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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Diagnostic Radiographers produce and interpret images of the human body. Diagnostic Imaging is central to health care and is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma and disease.

GCU's Diagnostic Imaging qualification is recognised worldwide and allows you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society and College of Radiographers.

Most of Scotland's Diagnostic Radiographers graduate from GCU, equipped with the knowledge, competencies and attributes needed to practice in the modern health and social care services. You will have access to a dedicated x-ray suite that simulates practice.

An elective placement at the end of Year 3 provides the opportunity to study abroad.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Your career

The NHS employs 90% of Diagnostic Radiographers. There are opportunities to gain employment within the acute sector, community sector, national screening programmes and private practice. Career opportunities allow for the development to advanced and consultant practitioner roles.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

to include 2 Sciences with one science at B Grade (Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics) but excluding General Studies plus GCSE Maths and English.

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Glasgow Caledonian University

  • University League Table

    88th

  • Campus address

    Glasgow Caledonian University, City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G4 0BA, Scotland

The campus is in the heart of Glasgow, an affordable, accessible and welcoming city – voted one of the top 10 best cities in the world (Time Out 2019).
GCU can help international students with their visa application, finding accommodation and with English language, helping them to settle in and feel at home.
Benefit from a wide range of generous scholarships to help ensure that courses are accessible.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 30 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 181
    163 78%

    4th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    21st

    1

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