This is a vocational programme with a large amount of clinical practice throughout the three years.
The aim of this programme is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes you will need to meet the challenges of being a competent and caring diagnostic radiographer working at the centre of modern medicine. You will develop knowledge of human anatomy and the way the body works, both in health and disease.
As well as becoming a competent radiographer, you will learn about the physical, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence the patient radiographer interaction. The primary objective of the programme is to provide the necessary understanding, knowledge, attributes and skills required to undertake appropriate diagnostic imaging examinations in a variety of clinical circumstances.
Programme in detail
You will study a range of modules from areas including anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiation science, as well as profession-specific modules. For your clinical training, you will be based at one of our training departments throughout the region. Clinical placements are arranged beyond the normal University teaching time and extend into vacation time. There are clinical placements in each year of the programme, and these placements increase in length from Year One through to Year Three, resulting in 52 weeks clinical placement attendance.
During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake a two-week elective in an imaging department of your choice.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
235 Year One undergraduates the School of Health Sciences in 2016
UK league tables
Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 10th in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017
National Student Survey
• 96% of our students said staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)
• of our students feel their communication skills have improved by studying their programme (National Student Survey 2016)
Why this subject?
Strengthen your career prospects through our practical and professionally focused programmes. You will benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across six undergraduate programmes of study in a dynamic research-led School. Our student satisfaction rates, which range from 91-100%, are testament to the School being a great place to start to your career.
Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. You will be taught by staff with a great deal of practical experience and academic knowledge, who foster an approach of continual professional development that will serve you well throughout your career.
Interact with leading healthcare organisations. You’ll be taught a curriculum that is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, such as Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Warrington & Halton NHS Trust, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust.
Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. You will gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region that has a particularly diverse population, helping you bring your learning to life and providing an invaluable insight to future roles.
Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Supported by the very latest in technological facilities, you’ll benefit from the shared learning the School’s six undergraduate programmes facilitate. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.
Build relationships with committed and enthusiastic teaching staff. Our friendly, supportive staff will enable you to reach your full career potential, both as a graduate and a lifelong learner with the School.