De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Health and Care Professions Council

Diagnostic Radiography

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Course summary

Diagnostic radiographers play a key role in modern healthcare. Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on this course you will be introduced to a variety of imaging modalities and explore how these are used in relation to imaging different body systems, as well as developing skills valued in healthcare professionals such as patient care, communication and multidisciplinary teamwork. Our new radiography suite simulates real work settings, allowing you to put theory into practice. Teaching is delivered by academic staff who are actively engaged in clinical radiography, as well as by visiting lecturers working in health, education and radiology sectors. Throughout the three-year programme you will have the opportunity to consolidate your learning through a variety of clinical placements at NHS trusts, to help you develop the skills sought by graduate employers. On completion, graduates will be eligible to register with the HCPC and practise as a diagnostic radiographer. Key features: • Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Diagnostic Radiographer on successful completion of this programme. • You will gain clinical exposure from year one of the course, while strong links and integrated work placements with local NHS trusts will allow you to put theory to practice. • Our new state of the art radiography suite simulates real work settings, allowing you to put theory in to practice where you will learn radiographic examination techniques before practising on real patients in regional hospital trusts. • Gain international experiences through our DMU Global programme*, which has previously seen Allied Health Professions students visit schools and community groups in India and supported deaf children in The Gambia. • Once qualified, radiographers can go onto specialise in areas such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, clinical reporting of x-ray imaging, research, teaching and management. • Learn how to use a wide range of imaging techniques and technology to produce high-quality diagnostic images to aid the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. • You will study a range of modules including introduction to the role of the healthcare professional, anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, cross-sectional imaging and practice placements Due to the high demand for this course, once the course is full, offers will be made for the next available cohort. DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.


First Year •Practice Placement 1 •Imaging Physics and Technology 1 •Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System •Radiography of the Appendicular Skeleton •Radiography of the Axial Skeleton •Introduction to the Role of the Healthcare Professional Second Year •Practice Placement 2 •Imaging Physics and Technology 2 •Anatomy and Physiology (Body Systems) •Cross-sectional Imaging •Imaging Modalities in Practice •Research Methods Third Year •Practice Placement 3 •Pathophysiology and Pattern Commenting •Craniofacial & Paediatric Radiography •Extra-departmental Radiography •Preparation for Radiography Practice •Final Year Project

Assessment method

Teaching sessions may include: •Formal and interactive lectures •Staff and student seminars •Tutorial discussions •Practical and clinical based workshops •Inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions •eLearning Assessment Methods includes: •Written exams •Coursework (essays, posters, wikis) •Presentations •Dissertation •Practical and clinically-based assessment activities Teaching contact hours The time on the programme is split into approximately 60% university based and 40% spent on clinical placements, in NHS hospitals and independent sectors. Contact hours in a typical academic week may vary from year to year. However, on average you will have between 15 and 20 contact hours of teaching per university week.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

As well as academic requirements, you will also be required to meet and fulfil non-academic requirements which are stated below: • Self-Declaration Form clearance • Enhanced DBS disclosure clearance • Occupational Health clearance You must meet and fulfil all non-academic requirements before 18th July 2022.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

You submit an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

Health checks

All successful applicants must complete an occupational health check declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For students registering in the 2023/24 academic year, the fees for this programme are yet to be confirmed. Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government.
Diagnostic Radiography at De Montfort University - UCAS