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University of Cumbria

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

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

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

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

56%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

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.

**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.

- 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 work place, 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 that you are treat as an individual, 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

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.

Modules

Proposed under re-validation; Level 4 Introduction to Maths, Physics and Computing Radiobiology Clinical Radiation Protection Radiological Technologies I Working as a Professional Applied Clinical Studies I Projection of Radiographic Imaging and Skeletal Anatomy I Level 5 Human Science Anatomy for Imaging Broader Factors Impacting on Effective Practice Radiological Technologies I Applied Clinical Studies II Projection of Radiographic Imaging and Skeletal Anatomy II Level 6 Dissertation Professional Practice in Context Focussed Radiological Practice I Focussed Radiological Practice II Evaluating and Interpreting Medical Images

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
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

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.

93%
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

94%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health 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.

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

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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