Overview Diagnostic radiographers are a vital part of healthcare teams – they use powerful equipment to take images of inside the body, then interpret these images to diagnose and understand patients' health conditions. This BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging degree prepares you for a career identifying illnesses and helping to save lives.
- Learn how to examine patients safely using X-ray, CT scanning, fluoroscopy, MRI, ultrasound and more
- Practise your skills under expert supervision in our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care, complete with digital X-ray suite
- Spend at least 14 weeks each year on clinical placements, working alongside experienced radiographers in real hospitals and NHS Trusts
- Become eligible to register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) when you graduate, ready for a career as a Diagnostic Radiographer or to train further and enter advanced practice, research, teaching or health management
- Postgraduate study or research in specialisms such as computed tomography, medical magnetic resonance, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and medical physics
- Health management through the NHS Graduate Scheme
- Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
- University Hospital Southampton
- Southampton General Hospital
- Spire Southampton
- Western Sussex NHS Hospital Trust
- Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary
- St George's NHS Foundation Trust, London
Year 1 Core modules in this year include:
- Core Radiographic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
- Foundation of Evidence Based Practice
- Foundations of Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice
- Radiation Physics
- Applied Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice
- Engaging with Service Improvement
- Evidence Based Decision Making
- Human Biological Systems
- Imaging Science & Clinical Governance
- Enhancing Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice
- Image Interpretation
- Medical Imaging Modalities
You’ll be assessed through: examinations, coursework, clinical practice. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
This course is available to UK applicants only.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
Applicants must pass Occupational Health check before starting the course.
All shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.|
|PTE Academic||68||An overall score of 68 with a minimum of 61 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||100 with a minimum of 24 in Reading, 23 in Listening, 25 in Speaking and 24 in Writing|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 176.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 185 with no component score less than 176.|
|Trinity ISE||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|