Diagnostic radiography courses

Diagnostic radiography

Our diagnostic radiography courses prepare you for a challenging but  rewarding career within the health service, using advanced technology.  They give you the training and necessary skills for a career as a  diagnostic radiographer which is a critical profession in modern  healthcare.

Choose from:

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

  • Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Diagnostic Imaging MSc
  • Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Image Interpretation MSc
  • Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Oncological Sciences MSc
  • Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Ultrasound MSc

Short courses

We also have a range of short courses for professionals who are interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills or just want to stay on top of new developments in radiography and radiotherapy.

More information about our radiography and radiotherapy short courses

Overview

What is diagnostic radiography?

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Diagnostic  radiographers carry out imaging examinations essential to the diagnosis,  treatment and monitoring of disease and injury. They evaluate the  diagnostic and technical quality of images, as well as interpret normal  and abnormal appearances.

Diagnostic radiography embraces a wide range of techniques like:

  • conventional “x-rays”
  • computerised tomography (CT) scanning
  • ultrasound
  • radioactive isotope imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

What will I do when I graduate?

When you graduate from our diagnostic radiography course you can work in a wide range of settings at hospitals such as:

  • the imaging department
  • the wards
  • accident and emergency
  • operating theatres

You will experience the pleasure of knowing that your work has contributed to diagnosing disease and saving lives.

Other career opportunities as a diagnostic radiographer are:

  • advanced or consultant practitioner in the health service
  • “out of hours” working which provides increased individual responsibility and enhanced earnings
  • postgraduate study and research opportunities
  • teaching
  • management or technical application opportunities

It is important to note that radiography may involve working with ill  and vulnerable patients, and that an interest in patient care is as  vitally important as performing well in the technical aspects of the  role.