and ‘fitness for practice’ as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, information technology, problem solving and teamwork.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States