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University of Salford

Diagnostic Radiography

UCAS Code: B821

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

At least one science preferred (Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology,Physics, Psychology) at Grade B or above, however applicants without one of these subjects may be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3 at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Diploma must include specific level 3 credits in Biology and Physics, applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade B or 5 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.

120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system).At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis.

120 UCAS Tariff Points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DM

In combination with one BTEC National Certificate or one GCE A Level, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DDM

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

120 UCAS points required, points from A/B grades considered only. C grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Highers considered only. At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

120 UCAS points from A/B grades only. C grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/B grade Advanced Highers considered only. At least one science preferred (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

120
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Diagnostic imaging

Accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers, this course will equip you with the skills to be a highly professional radiographer. Radiography combines science, technology and patient care to provide a vital role in patient diagnosis and treatment. Radiographers use a range of different imaging techniques and sophisticated technology to produce high quality images to aid diagnosis for injury or disease as part of the multi-professional healthcare team. The career structure provides opportunities for radiographers to specialise into many areas including ultrasound, CT / MRI scanning, image reporting, teaching and management.

Modules

The first year of your studies will cover a range of topics, including modules such as Fundamentals of Imaging Practice, Introduction to Professional Collaborative Practice and an Introduction to Radiographic Practice. Moving into your second year will allow you to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of radiographic practices with modules such as Advanced Clinical Skills, Imaging of the Cardiovascular System and Cancer Imaging. Your third and final year is your opportunity to evaluate what you have learned during your course and to study more specialised modules within the field of radiography. More specialised modules include Trauma Imaging, Methods of Enquiry (final year research project) and Radiography Image Interpretation.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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%
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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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
D

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.

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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
70%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Health professionals
6%
Natural and social science professionals
2%
Leisure and travel services
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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