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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Diagnostic Radiography

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS points through clearing
What is the UCAS code? B821
When do I start? September 2021

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Course summary

  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to image the musculoskeletal and soft tissue systems of the body.
  • Enter the profession ready to use and contribute to research and evidence.
  • Study a course accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers (ScoR) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Diagnostic radiographers use the latest imaging technologies and techniques to produce images of the body to diagnose diseases. On this course, you’ll work and collaborate with a range of healthcare professionals, and gain the skills and registration you need to enter this rewarding area of healthcare. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to register as a diagnostic radiographer with the HCPC.

We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week. 


Student View

Watch former student Mudasser Panchbhaya talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Elizabeth Shute talk about this course.

Diagnostic radiographers are an integral part of a multiprofessional team.

On this course, you'll find out about the teamwork and understanding required to provide excellent care throughout the patient journey.

You’ll learn from other students and practitioners across a range of healthcare professions. These include therapeutic radiographers, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, social workers, operation department practitioners and occupational therapists. 

This distinctive curriculum enhances your employability skills, helping to challenge and develop you in becoming a vital allied health professional in an ever changing workplace.

You'll study academic modules, while gaining placement experience in range of practice settings.

You learn through

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

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Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. 

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • diagnostic radiography

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  •  NHS trusts and private hospitals across the country and abroad

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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a fully equipped digital X-ray suite

Entry requirements

All students

128 UCAS points from A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include 40 points from either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Health Science or Health Studies.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Offers are subject to enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health assessment and required immunisations prior to enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radiographic Practice 1 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radiographic Practice 2 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Imaging Modalities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radiographic Practice 3 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Professional Leadership Credits: 20
Module: Radiographic Practice 4 Credits: 40
Module: The Advancing Professional Credits: 40
Module: Working With Complexity In Practice Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 are £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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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, 189.6KB)

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Watch course leader Liz Shute talk about the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography course at Sheffield Hallam University.
 

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