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De Montfort University

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

**Reasons to study Diagnostic Radiography at DMU:**

•Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a ‘Diagnostic Radiographer’ on successful completion of this programme (Subject to HCPC approval)

•Diagnostic Radiographers can expect to start on a salary of more than £23,023 (NHS pay scales 2018/19)

•Once qualified Diagnostic Radiographers can choose to specialise in many areas including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scanning, image reporting, research, teaching and management

•£12 million investment in newly refurbished laboratories with industry-standard equipment to replicate real-life settings

•Some of our teaching staff are actively engaged in clinical radiography so you can benefit from their specialist experience and understanding of diagnostic imaging

•You will also learn from visiting lecturers from health, education and radiography departments

•Strong practical experience with clinical exposure from year 1 of the course, while strong links and integrated work placements with local NHS trusts will allow you to put theory to practice

•DMU is a university ranked Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) the only Government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education. [Office for Students, 2017]

•The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]

**Accreditation**
•This course is currently pending approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to achieve the level of excellence expected, the course structure is liable to change

•Please check the DMU website for updates to the outcomes of approval and accreditation

•Students will be expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct published by HCPC.

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.

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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Health professionals
17%
Therapy professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats here mainly cover radiography graduates (diagnostic radiography more than therapeutic). With a lot of modern medicine (and dentistry) using high-tech equipment, there are big opportunities for medical technology grads, although most early careers are spent operating these complex instruments, rather than designing or developing them. We are short of graduates in these roles, with radiography a particular area of concern and becoming one of the most in-demand specialities in the health industry and whilst this cannot guarantee you a job, outcomes are very good for graduates and this looks likely to continue.

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.

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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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