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Diagnostic Radiography

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Maximum of 3 A Levels to include 40 points in Science/Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

60 credits overall to include 21 credits in science subjects.

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

DDM-DDD

In Applied Science or Health and Social Care - specific units are required to meet the science element. Please contact Admissions for further guidance.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A

To include minimum 32 points in Science/Psychology.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

To include 40 points from Science/Social Science at Level 3

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

If you want a future career as a diagnostic radiographer, then you’ll require the anatomy and physiology knowledge of the human body and the skills to use medical imaging equipment – we’ll teach you it all.

Our new course - accredited the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) - offers you an excellent start to your professional career, as our graduates are sought after by employers well before graduation. And, we’ve had commendations for our current and modern programme because it relates specifically to the requirements of the NHS and other healthcare services.

And, we’ve had commendations for our current and modern programme because it relates specifically to the requirements of the NHS and other healthcare services.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

To step into this profession, you will need to have the academic skills, but also competency in practical skills and so that is why you will spend 50% of your studies on clinical placement.

- 96% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)

- Eligible to apply for registration as a fully-qualified radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Society and College of Radiographers after graduation

- Opportunity to focus and gain experience, both clinically and academically, in an imaging modality you are interested to progress into with the choice of pathway-specific modules in year 3

- Direct access to £2 million-worth of digital imaging equipment to ensure your study and learning is current and relevant

- Taught in specialist clinical skills labs- replicating a hospital X-ray department and wards simulating the workplace, so that you have the necessary skills to stand out from your competitors when you apply for jobs

- 50% of your studies are undertaken in a partner clinical centre, where you’ll be guided by registered professionals with a variety of experience and advanced radiological skills

- Our close working relationship with NHS and private health care partners, boosts your employment prospects

- Small class sizes mean we can support you personally as a key member in a small team

- We have earned a reputation in specialist international research, so your studies are up to date with current practices

- Study in a friendly, professional environment

PLEASE NOTE - you can choose to study in either Lancaster or Carlisle - both vibrant and friendly student cities steeped in history

All of our clinical placements offer the full range of imaging modalities including projectional radiography, computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide (gamma camera) imaging and ultrasound.

You will spend your placement time within one Trust so you can develop and consolidate your competencies rather than constantly learning a new set of hospital procedures.

Our graduates have a national reputation for clinical excellence, so why not join our course to ensure you gain the skills and are given the opportunities for an exciting progressive career in the medical imaging field.

**Graduate destinations**
After finishing the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a fully qualified radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council, and join the Society and College of Radiographers. You'll have all the knowledge and skills you need to move onto a career in the medical profession in the UK or abroad. This would also make you eligible to do postgraduate studies at a later date.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Physics in Medicine,
Clinical Radiation Protection,
Radiologic Technologies 1,
Working as a Professional,
Applied Clinical Studies,
Projection Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy 1,
Qualificatory Practice Unit 1.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Human Science,
Anatomy & Imaging 1,
Anatomy & Imaging 2,
Radiological Technologies 2,
Applied Clinical Studies 2,
Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy,
Qualificatory Practice Unit 2.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

Dissertation,
Professional Practice in Context,
Focussed Radiological Practice 1 (theory),
Focussed Radiological Practice 2 (work based),
Core Radiography Module,
Qualificatory Practice Unit 3.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Lancaster

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

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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%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
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

75%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
med
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

100%
Health 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.

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

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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