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BSc (Honours)

Diagnostic Radiography

Become a valued member of the health care profession, able to deliver high quality patient-centred care.

This course is no longer accepting Home/EU applications for 2018 entry. Please continue to apply if you would like to be considered for 2019 entry.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £14,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? B821
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Learn the technique of imaging of the musculoskeletal and soft tissue systems of the body.
  • Integrate theory and practice through intellectual enquiry and reflective practice.
  • Enter the profession able to use and contribute to the research and evidence base for radiographic practice.
  • Study a course that scored 95% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

Diagnostic radiographers use the latest imaging technologies and techniques to produce images of the human body to diagnose diseases. This course meets the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training and ensures you qualify for their Standards of Proficiency for Radiography.


How you learn

Diagnostic radiographers are an integral part of a multi-professional team, so you study part of the course alongside students from other health disciplines such as nurses, paramedics, social workers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. This allows you to develop team-working skills and understand the contribution of different professionals to patient care.

You learn through

  • seminars
  • lectures
  • group work
  • simulation in imaging, ward and theatre suites
  • image interpretation activities
  • practical activities
  • guest speakers

Course leaders and tutors

James Harcus
James Harcus
Senior Lecturer In Diagnostic Radiography

James Harcus is a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Applied learning

Work placements

Each year has a work-based learning module. Before starting your placement, you complete all preclinical mandatory training and utilise the simulated imaging suite to prepare for interacting with patients. You're provided with the opportunity and assistance to reflect upon placement experience throughout the course.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • diagnostic radiography

Accreditation

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them and also apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a diagnostic radiographer in the UK.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a fully equipped digital X-ray suite

Entry requirements

UK students

You must have some experience of delivering care in a professional or voluntary capacity and a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution.

You must be 18 years old before beginning the course. This is a requirement under the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 to be able to operate x-ray equipment.

Normally five GCSE passes at grade C or grade 4 or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent*, plus one of the following

• 128 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 40 points from either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) or BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Health Science or Health Studies. Health and Social Care is not accepted as a relevant subject but can count towards the points. We do not accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 30 credits should be graded at distinction level. 18 of the level 3 distinction credits must be from science units.

• FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme from year 2 onwards.

• graduate applicants need a 2.2 in a relevant science degree with honours or a 2.2 in any degree with honours plus an A level in a science subject with a minimum of 100 UCAS tariff points.

GCSE maths and English equivalent

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

*GCSE Science equivalents

The GCSE equivalents we accept are

• science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification

• science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)

• Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

IELTS

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.

Care experience

Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.

Clinical experience

Clinical experience of the role or a Diagnostic Radiographer is essential to the application process. All candidates must complete either a short period of work experience (minimum one day) in a diagnostic imaging department or attend a Sheffield Hallam University recognised clinical open day in a diagnostic imaging department. It is the candidates responsibility to arrange and organise this experience; the university is not able to organise something for you. We also provide guidance on getting clinical experience and information on what our clinical partners currently offer with regards to work experience and clinical open days here. We also recommend you get as much general care experience as you can to help support your application. While on your visit you should complete our student work sheet to ensure you learn essential information about working as a radiographer.

You must be able to demonstrate the following qualities

• good communication skills

• a caring personality

• awareness of the needs of others

• ability to function as part of a team

• initiative, reliability, honesty and responsibility

• good spatial awareness

The selection event

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.

View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

Course enrolment requirements

Before enrolling you must fully declare during the admissions process any

• unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

• involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments

• involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations

In addition

• you must attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course

• you must undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course.

• where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the professional issues team within five working days of receipt of the certificate.

• your full enrolment on your course will not be confirmed until the professional issues team have confirmed that your DBS Enhanced Disclosure indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable people.

• You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.

• You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health. This will be provided by the University free of charge

If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements - from when you apply to the end of your course - you must tell the professional issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637.

Disability support

If you are a disabled person or have a long term health condition, you are advised to read the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) booklet: A disabled persons guide to becoming a health professional.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the HCPC standards of proficiency and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement. You can contact our disability co-ordinator for allied health professions on 0114 225 2588 or you can contact our university disabled student support team on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) to discuss any queries you may have.

The Disability Disclosure booklet also provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage. This is so you can be assessed for the support you may require to succeed on the course.

Open day

As diagnostic radiography can involve strenuous physical, psychological and emotionally taxing work, we recommend that you come along to a University open day to learn more about the general expectations of the course.

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme from year 2 onwards.

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme from year 2 onwards.

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme from year 2 onwards.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Application Of Imaging 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Clinical Practice 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Imaging Science 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Musculoskeletal Imaging 1 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Preparation For Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Application Of Imaging 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Clinical Practice 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Evidence Based Radiographic Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Imaging Science 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Musculoskeletal Imaging 2 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Application Of Imaging 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Clinical Practice 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Preparation For Employment Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research In Radiography Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Diagnostic radiography courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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