University of Bradford Diagnostic Radiography
University of Bradford Diagnostic Radiography, Overview
Diagnostic Radiography (or Medical Imaging) is the practice of using various forms of radiation to produce high-quality images which aid in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of injury or disease.
It is a technology-dependent discipline, which has patient care as its main concern.
Historically, radiographers primarily used X-rays. With advances in technology, radiography also embraces techniques such as computed tomography (CT scanning), ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine.
During your course you will have the opportunity to participate in all of these techniques, and you may then decide to specialise in one or more of them when you are qualified.
Students are expected to reflect the values as outlined by the University of Bradford and the NHS Constitution in both academic and practice settings.
These include working together, showing respect and maintaining dignity for service users, carers and colleagues, working inclusively so that everyone counts; showing commitment to your work and consistently offering a high quality of care.
These values also include being compassionate, demonstrating empathy and working to improve the health and wellbeing of others.
We are seeking students who can develop their communication skills, their competence in this field and show commitment to upholding these values during their education and into their future careers.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulatory body for allied health professionals. By the end of your studies you will meet the professional educational standards which confers eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. The course is also approved by the College of Radiographers, and during your course of study you will be student members of the Society and College of Radiographers.