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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Radiography
 
COURSE CODE UBSCHRDTFT

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LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

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COORDINATOR

B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

4 Years

Full-time

240

Paul Bezzina

COURSE OVERVIEW
The course equips the students with the knowledge and skills needed by radiographers to work in the health sector in two branches of radiography: diagnostic and therapy.

Graduates would be able to meet current and future needs of the workforce within hospitals and industry to support the development, introduction and implementation and evaluation of new technology, practice and advanced techniques in these fields.

The Course aims to produce graduate radiographers who:
• recognise the importance of knowledge and understanding to their current and future professional practice
• develop the skills necessary to perform their roles
• integrate their learning effectively
• develop their knowledge and understanding within an evidence based framework
• recognise and exploit relationships between learning developed in university and practice based environments
• transfer knowledge and understanding to situations encountered in practice.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES The learning outcomes for this programme aim to aid the development of students to become competent, reflective and inquiring radiographers able to:
• view the delivery of radiography in an holistic manner, working in partnership with the service user
• adopt a problem solving approach to service users’ needs
• use the theoretical frameworks of radiography to guide and inform their work
• analyse, select, adapt and use techniques and practices in order to diagnose and treat patients
• understand the principles of evaluation and research to ensure best practice
• adapt and respond to current and future patterns of service delivery
• continue self development throughout their professional life.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Today's radiographer has a greatly expanded role and takes on many duties. Radiographers could be making decisions such as which examination to perform or advising on procedures - all areas of healthcare where a real difference to both patients and practitioners can be made.

Being in possession of a dual qualification with equal competencies and skills in the two branches, radiographers would be able to increase their employability and be able to provide high quality practice while creating better opportunities for career development.

Once registered, radiographers could work in the public or private sector, go into research or become a lecturer and train others in the profession. They could also choose to work abroad or undertake additional training to specialise in an area of radiography.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR Applicants must be able to cope with the physical and psychological demands of the profession. The radiographer deals with patients and is therefore required to have a caring attitude towards them, as well as the necessary knowledge. As a radiographer one needs to be able to work as part of a team and to relate well with the patients and those in authority. Radiographers must get on well with patients of all ages and backgrounds so a caring and supportive attitude is important. One should also be calm, methodical, accurate and attentive to detail.

Besides clinical practice in Malta, students are strongly encouraged to participate in an exchange programme such as ERASMUS+ to spend a period of clinical practice in radiography in an approved hospital abroad.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

A pass at Advanced Level in Biology.

Applicants shall be required to be aged not less than 18 years within three months from the date on which the Course commences.

The number of students shall be limited to 12 students.

Applicants who are fully qualified by 31 August 2017 will be considered first and will be placed in rank order. If, after this initial ranking, vacant places are still available, and if applicants would have obtained the necessary qualifications by 30 September 2017, they shall be considered for selection to take up any remaining places. The selection criteria can be found here.

Whilst filling in the online application, applicants must have their Police Certificate of Conduct in hand as they are required to include certain details from the Police Certificate of Conduct in the application form.

On acceptance, applicants are required to submit a recent Police Certificate of Conduct (not more than 6 months old) to the respective Departmental Secretary at the Faculty of Health Sciences (Block A, Level 1, Mater Dei Hospital). It is advisable that this mandatory document is submitted by hand. Further instructions will be communicated to accepted applicants at a further stage.

Prior to registering for the Course, eligible applicants are also required to undergo a medical fitness test as directed by the Board so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 21 July 2017
 
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