What are the areas of BSC radiology

Medical radiology technology degree

What do I learn in the radiology degree?

The course builds on the natural sciences as you are probably familiar with from school: physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics. In addition to the science subjects Computer science, business administration, law, pathology, physiology and anatomy, but also more job-specific subjects such as technology and application of radiological diagnostics, radiation protection, dosimetry or radiation oncology techniques are on the curriculum.

Usually taught in combination with radiation protection, that is dosimetry Method of measuring the dose or the performance of a certain dose, taking into account the interaction between material and ionizing radiation. Since humans have no sense organs for radiation, measuring devices (and the skillful use of them) are very important in dosimetry.

Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, is the medical application of ionizing radiation, for example gamma rays, X-rays or electron beams, to humans (and animals) in order to cure diseases or to slow their progression.

Anatomy deals with the Structure of the organisms. The position, shape and structure of tissue, organs, cells and body parts are examined. The vocabulary of anatomy is very much influenced by the Latin and Greek languages.

In the radiology course, as with any other course, you can set priorities. Which focus areas are offered depends on the university. The IB University offers, for example, the following focal points (as of August 2020):

  • Current issues in radiology, interventional and special imaging methods
  • Special techniques in radiation oncology and radiation biology
  • Nuclear medicine imaging and therapy
  • Medical physics, radiation protection and dosimetry
  • Business administration, quality management and law in medicine

Suitable universities for medical radiology technology

What requirements do I need?

In order to begin studying medical radiology technology, you need certain admission requirements, which may differ depending on the university.

Requirements for radio technology are:

  • University entrance qualification (general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or technical college entrance qualification) or
  • A successfully completed vocational training in a profession that is technically similar to the desired course and three years of corresponding professional experience
  • Studying without a high school diploma is also possible with appropriate professional experience
  • successful admission interview
  • Contract with the cooperation partner

The General University Entrance Qualification Condition. Completed training in the medical field is welcome, but not a requirement if you are studying full-time. If you would like to complete an extra-occupational degree, you must, for example, prove that you have successfully completed vocational training as a medical-technical radiology assistant (MTRA).

The mentioned points "successful admission interview" and contract with the cooperation partner "depend on the university.

The application deadlines and the requirements differ from university to university. Therefore it is essential to inform early!

Medical-technical courses

You might not like radiology after all, but you want to study something medical-technical? Then either take a look at our section Technology & IT or search specifically for courses that combine medicine, health and technology:

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What do I do in radiology?

After completing your radiology studies with a Bachelor of Science degree, you are qualified to fill medium to higher management positions in clinics, medical practices, public or private healthcare facilities, research institutions and the medical industry in addition to the classic field of duties of a medical-technical radiology technologist.

The classic work area of ​​a medical radiology technician includes the Dealing with the latest technologies in the field of radiology as well as computer and magnetic resonance tomography. The accompaniment of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine treatments is also part of your field of work.

The health sector is one anyway crisis-proof industry and the demand for highly qualified radiology technologists is great. Thus, future prospects with a degree in medical radiology technology are very secure and promising. In addition, the course is a step into the attractive professional fields of medical-physics expert and quality management officer ". (Source: IB University)

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... the CT is considered the greatest invention in radiology since the invention of X-rays (1895)?

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