Coventry University is aiming to help address the NHS’s shortage of radiographers with the launch of new diagnostic radiography degree courses. The university is combining industry standard, cutting-edge facilities with clinical and academic expertise to help produce the next generation of radiography professionals through a healthcare programme offering a range of learning opportunities.
Students will have the opportunity to pursue careers and education in diagnostic radiography through either a three-year BSc (Hons) degree or a four-year integrated master’s (MSci) degree with the final year studied at master’s level. The MSci degree programme will give students the opportunity to develop research skills and gain a Chartered Management Institute qualification with a focus on leadership.
Radiography programme lead Adam Ryder said: “I’m excited that Coventry University’s well-established School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is now able to offer a route into diagnostic radiography. With radiographic imaging in high demand, we’ve designed a unique course with the future of the radiography profession in mind, ensuring it will not only meet the needs of our students but also our local hospitals, communities and the wider NHS.
Picture: Equipment in the new facilities replicates a hospital environment as closely as possible.
See the full report on page 2 of the September 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.