Diagnostic Radiography (medical imaging) is one of the most high-tech parts of modern healthcare and nearly every patient has some form of medical imaging to help diagnose their condition or to monitor their treatment or disease.
This means that the demand for medical imaging like X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound and scans using radioactive tracers is rising fast, and imaging technology is developing at an incredible speed.
Alongside the care skills required, diagnostic radiography is a science and technology-based discipline. Over the two years of this accelerated degree programme, you'll learn about the human body and medical imaging science, techniques and technology alongside the patient care skills needed to deliver high quality compassionate care.
You'll be trained to use cutting-edge technology to produce and process images of internal body structures like the bones, blood vessels and organs, or provide real time imaging to guide lifesaving surgery like the removal of a blood clot causing a stroke.
And then you'll put everything you've learned into practice in clinical placements, training alongside and supported by healthcare professionals and specialists as a valued member of their team.
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)2.
Final validation pending
We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.