Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Subject Area: Health and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Course Overview

The Radiography course is new to Keele and has been established to help meet the high demands for Radiographers locally and nationally. Our new radiography students will join the Keele family on campus and will undertake clinical placement in the local hospitals in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Crewe.

To become a radiographer you will need to develop skills in patient care and communication as well as understanding the science and technology of image production to enable effective diagnosis for the patient. Core subjects will include anatomy and physiology, science and instrumentation of imaging, image interpretation and patient management. When qualified you will have opportunities to extend your scope of practice and advance your career in a profession that has embraced the 4 tiers of professional practice.

As a radiography graduate from Keele you will have the skills and knowledge that you will need not only to set out on your chosen career, but also the foundations to build on this through continuous professional development to reach your career aspirations in this exciting and dynamic field of practice.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Single Honours

Indicative Modules

This proposed BSc (Hons) programme consists of 18 discrete, but interdependent modules. Six modules are common across all the participating professional pathways.

Modules on the Diagnostic Radiography pathway are arranged into six coherent strand that run across the three years of the pathway:

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • Radiographic Science
  • Image Interpretation
  • Radiographic Practice.
  • Professional Development
  • Collaborative practice

Skills and Careers

Diagnostics play a vital role in every patient's’ care pathway and for 90% of all patients this will involve some form of diagnostic imaging performed by radiographers. Studying to become a diagnostic radiographer will involve learning to understand and manage the patient's needs as well learning how ensure their care is delivered in a safe and effective manner. You will also learn about the science and technology of imaging diagnostics and how this used in this dynamic field of clinical practice.

By studying Radiography at Keele you will benefit from integrating with other healthcare students within the faculty, promoting the importance of working in a multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of clinical settings which will include the University Hospital of North Midlands which boasts one of largest and busiest Imaging Departments in England.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) : B821 View Unistats for this course
Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) with Foundation Year: B822 View Unistats for this course

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Study abroad

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