Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

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. 

Single Honours
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3 years

UCAS code: B821

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Course Overview

You will learn to understand and manage the patient’s needs as well as delivering care in a safe and effective manner. You will also learn about the science and technology of diagnostic imaging and how this is used in this dynamic field of clinical practice.

You will get to learn in a variety of clinical settings including the University Hospital of North Midlands, which boasts one of the largest and busiest Imaging Departments in England.

What will this mean for my future?

Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. 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.

Indicative modules

Modules are arranged into six coherent strands that run across the three years:

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

Course structure

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort.  An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.

There are three types of module delivered as part of this programme. They are:

  • Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
  • Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
  • Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.

Modules Summary

The programme is studied full-time over three years and the teaching is delivered via individual modules relating to six themes across each year. Each year is arranged into two units called semesters (Autumn and Spring) which vary in length. In each academic year, blocks of time are spent in both the university and clinical settings - Table 1. (The structure of the academic year is available in the Student Handbook).

N.B. Practice experience equates to a minimum of 1,200 hours over the course of the programme. 

The course is structured around six themes which each have an academic and clinical component. Two relate to inter-professional learning (Collaborative Practice) to research (Professional Development); four relate to the key areas of Radiographic practice:

  • Radiographic Practice
  • Radiographic Science
  • The Human Body
  • Image Interpretation

Each of these themes are introduced, developed and enhanced via individual modules (worth 20 credits per module (please refer to Table 2) over the three-year programme, each year carries 120 credits. Adopting a spiral curriculum approach allows each theme to be revisited in subsequent years adding depth and breadth of knowledge. The curriculum also facilitates the progression from novice to advanced beginner to competent practitioner. Table 3 shows where the subject specific learning outcomes are introduced, developed and assessed.

 

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

BSc Programme

Module

Key to Abbreviation

Credit Value

Year 1

Introduction to the Human Body 1

HB1

20

Foundations of Radiographic Science

FRS

20

Image Interpretation 1

II1

20

Introduction to Radiographic Practice

IRP

20

Professional Development 1:

Principles of Measurement & Research

PD1

20

Collaborative Practice 1: Professionalism & Effective Communication

CP1

20

Total

120

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year 2

The Human Body 2

HB2

20

Exploring Radiation Protection

ERP

20

Image Interpretation 2

II2

20

Radiographic Practice 2

RP2

20

Professional Development 2:

Evidence Based Diagnostic Imaging

PD2

20

Collaborative Practice 2: Inter-professional Learning

CP2

20

Total

120

Modules - Year Three

Year 3 (Level 6)

Year 3

Human Body 3: Applying Knowledge

HB3

20

Advanced Imaging Modalities

AIM

20

Initial Image Commenting

IIC

20

Radiographic Practice3

RP3

20

Professional Development 3: Research Project

PD3

20

Collaborative Practice 3: Professionalism, Collaboration & Leadership

CP3

20

Total

120

 

For further information on the content of modules currently offered, including the list of elective modules, please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az