Radiographers work as specialists within healthcare teams in hospitals. Using their knowledge of healthcare technology and their caring skills, they either aid with the diagnosis of patients’ problems or treat patients with cancer. There are two distinct courses – BSc Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) and BSc Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology). On successful completion of your course, you will be professionally recognised by the College of Radiographers and the Health Professions Council enabling you to practise in the National Health Service.
The courses provide students with all the core subjects required to meet the Health Professions Council Proficiency standards, the College of Radiographers Curriculum framework and the QAA benchmark statements. Subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology, radiographic technique, physics, and equipment and service provision are all included in the different modules of the courses.
The professional relevance of the courses is enhanced by the Department’s close links with radiography departments in hospitals, the radiography profession and industry. Founded from the merger of five of London’s top radiography schools in 1991, the Department brings together each school’s academic excellence and wide teaching experience. You will have the opportunity to study radiography in probably the best-equipped department in the country. Your practical work in the Department’s newly refurbished laboratories will enhance your experience in clinical placements in hospital radiography departments.
There are two distinct course – diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. You choose which course to follow prior to applying for a place. The Department can provide information to help you make this decision.
The courses provide the physical, technological, biological and social knowledge required to work within a healthcare team and gain the professional skills to practise as a radiographer. These studies are complemented by relevant placements in a range of clinical settings.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching on the courses takes the form of lectures, seminars and tutorials, laboratory work and group projects. Each year you will gain experience in a hospital as well as spending time in the University on academic studies. The courses are assessed using a variety of methods, such as objective structured clinical assessments, multiple choice questions, short answer written examinations, written coursework, portfolio and viva, literature review and clinical assessments.