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Diagnostic Radiography

Entry requirements


minimum B,B,C including Biology (B) or Physics (B). General Studies not accepted.

in a Science based pathway.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language/Welsh Language (first language) and Grade C/4 in Maths or the equivalent in Numeracy and Communication Essential Skills, level 2. A minimum of O4 from Irish Leaving Certificate.

Pass including H6 in Biology or Physics

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

in a Health or Science Subject

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

DDM

in a Health or Science Subject

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

120

Offers are tariff based, 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: • A Levels: min BBC including Biology (B) or Physics (B). • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM in a Health or Science Subject • Access, in a Science based pathway • Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 Higher Subjects at grade H3 (Including Biology or Physics) • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Including H6 in Biology or Physics • Extended Project Qualification • Welsh Baccalaureate We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3* or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements; please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. The School requires all candidates to undertake a criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic radiography is an invaluable aid in the diagnosis of disease. Diagnostic radiographers are responsible for the production of images involving the use of X-rays and other methods including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You will learn not only about how x-rays are produced and the anatomy of the human body, but also how to talk to people and what sort of things patients/service users may be concerned about.

Radiography is one of the professions allied to medicine. Diagnostic radiography is an invaluable aid in the diagnosis of disease. As a diagnostic radiographer you’ll be responsible for the production of images involving the use of X-rays and other methods including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiographers comment on image appearances for referrers after an examination is completed; they can also issue full reports after specialist postgraduate training. At postgraduate level they may develop their roles to include reporting on images, educating student radiographers, postgraduate training of radiographers or carrying out fluoroscopic, angiographic and endoscopic procedures. As a radiographer you’ll work in many areas in a hospital, in addition to the imaging department, including A&E, operating theatres and on hospital wards and the work placement settings on this degree will reflect that variety.

Bangor accepts applications for Diagnostic Radiography throughout the year, while places are still available. However early applications are strongly encouraged as radiography does usually fill all its places well before the end of the admissions cycle each year.

If you are considered a home UK student for tuition fees who can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme and claim for a £1,000 bursary contribution towards living costs. You can also apply for the means tested bursary that is dependent on household income and other funding that has eligibility criteria for child care support, dependents allowance and parental learner allowance. You can also apply for the income based maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance. As this course is funded by NHS Wales, we are unable to accept applications from overseas students.

The taught elements of this course are delivered at Bangor University’s Wrexham Campus next to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

25%
low
Diagnostic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
35%
Staff are good at explaining things
35%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

58%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
46%
Course specific equipment and facilities
13%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medical technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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