Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

This course is full for September 2018.

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.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
B821 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

As well as meeting the entry requirements below, all applicants need to be able to demonstrate that they have researched diagnostic radiography as a career and are aware of the scope and diversity of the profession. Applicants are advised to spend a minimum of one day in a radiography department to help them in making an informed career choice.

Values - Students are expected to reflect the values as outlined by the University of Bradford and the NHS Constitution in both academic and practice settings.

These include working together, showing respect and maintaining dignity for service users, carers and colleagues, working inclusively so that everyone counts; showing commitment to your work and consistently offering a high quality of care.

These values also include being compassionate, demonstrating empathy and working to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

We are seeking students who can develop their communication skills, their competence in this field and show commitment to upholding these values during their education and into their future careers.

A levels - 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).

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM. Health or Science subject required.

Applicants on Access Programmes - 128 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science.

International Baccalaureate requirements - 128 UCAS tariff points to include 3 HL subjects to include 1 HL in Maths or a Science subject. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, Science and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of - GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalences are accepted in place of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements - As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, a second reference and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Evidence of recent relevant study in the last 5 years is required — please contact us for further information.

The occupational health screening - All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Students on health care programmes must be able to meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check - All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

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