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Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 points (typically BBB or BBC with a relevant EPQ). Must include one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. In addition to five passes at grade 4 GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to HE Diploma in Radiography or Science only with full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction with at least 6 credits at Distinction in Physics and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

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

DDD

Applied Science or Medical Science only(Applied Science or Medical Science only) or D*D*D (Applied Science or Biomedical Science). Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) (2010 - 2016) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only). BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (2002 – 2010) – D*D*D (Applied Science or Medical Science only). 4 GCSE, including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

The BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) at City is a route into a rewarding lifelong carer as a Diagnostic Radiographer and provides students with the knowledge and skills to diagnose disease and trauma by producing and interpreting images. Upon graduation, students will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the UK.

City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology, including Radiography for three consecutive years (Complete University Guide 2019, 2020 and 2021). It is ranked 1st in London for student satisfaction in Medical Technology, including Radiography (Complete University Guide 2021), and 2nd in London for Radiography (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

The course provides the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and the professional skills and accreditation to practice as a radiographer. Students learn through classroom teaching, simulated practice in our clinical skills suites, and clinical placements. City has one of the best equipped radiography clinical skills suites in the UK, offering a unique environment which mirrors many of the facilities encountered whilst undertaking practice placements in the clinical environment.

The course is taught by academics who are experts within the field and many of whom are active clinicians and researchers. Our curriculum concentrates on evidence based teaching and is directly influenced by the research happening within the department which is informing radiography policy and practice. We have long standing and close links with radiology departments in hospitals, the radiography profession, and industry; all of this offers a challenging yet supportive environment in which to study.

Career prospects for City's Radiography graduates are excellent. Many of our students go on to work in leading hospitals in London and throughout the UK and there is also a possibility to practice internationally. 100% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after completing the course (Unistats).

This course provides the knowledge and skills to diagnose disease and trauma by producing and interpreting images. City is ranked 1st in London for Medical Technology (Complete University Guide 2020).

Modules

Half of the course is spent studying at City and the other half on clinical placement.

Year 1: The compulsory modules in the first year introduce the principles and practice of diagnostic imaging. Year one is spent primarily in the University.

Core modules include:
- Common module I
- Common module II
- Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology I
- Radiographic anatomy, physiology and pathology II
- Scientific principles of medical imaging I
- Digital imaging
- Principles of imaging in practice I
- Principles of imaging in practice II.

Year 2: In the second year, students move on to more specialised subjects and begin to apply the knowledge and experience gained in year one.

Core modules include:
- Radiography research and statistics
- Scientific principles of medical imaging II
- Professional practice in medical imaging
- Advanced principles of imaging in practice

Year 3: During the final year, students become more critical and evaluative in their work. Core modules include:

- Scientific Principles of Medical Imaging 3
- Image Interpretation; Preparation for Radiographic Practice
- Management and Advancement of Radiographic Practice
- Research Exercise 1
- Research Exercise 2

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices:
- Written exams
- Essays
- Worksheets
- Objective structured clinical/practical examination (OSCE/OSPE)
- Written assignments
- Oral and poster presentations
- Research exercise
- Self-reflective statements.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,770
per year
International
£18,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Division of Midwifery and Radiography

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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.

77%
med
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

72%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

87%
Health professionals
4%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

£35k

£35k

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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