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BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging
New government grants are available from September 2020 for new and continuing degree-level students. You may be eligible for additional support of at least £5,000 a year which you won't need to pay back.
You may also be eligible for an additional £1,000 towards childcare costs to help balance your studies with family life.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.
Why choose this course?
- Develop clinical skills during time in our dedicated university imaging labs and spending time on clinical placement working with qualified practitioners.
- Study with other health professions. Interprofessional modules taught reflect the multi-professional, team approach in healthcare today.
- Excellent Career Prospects. 100% of our Diagnostic Radiography graduates went on to employment or further study within 6 months according to the latest national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
What's the course about?
Diagnostic radiographers play a vital role in healthcare by producing patient centred imaging services for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disease. Our BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging delivers the knowledge and clinical experience you require to become a skilled and competent diagnostic radiographer and reflects the rapidly changing face of healthcare in the UK.
This is a full-time three year vocational degree where Radiography students will learn a wide range of subjects to enable our graduates to be safe and confident practitioners, able to deliver high quality care to patients. You will learn human anatomy, physiology and pathology, using radiographic images, along with an understanding of the equipment used to image patients. During your training you will develop excellent communication skills and learn to work in a team environment putting the needs of the patient at the centre of everything you do. In addition, you will acquire an appreciation of research methods with respect to diagnostic radiography and the importance of evidence-based practice in relation to the profession.
The degree is delivered with student spending time each year at the University campus studying and gaining practical experience at our affiliated NHS hospitals developing where students become competent in the knowledge and skills they have been learning.
What will I study?
You will be taught by our team of highly qualified academics who are all registered practitioners with postgraduate and teaching qualifications. Each year you will study five modules designed to promote learning through a variety of activities including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
We have the benefit of our own dedicated X-ray rooms and CT scanner on campus to enhance clinical skills education and state of the art computer laboratories used for image evaluation and interpretation teaching.
In year 1 and 3 there is the opportunity for shared lectures and seminars during the inter-professional modules allowing you to collaborate and learn with student on other health profession programmes at the university.
All your modules will be supported through a web-based learning platform aimed to guide you through your journey as a student. This is a mobile friendly platform which is design with the student in mind with interactive maps to show you around when you first arrive, and access to timetable, teaching resources and assessment details. In addition, it will provide you with access to all the news, events and services in the wider university community.