Why Radiographic Technologist:
• Prepares students to acquire the skills and knowledge of imaging techniques such usual X-rays, MRI, Computed Tomography, DEXA examination, fluoroscopy, mammography, panoramic radiography, ultrasound, etc.
• Uses technologically advanced equipment to produce images of anatomical structures for evaluation by radiologists (physicians)
• Familiarizes the students with radiation technology, medical terminology, diagnostic imaging techniques and management of radiological laboratory
• Trains students to operate sophisticated equipment and to provide psychological support to patients who are dealing with the stress of their illness, as well as to prepare patients for diagnostic examinations.
• This qualification gives leaner s a unique opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills of physics, microbiology, anatomy, psychology, medicine and health care in daily work.
• On completion of their studies students will have the opportunity to be employed in radiology departments of public and private hospitals and clinics, in diagnostic centres, dental clinics, as well as in research and academic institutions.
• The graduates of Bachelor degree are entitled of professional recognition by applying for registration with the Cyprus Council of Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapy Technologists.
Duration:Three (3) years for obtaining the Higher National Diploma.
Location: Intercollege Larnaca
The programme prepares learners to perform radiographic procedures on patients using technologically advanced equipment to produce images of anatomical structures for evaluation by radiologists (physicians). Through this qualification the learners will become familiar with radiation technology, medical terminology, diagnostic imaging techniques, management of radiological laboratory. The programme will train learners to operate sophisticated equipment and to provide psychological support for patients who are dealing with the stress of their illness, as well as to prepare patients for diagnostic examinations. This qualification gives learners a unique opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills of physics, chemistry, anatomy, psychology, medicine and health care in daily work.
This qualification aims in:
- Equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the radiological medical sector.
- Enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in radiology or other related areas.
- Providing specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or intend to seek employment in the field of radiography, radiology or other related fields.
- Developing learners’ ability in radiography through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.
- Developing a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution to employment.
- Providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a scientific and medical context.
- Providing direct contact with staff working in the medical field which will help them understand the patient/medical staff relationship.
On completion of this programme of study, the students
- Understand and apply theories related to physical and biological concepts involved in a series of diagnostic imaging technologies and radiation protection.
- Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease
- Undertake a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice covering classic X-ray examinations, panoramic/ chephalometric exams, mammography, DEXA, computed tomography, MRI, ultrasound (observation only), fluoroscopy, X-ray portable in public and private radiology diagnostic centres.
- Have knowledge of the behavioural and sociological sciences that influence communication and respect for clients, patients, their carriers and other professionals within the health care team
- Understand the role of imaging and imaging procedures in the diagnosis and management of disease
- Manipulate equipment appropriately and undertake quality control/assurance to identify problems
- Have knowledge of contemporary practice, legislative and ethical framework of a diagnostic radiographer professional
- Understand the role of dosimetry and apply the radiation protection regulations
- Produce high quality images using X-rays equipment, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, DEXA examination
- Evaluate the diagnostic and technical quality of images
- Recognize normal and abnormal anatomical appearances
- Prepare, position patients for examination accurately and safely
- Apply appropriate first aid procedures when necessary and apply the principles of infection control to working practice
- Recognize and understand medical problems involving use of contrast media examinations
- Be able to recognize a variety of pathologies that can be diagnosed using imaging techniques.
- Be able to conduct under supervision a research project involving ethical considerations and data protection
- Dosimetry services, medical malpractice insurance, clinical practice and other laboratory expenses are covered by the annual fees.
- The students graduating this Higher Diploma in Radiographic Technology are entitled to transfer to the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging of University of Hertfordshire, UK, a franchised program offered at Intercollege Larnaca completing their studies to a Bachelor Degree, meaning that they are eligible to apply for professional registration to the Registry of Radiographic Technologists and Radio-therapists, Ministry of Health, Cyprus.
SCI-101 Principles of Physics
RAD-102 Chemistry and Contrast Media
HRS -101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
PSY-100 Psychology for Health and Social Care
RAD-103 Principles of Radiation Physics
HRS-102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
RAD-104 Radiobiology and Microbiology
RAD-201 Mechanisms and Quality Assurance of Radiological Equipment
RAD-202 Dosimetry and Radiation Technology
SCI-250 Radiological Positioning Techniques I
SCI-240 Health Safety and Infection Control
RAD-203 Radiation Safety and Dose to patients and Staff in Radiology
SCI-301 Nursing Care Procedures
SCI-251 Radiological Positioning Techniques II
SCI-291/A Work – Based Experience
RAD-204 Principles of Ultrasound in Imaging
SCI-220 Orthopedic Radiology
RAD-302 Dental and Pediatric Radiology
RAD-303 Gastrointestinal Radiology
RAD – 304 Biostatistics and Risks of Cancer due to Radiation
RAD-305 Nuclear Medicine
RAD – 307 Interventional Radiology
RAD-308 Principles of Radiation Therapy
RAD – 309 Imaging Systems
SCI-491/A Project for Radiography