Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

Diagnostic radiographers produce and interpret images of the human body using a variety of technologies such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US). This course is suitable for those who wish to become highly skilled radiographers with technical and scientific expertise, exceptional personal values and attributes, and high standards of patient care, who can meet the demands of working interprofessionally, flexibly, safely and effectively in the modern global health and social care environment. Once graduated, you will be fit to practice and eligible for registration with the HCPC. The course delivers an intellectually stimulating and vocationally pragmatic learning experience that is relevant to the needs of a diagnostic radiography graduate in today’s rapidly changing and dynamic environment. The course is designed to fulfil the requirements of the Professional bodies and meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Furthermore, the course aims to produce graduates who are not only proficient in their discipline, but will act with: care and compassion dignity and respect openness, honesty and responsibility quality and teamwork, in alignment with the Scottish Government’s (2017) strategy for supporting better care for NHS Scotland. Each cohort will consist of up to 15 students allowing for the adoption of a personalised approach to learning. Clinical placement is embedded thorough the course at placement centres across West and Central Scotland. Each student will undertake over 1000 hours of clinical placement across a range of areas including specialist sites such as the Royal Hospital for Children and the Institute of Neurological Sciences.


Practice Education 1, Professional Practice Education and Application 2, Professional Practice Education and Application 3, Professional Practice Education and Application 4, Anatomy and Physiology for Radiographers, Inter-professional Working: Context, Organisations and Practice, Pattern Recognition in Radiography, Preparation for Radiographic Practice, Radiographic Principles 1, Radiographic Principles 2, Radiographic Principles 3, Radiographic Principles 4.

Assessment method

The methods of assessments incorporated within the MSc (Pre-registration) Diagnostic Radiography course are designed to facilitate future intellectual and professional growth and there is a close relationship between formative and summative assessment. The method of assessment for this course has been carefully designed to equate with the nature of the learning experience and associated learning outcomes. Every effort has been taken to ensure that there is a balance of learning and assessment activities and that the possible conditions for success have been built into the course. This includes formative work, peer assessment, group and individual presentations, health fair, blogs and Wikis in addition to essays, critical reviews and reports, self‐assessment and reflective journals. Types of assessment will include reports, case based essays, reflective pieces, self‐assessment, peer assessment, group assessments, online assessments, presentations, portfolios, practical tasks and practice education which incrementally build in terms of skills and competencies throughout the course. As such, there is both an opportunity to succeed in specific and transferrable domains.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements Prospective applicants should normally be expected to possess: A recent (in the last five years) first class or upper second honours degree A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above (for graduates of non‐UK institutions) In addition, applicants should normally have: Knowledge of the research process and research methods. Two satisfactory references (one of which should be academic) All applicants should provide a personal statement of suitability which details contact with diagnostic radiographers. Statements should offer clear evidence of the applicant’s understanding of Diagnostic Radiography and how it differs from other health and social care professions. Clear links should also be made to their own personal attributes and skills with the demands of the profession. This course is now closed to international/EU (without pre-settled status) applicants for September 2022. It remains open to new applications from the UK and Republic of Ireland for the September 2022 intake. English language requirements For students whose first language is not English proof of competency is required (IELTS score or equivalent 7.0 with no component below 6.5 as specified by the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society and College of Radiographers)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9400 Year 1
England £9400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9400 Year 1
Scotland £9400 Year 1
Wales £9400 Year 1
EU £19300 Year 1
International £19300 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS