Degree: B.Sc. Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging
Duration of Study: Four years (8 semesters/160 credit hours)
The relative development that took place in health services in the Sudan, and the great technological advances internationally in the field of diagnostic medical imaging necessitated a substantial increase in number and quality of Sudanese technicians and technologists specialized in medical imaging, to satisfy the needs of the Sudanese market and to promote performance of (and upgrade) the existing diagnostic medical imaging units. Technologists who have studied in the Sudan gained hand-on experience and were reputable abroad, working in well-known international institutions. They found an easy way to sit for European and American professional examinations. Sudan is the first country in the region to propose BSc in imaging technology, and remains the only country that gives opportunity for graduates to quality with masters and PhDs. This has availed a critical mass of trainers helping other countries as well.
• Phase One: Semesters 1- for university requirements
• Phase Two: Semesters 2-4: Basic sciences shared with other health science colleges with introductions to imaging and medical terminology.
• Phase Three: 5-6 Basic specific to radiology and imaging technology, including radiographic physics, techniques and radiological anatomy. It includes specialized technical practical: conventional radiography, medical ultrasonography, computerized tomography (CT Scan.), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear imaging (NM), as well as professional clerkship/apprenticeship in various radiographic disciplines, and other aspects relating to the management of radiology departments, nursing in radiology and professional conduct.
A student interested in joining the Faculty of Radiography and Medical Imaging Sciences, has to:
1. Obtain pass mark in in seven subjects including: Arabic language, religious studies, English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. International students who have not studied Arabic and religious studies may have more alternative subjects from an approved list of subjects published in the webpage of Ministry of Higher Education.
2. Achieve the percentage in Sudan School Certificate announced every year (International students may have 10% less in the School Certificate scores.
3. Apply electronically though the website of the Admission and Accreditation Office, Ministry of Higher
Education, or apply directly in Admission Office in the National University, and pass the health examination, aptitude tests an interview at the Faculty of Radiography and Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sciences.
Sudanese students…15,000 SDG
Stategy and methods
The learning strategies emphasize the following: (1) early acquisition of basic practicl skills- including communication, (2) student-centred learning, and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problemoriented learning, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and imsging practice in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer education and evaluation, (7) team-work approach, (8) a wide range of electives, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous education. The Faculty of Radiography adopts the following methods in the daily programme of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions –once/ week at least, (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (hospitals, health centres, laboratory, technical) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3 lectures/day), (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the programme and time would allow), (8) electives -about 10% of the curriculum timetable- (about 2 hours/semester).
Students qualified with this Bachelor degree pass through a track decreed by the Health Professions Council, currently reporting to the Minister of Health. They are temporarily accredited as radiology and diagnostic imaging technician. Grads may pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in the fields of radiologic technology to qualify for university teaching staff, work for the industry, or in other specialized areas. The graduate may be interested in managerial, commercial, industrial or charity career, related to one of the various specialties in the discipline International graduates can follow the same track if they preferred to stay in the Sudan, but may also start their registration and internship in their own countries or residence.