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De Montfort University

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


Normally 128 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 subjects, including one subject in a science subject at grade B or above (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Applied Science)

QAA Access to Higher Education with at least 45 level 3 credits at distinction and to include 15 credits from science subjects. English and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs grades A*–C (9-4) including English and Maths

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

DDM

•BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science at Distinction/Distinction/Merit •BTEC Extended Diploma at Distinction/Distinction/Merit (to include at least 60 credits in approved Science modules)

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128

Normally 128 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 subjects, including one subject in a science subject at grade B or above (Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Applied Science)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic radiographers play a key role in modern healthcare. Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on this course you will be introduced to a variety of imaging modalities and explore how these are used in relation to imaging different body systems, as well as developing skills valued in healthcare professionals such as patient care, communication and multidisciplinary teamwork.

Our new radiography suite simulates real work settings, allowing you to put theory into practice. Teaching is delivered by academic staff who are actively engaged in clinical radiography, as well as by visiting lecturers working in health, education and radiology sectors.

Throughout the three-year programme you will have the opportunity to consolidate your learning through a variety of clinical placements at NHS trusts, to help you develop the skills sought by graduate employers. On completion, graduates will be eligible to register with the HCPC and practise as a diagnostic radiographer.

Key features:

- Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Diagnostic Radiographer on successful completion of this programme.

- Learn how to use a wide range of imaging techniques and technology to produce high-quality diagnostic images to aid the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.

- You will gain clinical exposure from year one of the course, while strong links and integrated work placements with local NHS trusts will allow you to put theory to practice.

- Consolidate learning in our new digital x-ray suite, where you will be taught radiographic examination techniques before practising on real patients in regional hospital trusts.

- You will study a range of topics including introduction to the role of the healthcare professional, anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, cross-sectional imaging and practice placements.

- Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has previously seen Allied Health Professions students visit schools and community groups in India and supported deaf children in The Gambia.

- Once qualified, radiographers can go onto specialise in areas such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, clinical reporting of x-ray imaging, research, teaching and management.

Modules

**First Year**
•Practice Placement 1
•Imaging Physics and Technology 1
•Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
•Radiography of the Appendicular Skeleton
•Radiography of the Axial Skeleton
•Introduction to the Role of the Healthcare Professional

**Second Year**
•Practice Placement 2
•Imaging Physics and Technology 2
•Anatomy and Physiology (Body Systems)
•Cross-sectional Imaging
•Imaging Modalities in Practice
•Research Methods

**Third Year**
•Practice Placement 3
•Pathophysiology and Pattern Commenting
•Craniofacial & Paediatric Radiography
•Extra-departmental Radiography
•Preparation for Radiography Practice
•Final Year Project

Assessment methods

Teaching sessions may include:
•Formal and interactive lectures
•Staff and student seminars
•Tutorial discussions
•Practical and clinical based workshops
•Inter-professional (IP) learning with students from other healthcare professions
•eLearning

Assessment Methods includes:
•Written exams
•Coursework (essays, posters, wikis)
•Presentations
•Dissertation
•Practical and clinically-based assessment activities

Teaching contact hours

The time on the programme is split into approximately 60% university based and 40% spent on clinical placements, in NHS hospitals and independent sectors.

Contact hours in a typical academic week may vary from year to year. However, on average you will have between 15 and 20 contact hours of teaching per university week.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
36%
Health professionals
5%
Therapy professionals

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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.

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