Canterbury Christ Church University - BSc Diagnostic Radiography

Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc Diagnostic Radiography

Radiographers maintain a crucial role in frontline healthcare where rapid injury or disease diagnosis puts the patient at the heart of care.

Radiography reflects the modern 24/7 nature of health and we give you the best possible clinical education to support this.

The role of a diagnostic radiographer involves interacting with patients and making them feel relaxed and involved with their health decisions, while conducting complex technical clinical procedures. Our course ensures you become a proactive, competent, confident and responsible practitioner with the vital skills needed to enter this exciting and rewarding career.

We have developed modules in preliminary clinical evaluation in each year, key to underpin advanced practice on qualification. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register as a diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BBC at A2 level or equivalent.

GCSE English language, mathematics and science, at grade C or above, or equivalent. Science at A2 Level or equivalent is advantageous, but not essential. Access applicants must hold both GCSE English language, science and mathematics at grade C or above at the point of application.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Applicants are strongly advised to complete a clinical visit and return a clinical visit feedback form.

Applicants need to demonstrate a basic understanding of diagnostic radiography and show that it is a well-considered career choice for them. Suitable applicants are invited into the University for an information session and interview. All candidates should visit a diagnostic imaging department for one day prior to interview.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, subject to satisfactory health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of our BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree, you will be eligible to apply for registration with Health and Care Professions Council as a diagnostic radiographer. You will have gained qualifications that meet the Governments criteria for “fitness to practice” along with a unique set of transferable skills enabling you to work in a rewarding and progressive career both within the UK and abroad. The range of NHS and private healthcare partners we work closely with to enhance your experience boosts your employment prospects.

After qualifying, there are a number different options for taking your passion for diagnostic radiography forward, for example, our postgraduate radiography course provides a number of pathways, including Clinical Reporting, ultrasound imaging, MRI, CT and nuclear medicine for qualified practitioners from a range of backgrounds to enhance their skills. Later you may choose to develop your career in leadership and management, in research, teaching or industry or as a practitioner in a private setting.

Canterbury Christ Church was the first institution to offer postgraduate opportunities in clinical reporting for radiographers and has developed a national and international reputation for research in this area.

Course Details

Our course is designed to reflect the rapidly evolving dimensions of the health and social care sector and the needs of the individual, as well as being rich in diagnostic radiography content.

You'll explore areas including:

  • human anatomy, pathology and physiology
  • image evaluation and interpretation
  • radiographic science and radiation protection
  • radiographic practice and image interpretation patient care
  • evidence-based practice.

An integral part of the course is the development of sound skills in evidence-based practice and research that encourage and enable you to evaluate and improve professional practice for the benefit of service users.

Our Preliminary Clinical Evaluation modules provide a strong foundation to support postgraduate reporting education.

You'll gain clinical and academic knowledge delivered within the University’s dedicated clinical simulation suites, which include a radiographic imaging suite, operating theatre and wards. You'll also gain clinical and academic experience in radiology departments in Kent and East Sussex. These practical placements are pivotal to the course, and approximately 50% of learning occurs within the clinical setting. During the course, you'll be required to travel to a minimum of three different placement so that you gain a diverse range experience and skills.

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