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Welcome to the Department of Radiography

Radiography goes far beyond X-rays and it has various branches with the two main ones being: diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. Diagnostic imaging encompasses a wide range of modalities, such as, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and, of course X-rays. Radiotherapy also known as radiation treatment is the controlled use of high energy X-rays to treat many different types of cancer.

Radiography is constantly changing with technological developments taking place both in diagnostic imaging and treatment modes. The radiographer needs to have a high level of theoretical knowledge and clinical ability. Radiographers require an understanding of the science behind the techniques as well as a great deal of anatomy, physiology, diseases processes and patient care.

The undergraduate course equips the students with the knowledge and skills needed by radiographers to work in the health sector. Graduates would be able to meet current and future needs of the workforce within hospitals and industry to support the development, introduction, implementation and evaluation of new technology, practice and advanced techniques in these fields.

The B.Sc. (Hons) Radiography offered by our University is a four-year course, with years one, two and three being mainly academic, whilst the fourth year is solely dedicated to supervised clinical practice in both medical imaging and radiotherapy. During this year students may undertake a period of clinical experience in an approved centre abroad. 

On completion of the course, the graduate will have the skills necessary to image and treat conditions. Moreover successful completion of the course allows the candidate to be eligible for registration with the Council for the Professions Complimentary to Medicine.

The Department of Radiography also offers a number of courses at Post Graduate and M.Sc. Level. These include separate routes in Computerised Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Vascular Ultrasound. Other routes are being developed in the future.

In 2011 the first Ph.D. student registered with the Department.

 

Dr Paul Bezzina
Head

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CPD Study-Unit - MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health

During Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/8, the Department of Mental Health shall be offering the study-unit MNH4001 Child and Adolescent Mental Health to registered professionals in possession of a first degree, currently working with children or adolescents.

Applications shall be received between the 27th November and the 1st December 2017.



 
 

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