BRad Diagnostics UP

By | January 5, 2021

BRad Diagnostics UP

Radiography is a health care science occupation that deals with medical diagnostic images. It is one of the rapidly growing occupations in modern health care. The University of Pretoria offers an undergraduate degree in Diagnostic Radiography and postgraduate degrees in three professional fields: Diagnostics, Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine. During training, students are exposed to all facets of health care. Training takes place at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The Department of Radiography in the Faculty of Health Sciences is one of two such departments in South Africa that offer a degree course. Students have the opportunity to interact with other healthcare professionals and therefore have a better understanding of a holistic approach to patient care and the fact that they are members of the healthcare team.
      Selection
Selection is based on academic merit, the NBT and the Value-added Questionnaire. Other subjects that are useful during the period of study include Biology/Life Sciences and Physiology. Prospective students must submit proof of a visit to an X-ray department in the public and private sectors – this will also assist them in making the correct career choice. It is highly recommended that students be exposed to various examinations and procedures performed in the radiography department.
 Description of the study programme
BRad is a full-time degree programme over three years, with one year of compulsory community service afterwards.

BRad Diagnostics UP

Admission Requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded in the calculation of the APS.
  • Grade 11 final examination results, the NBT results as well as a Value-added Questionnaire will be used for the provisional admission of prospective students.
  • Admission to Health Sciences programmes is subject to a selection process.
  • The applications of international candidates who come from countries that have medical schools will not be considered for placement in the MBChB programme except where intergovernmental agreements are in place.
  • For selection purposes the sum of the results in six subjects, including English, Mathematics and Physical Science, is calculated.
  • Candidates, please note that your APS may not drop with more than two points in your final school examination results in order to maintain your provisional admission.
  • P?LEASE NOTE that compliance with the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission to any programme in this Faculty.
  • Selection queries may be directed to healthapplications@up.ac.za.
 

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

APS

English

Mathematics

Physical Science

NSC/IEB

HIGCSE

AS-Level

A-Level

NSC/IEB

HIGCSE

AS-Level

A-Level

NSC/IEB

HIGCSE

AS-Level

A-Level

4

3

D

D

4

3

D

D

4

3

D

D

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BRad Diagnostics UP

Diagnostic radiography
The diagnostic radiographer is an essential member of the health team and is responsible for forming and capturing diagnostic images of a patient referred by a medical practitioner for a specific radiographic procedure. X-rays are used to form the image on film. X-ray procedures are of varying complexity and range from simple skeletal examinations to sophisticated high-technology examinations where different imaging modalities are used. In the latter cases, X-rays and computers may be used to produce images. Fractures, brain tumours, haemorrhages and blood clots are only a few of the medical problems diagnosed by these sophisticated devices. Diagnostics is offered at both undergraduate and post graduate level.
Contact us for more details on this programme
General Enquiries:  Mientjie Esterhuizen +27 (0)12 356 3064 mientjie.esterhuizen@up.ac.za
Undergraduate: Celisa Anthony +27 (0)12 356 3057 celisa.anthony@up.ac.za
Postgraduate: Annette Welman +27 (0)12 356 3057 annette.welman@up.ac.za