University of the West of England

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Diagnostic Imaging with Foundation Year(BSc)

University of the West of England

Faculty:Allied Health Professions
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Ultrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers)


Most hospital patients will not receive treatment without some form of diagnostic assessment. Computer or digital radiography equipment uses plain imaging to assess the chest and skeleton. Specialist modalities such as ultrasound, computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine help diagnose surgical, medical or vascular conditions, and complex injuries. To produce and interpret these diagnostic images, radiographers need specialist knowledge in radiation science, technology, anatomy, physiology and pathology.

This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and you can register with these on graduation. You will study the science that underpins effective diagnosis and develop strong inter-professional and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to operate highly specialised equipment. You will learn in state-of-the-art technological facilities where you can observe and practice diagnostic procedures. This learning is also applied in a range of healthcare environments through a series of clinical work placements.


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    Tariff points: 300.

    For information on GCSE and A-Level Requirements, please visit the program website.
    Application Notes : The application process usually starts the September prior to the year of entry. Visit the website for the latest key dates within the undergraduate application cycle.

    Applicants need to submit a personal statement. Schools and Colleges will work with students to ensure their personal statement is completed correctly and to offer advice along the way.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 07, 2016