Diagnostic Radiography at De Montfort University - UCAS

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.
  • 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 gain clinical exposure from year one of the course, while strong links and integrated work placements with local NHS trusts and private providers, will allow you to put theory to practice.
  • Consolidate learning in our industry standard digital x-ray suite, where you will be taught radiographic examination techniques before practicing on real patients in regional hospital trusts.
  • You will study a range of topics including introduction to the role of the healthcare professional, anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, cross-sectional imaging and practice placements.
  • Gain international experience 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.


First Year Block 1: Imaging Science Block 2: Imaging anatomy and technique Block 3 & 4: Core Practice 1 Second Year Block 1 & 2: Core Practice 2 Block 3: Imaging Anatomy & Pathophysiology Block 4: Imaging Science & the Patient Third Year Block 1: Research skills Block 2 & 3: Core Practice 3 Block 4: Dissertation/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 include: •Written exams •Coursework (essays, posters, wikis) •Presentations •Dissertation •Practical and clinically-based assessment activities

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.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Diagnostic Radiography at De Montfort University - UCAS