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University of Portsmouth

Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging

UCAS Code: BB81

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

Entry requirements


112 Tariff points from 3 A levels, including a Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at grade C. A levels in Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered.

112 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science) /122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Health-based), with no more than 6 level 3 credits at Pass in science subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 54, to include a Principal Subject in Science (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at M3. Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

29 points from the IB Diploma, with either 754 or 655 at Higher Level, to include 5 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics). Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

To include a Higher Level Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) at H3. Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DMM

Must be in a Science subject.

112 Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including a Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)at grade D. Advanced Highers in Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered.

UCAS Tariff

112

112 points from 3 A levels, or equivalent, including 32 points from a Science subject (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics). A levels in Applied Science, PE, Psychology and Sports Science are considered. BTEC Extended Diploma in a Science based subject and Science based Access to Higher Education awards are also welcomed. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks before starting the course.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology

**Overview**
Do you have the ambition to become an essential member of a healthcare team, diagnosing and treating people's illnesses?

Diagnostic Radiographers examine patients using a variety of imaging techniques, from conventional radiography, CT scanning and fluoroscopy to more specialised modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance and radionuclide imaging.

On this BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging degree course, you’ll learn how to use specialist medical imaging and radiography equipment effectively. After the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Diagnostic Radiographer. 

**What you'll experience**
On this degree course, you’ll:
- Investigate areas such as radiation science, human anatomy, modern technology and effective communication

- Learn how to evaluate images from the technology you use to identify illnesses and treatment options

- Work in an environment that prepares you for your career, working alongside other clinical departments and experienced Radiographers

- Use our simulation facilities including the digital X-ray suite

- Attend clinical placement sites, where you'll engage with and examine patients under the supervision of experts

**Careers and opportunities**
When you complete this course, you’ll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

**What can you do with a Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging degree?**
The majority of previous students have quickly secured roles as Diagnostic Radiographers. With experience, your skills will also open doors into advanced practice in areas such as:
- specialist imaging

- research

- teaching

- health management

- postgraduate study

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1 core modules in this year include: Foundation of Evidence Based Practice, Foundations of Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice, Radiation Physics, Science Informing Practice.
Year 2 core modules in this year include: Applied Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice, Engaging with Service Improvement, Evidence Based Decision Making, Human Biological Systems, Imaging Science & Clinical Governance.
Year 3 core modules in this year include: Enhancing Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice, Image Interpretation, Medical Imaging Modalities, Project.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through: examinations, coursework, clinical practice.
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Tuition fees

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

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 Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

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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.

72%
low
Diagnostic imaging
72%
low
Radiology

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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
32%
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
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
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.

Radiology

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
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?

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.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£34k

£34k

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.

Radiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£34k

£34k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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