New MSc Diagnostic Radiography gets the green light at BNU
A new MSc in Diagnostic Radiography (pre-registration) has now received accreditation at Buckinghamshire New University, becoming the first of its kind in the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire region.
The two-year full-time course will see its first cohort of students through the doors in September 2023. The intake will be a small group, providing an enhanced and personalised learning experience for those enrolled.
BNU is linked with a number of local healthcare trusts, including Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with whom delivery of this course will be partnered. Clinical teams from around the region have worked closely with the University to build a cohesive program with the student at the centre, and students attending placements at these Trusts will be working alongside leaders in the field of medical imaging.
There is currently a shortage of radiographers in the region and the new course provides an opportunity to increase the clinical capacity of radiographers and help to retain the valuable professionals once they qualify.
Diagnostic radiography is a dynamic and rewarding profession that allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives.Dr Aarthi Ramlaul Course Leader on the MSc Diagnostic Radiography programme
I’m thrilled to be launching this course, the first in the region, and to be partnering with Trusts which are renowned for their medical, surgical, and research expertise across the country.
Susan Cross and Ceyda Anik are practice educators who will support the delivery of the programme within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
"Diagnostic Radiography is an exciting and ever-evolving profession with many opportunities to explore. This course aims to provide a high-quality learning experience that will equip students with the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to successfully pursue a career as a Radiographer.
"In our combined roles as both Clinical Radiographers and Practice Educators, we are a link between the student, clinical staff & the university. Our aim is to create a supportive learning environment and we are fortunate in Oxford to have both the facilities and expertise to provide a complete radiographic training experience.
"We are passionate about the important role Radiographers play within healthcare and our ever-expanding scope of practice. This motivates us to contribute to the high-quality training of our next generation of Radiographers."
This course aims to provide a high-quality learning experience that will equip students with the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge to successfully pursue a career as a Radiographer.
Andrew Mansell and Gerald Oppong, Practice Educators at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, said:
"We are delighted to support the training of students on this brand new programme in our locality. This attractive programme will help us grow and retain our diagnostic radiography workforce within the Berks, Oxford and Bucks regions.
"This will enable us to grow and develop the Radiology services we offer our service users, delivered by a workforce that are familiar with the needs of local people."
This attractive programme will help us grow and retain our diagnostic radiography workforce within the Berks, Oxford and Bucks regions.