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Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You're interested in the workings of the human body and want to use interesting medical imaging equipment to help others. Immerse yourself in real-world challenges with this degree.From anatomy and radiologic technologies to applied human sciences, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to succeed as a confident and qualified Radiographer.**Course overview**You’ll gain a firm grounding in anatomy and the applied science relevant to medical imaging. Our digital imaging labs provide you with initial hands-on experience in a safe, modern digital imaging environment.You’ll spend around 50% of your time in placements covering a range of clinical imaging techniques such as projectional radiography, computerised tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging with some clinical time in additional areas such as radionuclide imaging, ultrasound and mammography.You’ll have the opportunity to focus on a specific imaging modality to attain competencies and additional experience in year 3. Industry-active tutors will teach you modern knowledge and insight. The department has links with leading specialist centres such as The Christie Hospital, one of Europe’s leading cancer centres.**On this course you will...**- Work with cutting edge clinical imaging technology from the moment you start your first placement.- Develop your skills in our state-of-the-art skills labs using 'live' X-ray equipment.- Be taught in small groups allowing for a supportive learning experience.- Balance your academic study with clinical placements in a front line NHS Radiology Department.- Gain experience in a wide range of imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, plain film radiography and Radionuclide Imaging.**What you will learn**This programme will develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the changing and expanding field of medical diagnostic imaging. You will learn in both academic and clinical settings, demonstrating levels of achievement whilst being supported within those environments.Our goal is to enable you to graduate ‘first post ready’ with a realistic and professional attitude to the current working environment. We aim for you to graduate as a resilient, proficient communicator whose values are centred around effective and compassionate patient care.Our lecturers will encourage you to continue learning throughout your professional life (CPD) assuring you are a competent, informed member of the healthcare team, who engages in safe and effective practice.**Year one**- Physics in Medicine- Clinical Radiation Protection- Radiologic Technologies 1- Working as a Professional- Applied Clinical Studies- Projection Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy 1- Qualificatory Practice Unit 1**Year two**- Human Science- Anatomy & Imaging 1- Anatomy & Imaging 2- Radiological Technologies 2- Applied Clinical Studies 2- Radiographic Imaging & Skeletal Anatomy- Qualificatory Practice Unit 2**Year three**- Dissertation- Professional Practice in Context- Focussed Radiological Practice 1 (theory)- Focussed Radiological Practice 2 (work based)- Core Radiography Module- Qualificatory Practice Unit 3

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per 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 : BBB - ABB

Maximum of 3 A Levels to include 40 points in Science/Psychology.


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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 42 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 181
    132 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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