Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

Diagnostic radiographers provide an imaging service for most departments within a hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and wards. X-rays are an imaging technique used by diagnostic radiographers to visualise injuries or disease, or monitor changes inside the body. Diagnostic radiographers also carry out a much wider range of procedures, which may include cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and radionuclide imaging (RNI). As a student on this course, you will complete a number of modules that integrate anatomy, physiology, radiodiagnostic imaging, physics and equipment, enabling you to understand the theory of diagnostic imaging. This theory will be put into practice in workshops in a clinical laboratory enabling you to experience the role of a diagnostic radiographer, including communication with teams and with service users, before placement blocks. You will also be required to complete a dissertation.


Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging (40 credits) Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging (20 credits) Specialist Imaging and Advanced Diagnostic Practice (40 credits) Cross Sectional Imaging Science (20 credits) Preliminary Clinical Evaluation (20 credits) Preparing for Practice as an Allied Health Professional (20 credits) Leadership and Enterprise in Health Practice (20 credits) Understanding and Appraising the Evidence for Practice (20 credits) Applying skills of Critical Enquiry (project) (20 credits) Diagnostic Radiography Practice Based Learning: Placement 1 (60 credits) Diagnostic Radiography Practice Based Learning: Placement 2 (60 credits) The modules listed are correct at time of posting (August 2021) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Assessment method

Academic study is learner-centred with the analysis and synthesis of knowledge being of paramount importance. You will be expected to take overall responsibility for your learning. Teaching methods include keynote lectures, clinical workshops and tutorials, student-led seminars, group discussions, clinical observation and practice. Directed learning materials will be delivered via a virtual learning environment (the Hub) and comprise reading, self-assessment quizzes, workbooks, tutorial questions with answers and narrated lectures. Clinical skills will be developed in work placements in radiology departments in hospitals in central Scotland. A variety of assessment methods will be used, including online examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), self-appraisal, course work, ePortfolio, viva voce examinations and clinical assessment.

Professional bodies

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

Entry requirements

Second class honours degree or above in any discipline. It is essential that all applicants have some shadowing experience in a clinical environment. This course is not suitable for those already holding a diagnostic radiography or medical qualification. Shortlised applicants will be invited for an interview. International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0. Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11150 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £11150 Year 1
England £11150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11150 Year 1
Scotland £11150 Year 1
Wales £11150 Year 1
International £21875 Year 1

Additional fee information

2024/25 Postgraduate Pre-Registration PLEASE NOTE: Fees are per year, our Pre-Registration courses are two year courses. Fees detailed exclude any dissertation or 'top-up' fees. These are full-time fees for QMU's Pre-Registration courses and applies for the following: MSc Dietetics (Pre-Registration), MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration), MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration), MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration), MSc Podiatry (Pre-Registration), MSc Speech & Language Therapy (Pre-Registration), MSc Therapeutic Radiography (Pre-Registration) and MSc Audiology (Pre-Registration).
Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Registration) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS