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AECC University College

Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

UCAS Code: B821

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

to include Biology/Human Biology

Grades will need to total 120-112 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject such as; Science, Medicine, Human Science, Allied Health Professions.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

to include Biology at Higher level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

to include Biology/Human Biology

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in a relevant subject such as; Applied Science/ Medical Science or Health and Social Care

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B,B

to include Biology/Human Biology

UCAS Tariff

112-120

from 3 A-levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Radiographers are at the forefront of healthcare. 95% of the population will have interacted with a diagnostic radiographer who undertake medical imaging for diagnoses using specialised technical equipment such as x-ray, CT scanning, MRI scanning, Nuclear medicin and Ultrasound. 1 in 2 of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and of these up to a 1/3rd will receive radiotherapy which is a technical but empathetic profession using high energy x-rays to treat tumours.

The purpose of the course is to produce radiographers who are self-aware, skilled, critical, analytical, reflective, evaluative, empathetic and independent learners who practically contribute to shaping the future health and wellbeing of individuals and society. Graduates will develop the ability to synthesise evidence from current practice and research to develop an in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic or therapeutic profession. They will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues within the provision of health and social care and will be capable of demonstrating leadership in both personal and professional development.

Modules

Year 1 - Professional Practice and Patient Care, Radiation Physics, Anatomy and Physiology for the Radiographer, Research Skills and Principles, Equipment of Diagnostic Radiotherapy, Pathophysiology for Diagnostic Radiographers 1, Introduction to Radiobiology.

Year 2 - Professional Practice and Wellbeing, Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 1, Radiographic Anatomy, Research Methods, Pathophysiology for Diagnostic Radiographers 2, Healthcare Policy and Quality Management, Multidisciplinary Working.

Year 3 - Professional Practice and Clinical Confidence, Advanced Practice in Diagnostic Imaging, Image Interpretation, Research Dissertation, Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 2.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,523
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

AECC University College

Department:

Medical Ultrasound

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students

After graduation


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71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.

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