Diagnostic Radiography (M.Sc.)
2 years ; 20 places
The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography is aimed at graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree that wish to pursue a career in diagnostic radiography. The course is an accelerated programme of study, delivered over two years and comprises 120 credits of taught components and a dissertation.
The course is designed to provide high quality academic education and practical training to enable graduates to practice safely and independently as diagnostic radiographers. The programme will equip diagnostic radiography graduates with the necessary technical and professional skills required to meet the demands of a constantly evolving profession.
This course is offered by the School of Medicine and is aimed at graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree that wish to pursue a career in diagnostic radiography. The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography course is designed to provide high quality academic education and practical training to enable graduates to practice safely and independently as diagnostic radiographers. The programme will equip diagnostic radiography graduates with the necessary technical and professional skills required to meet the demands of a constantly evolving profession.
The entry requirement for the course is at graduate level. Prospective students will be graduates with a science or healthcare related undergraduate degree. Graduates from other disciplines may also be considered.
Other applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances based on workplace experience. Applications for admission to the course will be made online. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.
The closing date for applications for entry to the course will be the end of May of the year of admission, however late applications will be considered in the event of places not being filled.
The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography is an accelerated programme of study, delivered over two years (September – September). Course attendance will comprise separate lectures blocks and clinical placement blocks. As this is an accelerated programme, students will break for 2 weeks at Christmas and for 3 weeks over the summer. Lecture blocks will be mainly covered during September to June with some clinical placement blocks. Students will spend the majority of the summer period in clinical placement, developing the required practical radiography skills.
The MSc in Diagnostic Radiography comprises of 13 core modules amounting to a total credit weighting of 120 ECTS:
Year 1 -
1. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Medical Imaging (5 ECTS)
2. Clinical Radiography (10ECTS)
3. Science for Medical Imaging (10ECTS)
4. Radiographic Technology and Digital Imaging (5 ECTS)
5. Image Interpretation (5 ECTS)
6. Patient Care Skills and Introduction to Human Sciences (5 ECTS)
7. Clinical Placement 1 (10 ECTS)
8. Clinical Placement 2 (10 ECTS)
Year 2 -
9. Specialised Radiographic Imaging (10ECTS)
10. Internship in a Specialised Imaging Modality (5 ECTS)
11. Leadership and Quality in Diagnostic Radiography (5 ECTS)
12. Research Dissertation (30 ECTS)
13. Clinical Placement 3(10 ECTS)
The modules are assessed primarily by written examination, OSCE examination, written assignment, clinical assessments and oral presentations. The final mark is based on a credit-weighted average of the mark awarded in each module.
A 50% pass mark is required for all elements in each of the modules. Each module and assessment element must be passed independently. The final mark for each module will be derived from the weighted structure of assessment marks within each individual module. A mark of 40% or greater will be accepted for one module within each year of the two year course provided sufficient marks are attained from the remaining modules within the same course year to compensate for this.
Students who have passed all taught modules and all assessment elements, have achieved a mark of at least 70% of the available marks in each module passed, and a mark of at least 70% in the dissertation, will be eligible for consideration for the award of MSc with Distinction. MSc with Distinction cannot be awarded if a candidate has failed any module or assessment element within a module during the period of study.
Module marks from year 1 are considered by the court of examiners at the end of year 1 for progression to year 2 and results will be passed on to the Academic Registry and inputted to SITS. Final results are determined at the final Court of Examiners’ meeting at the end of the 2nd academic year with the external examiner present. There will be opportunity for students to take supplemental examinations and reassessments, generally these will be held during the summer. The examinations, coursework and dissertation are subject to external review.
Number of Places20
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