Programme: BRadHons Diagnostics

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Code Faculty
10247015 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Admission requirements

  • Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, a candidate must hold the BRad degree, or the Bachelor in Technology: Radiography,  an equivalent qualification in the relevant field of specialisation for admission to honours degree study.
  • The candidate must have access to equipment and patients in a healthcare facility approved by the Department, for the purpose of undertaking work-integrated learning associated with the programme in which the student will be registered.
  • The candidate must be registered as radiographer with the Health Professions Councils of South Africa (HPCSA) (for candidates who are South African Citizens). International students will be registered with the HPCSA as postgraduate students.
  • Admission to study for honours degree is subject to the approval of the head of department: with the provison that a candidate must have obtained an average of more than 60% in the modules of his or her final year of the bachelor's degree study. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will be expected to pass the BRadHons bridging programme as stipulated by the Department.
  • Successful completion of a research methodology module with a minimum credit weighting of 16 credits in the prerequisite degree for admission to the honours programme.

Additional requirements

All students must register for NVB 700 Research principles.

Also consult the General Regulations.

Examinations and pass requirements

Second examinations may be granted in modules not passed, according to the stipulations of the School of Healthcare Sciences in this regard.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75% in all the modules for the degree.

Minimum credits: 120

Fundamental modules

Core modules

Elective modules

  • Module content:

    Integration of administrative and management principles. Legal and ethical requirements in management of a radiography department. Drafting a quality assurance programme and manual for a radiography department. Management of reject image analysis compilation of a programme and implantation thereof. Compiling radiation safety protection protocols. Conducting and management of quality control tests on all types of radiation emitting equipment and accessories. Staff evaluations and quality of service programmes. 

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  • Module content:

    Advance application of image interpretation principles in image evaluation of the head and neck, chest and abdomen, axial and appendicular skeleton in biplane, three dimensional and cross sectional images. Radiographic report writing skills.

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  • Module content:

    Introduction to principles of CT scan. Image acquisition, processing and image evaluation and interpretation normal as well pathological images of head, neck, thorax, abdomen and musculo-skeletal system. Application of Quality assurance including quality control and radiation safety principles for all investigations and procedures. Knowledge on Contrast media administration for all the different types of procedures and investigations. Patient care. Medico-legal aspects. Clinical application and evaluation by means of case studies.  

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  • Module content:

    Review of basic MRI principles, image weighting and contrast, spatial encoding, k-space, image formation, instrumentation, MRI safety, trade-offs between parameters, pulse sequences, flow phenomena and basic principles of MRA. Artifacts in MRI/ Contrast agents. Functional imaging techniques and applications for various types of investigations.


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  • Module content:

    Interventional procedures for both adult and paediatric which includes all specialised radiographic modalities such as CT, MRI and Ultrasound.. Imaging principles and post processing. Intervention equipment considerations for all imaging modalities and accessory equipment for different procedures, investigations and interventions. Contrast media application and drug administration for all the different types of procedures and investigations. Patient care. Medico-legal aspects. Radiation protection. Quality assurance including quality control. Clinical application and evaluation by means of case studies.  

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The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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