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The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at City is a route into a rewarding lifelong carer as a Diagnostic Radiographer and provides students with the knowledge and skills to diagnose disease and trauma by producing and interpreting images. Upon graduation, students will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and will be eligable to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK. City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology, including Radiography (Complete University Guide 2020). The course provides the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and the professional skills and accreditation to practice as a radiographer. Students learn through classroom teaching, simulated practice in our clinical skills suites, and clinical placements. City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, offering a unique environment which mirrors many of the facilities encountered whilst undertaking practice placements in the clinical environment. The course is taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active clinicians and researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice. We have long standing and close links with radiology departments in hospitals, the radiography profession, and industry; all of this offers a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study. Career prospects for City's Radiography graduates are excellent. Many of our students go on to work in leading hospitals in London and throughout the UK and there is also a possibility to practice internationally. 100% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (Unistats).
Half of the course is spent studying at City and the other half on clinical placement. Year 1: The compulsory modules in the first year introduce the principles and practice of diagnostic imaging. Year one is spent primarily in the University. Core modules include: - Common module I - Common module II - Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology I - Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology II - Scientific principles of medical imaging I - Digital imaging - Principles of imaging in practice I - Principles of imaging in practice II. Year 2: In the second year, students move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one. Core modules include: - Radiography research and statistics - Scientific principles of medical imaging II - Professional practice in medical imaging - Advanced principles of imaging in practice Year 3: During the final year, students become more critical and evaluative in their work. Core modules include: - Research exercise/prect - Scientific principles of medical imaging III - Image interpretation - Preparation for radiographic practice - Management and advancement of radiographic practice.
Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices: - Written exams - Essays - Worksheets - Objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE/OSPE) - Written assignments - Oral and poster presentations - Research exercise - Self-reflective statements.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|A level||BBB||120 points (typically BBB or BBC with a relevant EPQ). Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. In addition to five passes at grade 4 GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D||Applied Science or Medical Science only. In addition to five passes at grade 4 GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Literacy and Numeracy at Key Stage Level 3 standard. Practice tests are available at: http://www.city.ac.uk/health/selection-day
Fees and funding
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