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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

Courses to be Offered as from October 2018

A list of courses to be offered by the Faculty as from October 2018, together with details on the application process and all the relevant information is available via the prospective students page.

Dates for interviews that will be held with applicants for limited number courses (in the event of over-subscription), as well as interviews to be held with applicants considered in terms of the ‘Adult Learner’ clause can be accessed here.

The page is constantly being updated. Applicants are advised to check the page regularly for further information.

Master of Science programme in Diabetes Care
The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery will be offering a new Master of Science programme in Diabetes Care.

This Master degree will provide a clinical specialist postgraduate opportunity for practicing medical, nursing and allied health professionals in an area where continued development of practice is needed. This programme of studies will take an interdisciplinary approach, bringing students and academics of the different professional groups within the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery together, allowing interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research.

For further details please follow this link.

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