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Sheffield Hallam University

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

**Course summary**
• Gain the knowledge and skills you need to image the musculoskeletal and soft tissue systems of the body.
• Enter the profession ready to use and contribute to research and evidence.
• Study a course accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers (ScoR) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Diagnostic radiographers use the latest imaging technologies and techniques to produce images of the body to diagnose diseases. On this course, you’ll work and collaborate with a range of healthcare professionals, and gain the skills and registration you need to enter this rewarding area of healthcare. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register as a diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC.

Diagnostic radiographers are an integral part of a multi-professional team. On this course, you'll find out about the teamwork and understanding required to provide excellent care throughout the patient journey.

You’ll learn from other students and practitioners across a range of healthcare professions. These include therapeutic radiographers, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, social workers, operation department practitioners and occupational therapists.
This distinctive curriculum enhances your employability skills, helping to challenge and develop you in becoming a vital allied health professional in an ever changing workplace. You'll study academic modules, while gaining placement experience in range of practice settings.

You learn through
• lectures
• guest speakers
• seminars
• group work
• practical activities
• simulation in imaging, ward and theatre suites
• image interpretation activities

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**
You will learn to apply the technical and interpersonal skills on structured clinical placements at certain points throughout each academic year.
You’ll be based in at least two imaging departments from our placement sites for the majority of your clinical training. You’ll also have experiential placements in other hospital areas to support your holistic understanding of the patient's pathway.

Placement sites include the following: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching hospitals, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, United Lincoln Hospitals NHS Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

**Accreditation**
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them and also apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a diagnostic radiographer in the UK.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Application Of Imaging 1 20 credits
Clinical Practice 1 20 credits
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20 credits
Imaging Science 1 20 credits
Musculoskeletal Imaging 1 20 credits
Preparation For Practice 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Application Of Imaging 2 20 credits
Clinical Practice 2 20 credits
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20 credits
Evidence Based Radiographic Practice 20 credits
Imaging Science 2 20 credits
Musculoskeletal Imaging 2 20 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Application Of Imaging 3 20 credits
Clinical Practice 3 20 credits
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20 credits
Preparation For Employment 20 credits
Research In Radiography 40 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:
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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.

79%
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Diagnostic imaging

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Diagnostic imaging

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

93%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

After graduation


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Diagnostic imaging

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.

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Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Health professionals
2%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
2%
Other administrative occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Diagnostic imaging

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

£21k

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£24k

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£26k

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