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Diagnostic Radiography

Entry requirements


Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from three A levels including a science subject, excluding general studies. If Advanced Double Award it must be applied science or health and social care.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from a QAA recognised Access course in a science or health subject including 27 level 3 credits at distinction. We can accept Level 2 Access units in communication and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs. Social science and humanities Access courses are not acceptable.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English language, maths and double award science. Key Skills/Functional Skills level 2 in Communication and Application of Number can be accepted in place of English and Maths GCSE.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish Highers/Honours including a minimum of 18 points (H4) from a science subject, preferably biology.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points (DMM) in a science related subject. Engineering and sport science are acceptable. Uniformed public services is not acceptable. Health and social care is only acceptable with a science A level or science GCSE at BB or above.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from three Advanced Highers including a science subject, excluding general studies.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points required from four or five Scottish Highers including a science subject, excluding general studies.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

**Course overview**: Diagnostic radiography plays a key role in modern medicine. It is a care-giving role but also one of the fastest developing technical areas of the health sector. Radiographers produce images to obtain or confirm a diagnosis and are also involved in guiding therapeutic procedures like angioplasty.

You could work in one of several sections within a hospital medical-imaging department and carry out a variety of imaging investigations, including projection radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This course combines academic study with practice placements in imaging departments. You develop the knowledge, skills and experience for a rewarding career in diagnostic radiography. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota including weekends.

Prospective applicants are advised to research the profession of diagnostic radiography prior to writing their personal statements and attendance at the selection event. The very best way to gain an impression of the role is to spend time in the clinical department or gain experience working or volunteering for vulnerable persons. While recognising that this is difficult to arrange, we do provide a form to capture such experiences and this can be brought to selection events or posted to us prior to the end of May.

**After the course**: On successful completion of the course you will gain eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a diagnostic radiographer. Radiographers are in demand in the UK and overseas within the NHS and private sectors.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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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.

82%
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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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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
98%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
D

After graduation


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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.

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

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
3%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

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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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