Diagnostic Radiography (or Medical Imaging) is the practice of using various forms of radiation to produce high-quality images which aid in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of injury or disease. It is a technology-dependent discipline, which has patient care as its main concern. Historically, radiographers primarily used X-rays. With advances in technology, radiography also embraces techniques such as computed tomography (CT scanning), ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine. During your course you will have the opportunity to participate in all of these techniques, and you may then decide to specialise in one or more of these areas once you are qualified. Professional accreditation This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulatory body for allied health professionals. By the end of your studies you will meet the professional educational standards which confers eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. The course is also approved by the Society of Radiographers, and during your course of study you will be able to join the Society as a student member.
Year 1: Introduction to Abdominal Imaging (C) Principles of Professional Practice (C) Radiography of the Appendicular Skeleton and Chest (C) Radiography of the Axial Skeleton (C) Safe and Professional Radiographic Practice (C) Year 2: Evidencing Professional Practice (C) Imaging Modalities in Practice (C) Imaging using Contrast Agents (C) Practising Radiography in a Diverse Society (C) Principles of Image Interpretation and Reporting (C) Year 3: Advancing Professional Practice (C) Clinical Supervision and Leadership (C) Imaging in Context (C) Justification, Optimisation and Interpretation in Medical Imaging (C) Medical Imaging option (C)
Each year there are:
- 18 weeks of academic study, which will include lectures, tutorials,
- 18 weeks of clinical placement education. This occurs within hospitals and other health care environments. There are clinical placements in each semester of the programme and an extended consolidation and assessment placement at the end of each academic year.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Radiographers, College of
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they have researched the course and profession. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The IELTS requirement for the programme is IELTS 7.0 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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