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This course prepares you to become a registered diagnostic radiographer. You’ll study for an honours degree and meet statutory requirements to gain a professionally recognised qualification. As a diagnostic radiographer you’ll play a key role in medical teams taking high-quality imaging to help diagnose and monitor illness or injuries to enable patients to receive the right treatment. You’ll develop the technical skills and knowledge to meet statutory requirements, and the caring skills needed for a successful career. Around 50% of your course will be spent gaining experience on placement. A career in diagnostic radiography is both challenging and rewarding. There is high demand for qualified practitioners across the healthcare sector, including in hospitals, community and private settings. The course team includes experienced radiographers. You’ll also benefit from visiting lecturers from collaborating healthcare organisations. The focus on interdisciplinary learning across all our health courses enriches your experience while also preparing you for the reality of professional practice. The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.
Introduction to Diagnostic Radiography Radiation Physics Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Foundations of Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 1 Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Science and Technology in Diagnostic Radiography Evidence-Based Practice / Research Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 2 Leadership and Human Factors in Diagnostic Radiography Enhanced Professional Practice in Diagnostic Radiography Practice Learning Diagnostic Radiography 3 Dissertation
The course is delivered full-time over three years. Theoretical modules are delivered in blocks alongside clinical placements. Teaching at the university includes lectures, seminars, workshops, simulation and skills laboratory sessions. You’ll go on placement to healthcare settings throughout each academic year to gain hands-on learning and assessment opportunities with a range of diagnostic imaging modalities. The final dissertation provides you with a project on a topic of your choice.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Radiographers, College of
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Pass with 60 credits overall. Science or health studies. Must include level 3 units in biology. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at merit or distinction.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||With 3 HL subjects.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Minimum of five subjects including English language, maths and science at grade C/4 or above.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all four elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The government has announced that from September 2020 new and continuing students studying nursing, midwifery and some allied health subjects will receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000. Shortage specialisms such as radiography will receive an additional £1,000. Find out more on the NHS website.