Radiography is an art and science of imaging technology that uses various forms of radiation to produce images of the human body for diagnostic purposes in the medical field. Radiography uses the science of radiation to produce images of tissues and organs for diagnostic purposes. Radiography program offers a four year degree course to produce Diagnostic Radiographers. A diagnostic radiographer, also known as a medical imaging technologist, is a trained health professional who works with a cutting edge technology to produce images from X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans to assist clinical radiologists and other doctors diagnose, monitor or treat a patient’s injury or illness.
SPECIAL DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS
In addition to academic regulations for the university as stipulated in academic handbook, the following are special departmental regulations.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ON ADMISSION
A minimum of six credits obtained in the GCE “O” Level/IGCSE/EGCSE which must be at C grade or better. Subjects that must be passed at C grade or better include the following:
Plus any two of the following:
Human and Social Biology
Combined Science OR
A recognized equivalent qualification (as stipulated in academic regulations)
This policy is designed to protect female students from unnecessary radiation exposure since, radiographers are radiation workers and this can include risk, particularly during pregnancy. For this reason, students are required to disclose a pregnancy immediately to ensure appropriate safety measures are taken, both in the radiography clinic practice and during field attachment.
- Students are advised that pregnancy may interfere with meeting the objectives of the program, and may delay completion of the program.
- Female students will be expected to undergo pregnancy test before entry into the program, before going for clinical practicum and at any point the department deems necessary.
- First time entering students who are pregnant will not be accepted into the program.
- A student who is pregnant or suspects to be pregnant must inform the program officials in writing.
- Any student found pregnant will be requested to withdraw from her studies until she has delivered
- Continuation of studies after delivery will only commence when the modules to be taken are on offer and depending on the availability of clinical space at the time of re-entry.
- Request to resume studies should be done within one year after withdrawal
The curriculum for the degree of Medical Laboratory Sciences consists of four years of learning spread over
8 semesters each of 15 weeks of lectures and 3 weeks of examinations, 1 week mid-term break and 1 week study break., resulting in a 20 week semester. A full module carries 12 credits and is offered at three (3) contact hours plus and may or may not include a 3 hours of practical per week for 15 weeks while a half-module carries 8 credits and is offered at two (2) contact hours per week for 15 weeks unless specified otherwise in the module. The total number of credits for the degree is 554.
LIST OF MODULES
The academic content of the programme has been broken into units referred to as modules. A team of lecturers work together to plan and deliver the module. These teams are led by the module leader who has overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of the module. At the commencement of each module, a module outline will be made available giving details of the learning outcomes, the assessments and a reading strategy. A number of modules vary semester to semester and some are pre- requisite to others. Within each level, there is also a profession specific practice module.
Modules vary in their teaching and learning methods and some have a higher proportion of lectures than others. Lectures are supplemented by the use of self-directed learning centered on the medium of small group sessions and clinical correlation sessions.