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Teesside University

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


104-120 UCAS tariff points required from three A levels including a science, excluding general studies.

Pass QAA recognised Access course in a science or health based subject including 27 credits at distinction with a minimum of 106 tariff points. Plus level 2 modules in English and maths if GCSE grade C in English Language and maths not already obtained. Satisfactory interview and pass admissions test, references and enhanced DBS check and completed work based risk assessment process required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required. We recommend work shadowing in an imaging department.

Minimum of 112 points from 4 or 5 at Irish highers/honours level including a minimum of 18 points (H4) from a science subject, preferably biology.

104-120 UCAS tariff points in a science or health subject at DMM.

104-120 UCAS tariff points from three Advanced Highers including a science subject, excluding general studies. Plus five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, mathematics and double award science. Satisfactory interview and pass test, references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and completed work based risk assessment process required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required. We strongly recommend work shadowing in an imaging department.

Minimum of 117 UCAS tariff points required from four or five Scottish Highers including a science subject, excluding general studies. Plus five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, mathematics and double science. Satisfactory interview an pass test, references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and completed work based risk assessment process required. Relevant study within the last 3 years required. We strongly recommend work shadowing in an imaging department.

UCAS Tariff

104-120
34%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

**This course is now full for September 2018 entry.****Summary**: 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.**Course details**: You could work in one of several sections within the 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 or work 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. 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

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used throughout the course. These include lectures, practical seminars, simulation (both practical and computer labs), problem-based learning and small group work. Constructive feedback is given throughout the course to enhance your learning opportunities and experiences in University and when in practice. On placement you are supervised by experienced clinicians and trained mentors. You receive support from your University personal tutor who will visit you regularly. You should be prepared to travel for your placements within the region. You are assessed by a variety of means including assignment, examination, portfolio and observed tasks. Assessment is carefully matched to module outcomes. Practice assessment is conducted by clinical mentors in a range of clinical situations against radiographic benchmark clinical competencies. Essential competencies must be met for this course which include undertaking a range of radiographic examinations, adapting radiographic technique where appropriate within and outside the imaging department; the ability to evaluate images critically to interpret the presence or absence of trauma or disease; working as an operator, practitioner or referrer as local protocols demand, in accordance with the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations; acting as a professional, collaborating with patients, clients and other healthcare practitioners to manage healthcare delivery; and keeping accurate and legible records.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Health and Social Care

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.

95%
high
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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
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
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
33%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
2%
Other elementary services occupations
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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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