New Radiography Courses for 2020

We are pleased to announce our new undergraduate courses in radiography - subject to validation with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).  The University College continues to expand its Allied Healthcare Professions (AHP) provision as part of its core focus as a specialist institution for the delivery of health care sciences.  In recent years the demand for both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography has been ever increasing and the NHS 10 year plan demonstrates a significant need for skilled professionals in these areas. 

We wish to work with the latest government initiative and supported by partners in the NHS through Foundation Trusts and Health Education England to support a new modern and future focused suite of undergraduate courses.  Our foundations in health sciences already allows it to provide state of the art multidisciplinary learning with physiotherapy, psychology, sport, exercise and health science and chiropractic (which remains central to our institution) on campus. 

Our Parkwood Campus, boasts the only wet lab facilities outside of a medical school in the United Kingdom and along with a chiropractic a clinic, provides patient clinics in radiography, MRI and ultrasound. In addition the University College is investing in state of the art 3D radiotherapy and oncology simulation with the Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Treatment (VERT) system and a ceiling mounted fully digital X-ray tube and observation area.  This investment will provide opportunities for enhanced teaching facilities which will benefit both radiography and chiropractic students alike in their radiographic training.   

We have a history of in depth understanding of imaging with the School of Medical Ultrasound having been in existence for more than 10 years providing masters level education in all areas of diagnostic ultrasound training for a variety of healthcare professionals including English premier league doctors and physiotherapists and supporting the national rugby teams of Wales and England. 

We are proud to be a small specialist institution working with our close partners across the NHS and have started with a blank paper approach looking at the course from the ground up, engaging with our partners to produce a curriculum that is fit for the current workplace and the future.  

For 2020 the University College is looking at artificial intelligence technology and its uses within radiography and its impact on future treatment and care. This is a very exciting time for students, alumni, researchers and patients.

Find out more at the links below:

School of Medical Ultrasound

Take our World Radiography Day 2019 quiz over at our library website: Libguides

Read more about how we have been transforming lives through special imaging in our: World Radiography Day 2018 post.

New subject area: Medical Imaging and Radiology

New course for 2020 entry: BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging)

New course for 2020 entry: BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology)


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