Diagnostic radiographers use a range of the latest imaging technologies and techniques to produce images of the human body. They interpret and report on these to diagnose a disease or condition causing a patient's illness. Diagnostic radiographers also play an important role in the management of disease, and in the screening programmes for early detection of cancer. Radiographers do not just work in hospital X-ray departments. They provide a service for most departments within a hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres, wards, as well as working on ultrasound examinations, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), breast imaging or nuclear medicine. **What you study** Become a fully-trained radiographer qualified to work in hospitals on a course with a relatively small cohort and good lecturer-to-student ratio. Key areas include • musculo-skeletal and soft tissue imaging using different modalities • imaging science and technology • practice-based education • generating and evaluating evidence for practice. The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing delivers courses that enable graduates to register as professionals across a range of health and social care related subject areas. Current government policy drivers require different professional groups to work much more closely together in order to deliver better outcomes for people that use services, whilst making best use of public resources. The size and scope of provision at Sheffield Hallam means that you get to learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. **Expertise** You also benefit from the clinical expertise and specialised subject areas of our teaching team, many of whom also practise clinically. Our lecturers are all registered practitioners and have a diverse wealth of radiography teaching experience between them. This experienced team introduces you to present day conventional radiography and new emerging technology and methods of imaging. Your student membership fees for the Society and College of Radiographers are paid for the duration of the course, enabling you to access the services they provide. **Facilities** As a student, your studies on campus centre around a fully equipped digital X-ray suite, which replicates the settings in which you learn and work. **Placements and work experience** Once you have learnt techniques in the University setting and X-ray suite, you then learn how to apply them in the real world with approximately half your course time on clinical placements. As a student on this course, your placement opportunities and subsequent career prospects are excellent thanks to close links with local and regional hospital departments. We also have special rotation placement sites available including neurological imaging and cardiac imaging departments. Diagnostic radiographers use highly technical equipment but the work also involves helping patients to relax and understand what is happening. You work with patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and part of your training is learning to adapt your approach to meet the individual’s needs. During your time on placement, your clinical experience will reflect the working times of radiographers. This may involve shift work including weekends and evenings. It may also be necessary to live in hospital accommodation during placements. **Professional recognition** This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them and also apply to become members of the Society and College of Radiographers. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a diagnostic radiographer in the UK.