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University of Plymouth

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include at least one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Science based subject. 45 level 3 credits including 15 at Distinction and 30 at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-30

Must include Higher Level 5 in at least one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

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

DMM

Applied Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Must include at least one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

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112-136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

The role of the modern Diagnostic Radiographer has changed dramatically in recent years to keep up with innovations in medical imaging technology.

Diagnostic Radiographers now take high-quality images to help diagnose conditions using a wide range of imaging modalities, including X-ray, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Computerised Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Angiography and Mammography. They also work closely with patients and members of the wider health care team to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

The BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography course builds on the internationally-recognised success of the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Medical School, which produces exceptionally well-prepared students entering clinical career pathways. Harnessing our extensive educational experience in delivering successfully evidence-based and innovative programmes, we have designed a contemporary programme which will prepare you for a diverse and exciting role in the modern workplace.

The programme has been designed to not only enable you to attain the core knowledge you need to be a safe and effective practitioner, but also to help you develop as a resilient professional with all the skills and attributes you will need to develop your career further.
Learning opportunities are interactive and engaging, often within small groups, where clinically focussed learning ensures optimal preparation for future practice. You also have opportunities to learn alongside other healthcare professionals. This inter-professional team learning provides you with invaluable experience and insight into how your role fits within the wider healthcare community.

In Plymouth, you will also have unprecedented radiographic access to the only purpose-built Radiology Academy in the world and one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, as well as state-of-the-art virtual dissection and imaging facilities.

The University of Plymouth BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and once you have graduated you will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as a diagnostic radiographer.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Peninsula Medical School

TEF rating:
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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations

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