A Diagnostic Radiographer is defined as a professional from the Allied Health Science Group trained in the use of X-rays and other sophisicated diagnostic imaging systems, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerised tomography (CT), mammography, radionuclide imaging, angiography and digital radiography for the purpose of producing diognastic quality medical images to enable the Radiologist (a specialist doctor in Radiology) to diagnose diseases and abnormalities of the human body. The art and science of Diognostic Radiography requires the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the following specific areas ; anatomy and physiology; medical ethics; medical terminology; pathology; patient management; behavorial science; accurate patient positioning; the principal of X-ray exposures; quality assurance of medical imaging instruments; general physics; radiation physics and radiation protection; radiobiology; pattern recognition of normal and abnormal medical images; and photchemistry.
The Diagnostic Radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare community. Good teamwork with the other healthcare providers expedite medical treatment of patients, and thus fasten their recovery towards good health. The students will spend 3 years full time studying with clinical practice at several government and private hospitals. The training programme is committed to graduating students wit a holistic experience in the art and science of medical imaging. It is designed to produced graduates who are technicall proficient and knowledgeable practioners, who take pride in providing exemplary patient care.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- PEO 1
To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative in delivering good health care services to the community.
- PEO 2
To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in health care industry.
- PEO 3
To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
- PEO 4
To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
- PEO 5
To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Majors in radiography will be able to:
- PLO 1
Apply correctly knowledge of science radiographic and applied radiographic procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
- PLO 2
Practice appropriate medical diagnostic imaging skills to produce good quality radiographic image.
- PLO 3
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards resolving related problems.
- PLO 4
Show continual desire to give full commitment to uphold the professional radiographic ethics services to the community.
- PLO 5
Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team skills.
- PLO 6
Design solution for broadly designed radiographic problems and demonstrate evidence-based practice skills in providing radiographic services.
- PLO 7
Recognize the need for, and have ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
- PLO 8
Conceptualize management skills, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.