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University of Bradford

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

128 to include 3 A levels. At least one of the A levels should be in a Science, Mathematics or a Technology related subject. If a Science A level is taken a Pass in the Science Practical is also required, plus GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

128 UCAS tariff points. Applicants must be studying an Access to HE Diploma in Health Professions or Science, plus GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 6,6,5 to include English Language at HL3 or SL4

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

DDM

DDM in a relevant Health or Science related BTEC, plus GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

128 UCAS tariff points to include 3 Advanced Highers, at least one of which must be Science, Mathematics or a Technology related subject, plus GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points to include 3 full A Levels, with at least one in Science, Maths or a Technology-related subject (Sociology and Psychology are not considered Sciences), plus GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic Radiography (or Medical Imaging) is the practice of using various forms of radiation to produce high-quality images which aid in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of injury or disease.

It is a technology-dependent discipline, which has patient care as its main concern. Historically, radiographers primarily used X-rays. With advances in technology, radiography also embraces techniques such as computed tomography (CT scanning), ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine.

During your course you will have the opportunity to participate in all of these techniques, and you may then decide to specialise in one or more of them when you are qualified.

**Professional accreditation**
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulatory body for allied health professionals.

By the end of your studies you will meet the professional educational standards which confers eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. The course is also approved by the College of Radiographers, and during your course of study you will be student members of the Society and College of Radiographers.

**Rankings**
We are ranked 10th in the UK for Medical Technology in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Modules

Year 1:
Introduction to Abdominal Imaging (C)
Principles of Professional Practice (C)
Radiography of the Appendicular Skeleton and Chest (C)
Radiography of the Axial Skeleton (C)
Safe and Professional Radiographic Practice (C)

Year 2:
Evidencing Professional Practice (C)
Imaging Modalities in Practice (C)
Imaging using Contrast Agents (C)
Practising Radiography in a Diverse Society (C)
Principles of Image Interpretation and Reporting (C)

Year 3:
Advancing Professional Practice (C)
Clinical Supervision and Leadership (C)
Imaging in Context (C)
Justification, Optimisation and Interpretation in Medical Imaging (C)
Medical Imaging option (C)

Assessment methods

Each year there are:
- 18 weeks of academic study, which will include lectures, tutorials,
practical sessions, on-line study, on-line collaboration and private
study.
- 18 weeks of clinical placement education. This occurs within hospitals and other health care environments. There are clinical placements in each semester of the programme and an extended consolidation and assessment placement at the end of each academic year.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery

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.

77%
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

95%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
3%
Therapy professionals
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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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