Radiography is a medical course that deals with the study of the art and science of using ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in the imaging of the human body, which could be for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Radiography is a five year undergraduate course in Nigerian universities and the awarded degree after completion of the undergraduate training in any accredited Nigerian university is the Bachelor of Radiography degree(BRad). Direct entry students spend four(4) years starting from second year.
The undergraduate curriculum in Radiography for the first year cuts across courses in faculty of science including physics, chemistry and biology. Second year is based on courses in basic medical science like anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Some schools may add a few departmental courses to this. Radiography students from upper classes starts learning their departmental courses like Radiation technique, Equipment for Radiography, Radiation Photography, computed tomography,magnetic resonance imaging,care of patient,image appreciation, nuclear medicine, Radiotherapy and oncology, Radiation physics,Equipment for diagnostic Radiography, Radiation anatomy, Psychology for Radiographers etc. Continuous assessments are conducted and examinations are taken at the end of an academic semester. Grading point is by CGPA.
After the undergraduate training in the university, the newly graduated radiographers are inducted into the profession and are given license of practice by the Radiographers Registration board of Nigeria and are welcome into the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria.
The graduates radiographers are to go for the compulsory one year internship programme at any accredited hospitals in the country. Entry mode for internships programmes in Nigerian hospitals may involve setting up exams for the selection of intents. After the internship programme, they are to go for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps programme which is compulsory for all graduates in Nigeria.
A radiographer can work in a hospital setting in the radiology lab and can also go into private practice and setting up his own lab.
O’LEVEL SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR RADIOGRAPHY
Candidates applying for radiography in any Nigerian university must have at least five(5) credit passes in the following subjects – Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. If the o’level results is deficient in any of these subject, the candidate won’t be eligible to apply. Candidates must satisfy these requirements before applying for the course.
JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR RADIOGRAPHY
JAMB subject combination for radiography include Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Anything other than this will not be accepted.
UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA OFFERING RADIOGRAPHY
The following universities in Nigeria are offering radiography as a course.
- Ahmadu Bello University.
- Bayero University, Kano State.
- University of Benin.
- University of Calabar.
- University of Lagos.
- Lead City University, Ibadan.
- University of Maiduguri.
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences
- Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
- University of Nigeria, Enugu.
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