Radiography is the art and science of application of various form of radiation and waves on human being, animal and substances for the purpose of promotion of health, diagnosis and treatment of various forms of diseases in hospitals, non-destructive testing/detective scanning in industries and for research purpose.
Radiographers are professionals that have gone through prescribed curriculum of training required to develop the needed skill to effectively quantity and administer various forms of radiation and waves with minimum or no damage to the population and environment.
In keeping with the requirements of the National University Commission (NUC) for all Nigeria Universities, and full participation of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) as well as the global technological advancement in medical imaging modalities the Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiography and Radiological Sciences (AKA: Medical imaging and Radiation Sciences) programme Strives the produce highly skilled professional.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University is one of Nigeria’s newest Universities with a record of academic achievements and innovation, which gives it a distinct, mature character of the Second Generation University. The special nonresident status makes it unique. The college of Health Sciences is first of its kind in line with European standards and setting the pace in Nigeria as the only college of Medicine that comprehensively trains its students from the first year.
The Department of Radiography Radiological Sciences is fast developing and its links with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IASEA) and Centre for Energy Research and Training, Zaria are becoming a particular strength, and with the newly set-up diagnostic complex as with the expected national and international approval and take off as a centre for cancer research, diagnosis and treatment we hope to evolve as a center of excellence in the 21st century.
DEPARTMENTAL VISION STATEMENT
The vision for the department is an Undergraduate Radiography programme that is one of the best and can be reckoned with internationally.
DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the department of Radiography and Radiological Sciences is to produce graduate radiographers who through teaching, clinical experience and research, acquire the relevant basic knowledge, skill and competence to meet societal challenges, be self-reliance and able to compete internationally and contribute maximally to the society.
The department recognizes the following values as the basis for its mission and vision.
- Total commitment to the principle of continuous learning and consequently the provision of opportunities for personal development for all categories of students and staff.
- Attainment and maintenance of very high standards of teaching, scholarship and research (within the limits of available facilities) and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of radiological sciences, health and technology.
- Provision and development of educational opportunities for students and staff to study for post graduates degrees (post graduate diploma, masters, doctorate and medical fellowships).
- Creating opportunities for students and staff to gain national and international experience through workshop seminars, conference and short courses.
- Development of academic programme that can be relevant to the intellectual and vocational need of individuals.
- Total and absolute dependence on God as the only true source of wisdom and strength for the staff and students.
- There are two entry points into the Degree programme
Direct entry (4-Years programme) Requirement:
- Possess first degree in relevant field and must possess 5 credits passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Candidate for Direct Entry must passes at least 2’A level passes with minimum ‘C’ grade in physics and chemistry or biology, plus the above five credit at ‘O’ level.
- Holders of National Diploma in Medical Image Processing Technician/X-Ray Technician program from Colleges of Health Technology recognised by RRBN.
JAMB (5 years programme)
- Person from 16 years and above
- Pass UME and appropriate score during Post UME screening test
- Must possess 5 credits passes: in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Admission may be offered to student transferring from other relevant departments who met stipulated criteria of entry into the programme. A minimum of 3.50 CGPA on a 5 point scale or 2.80 on a 4 point Scale is required to be accepted into the programme from other relevant departments with the minimum entry requirement.
Programme structure includes period of formal studies in the Universities industrial training.
Planned visit and projects: ( DURATION OF COURSE)
The period spent in the course is five academic sessions which include period of formal studies, clinical posting and project. We have two phases in the programme.
- Pre-clinical phase
- Clinical phase
The pre-clinical phase is part one and part two of the programme. Some of the courses covered are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Studies Anatomy, Human Physiology and Biochemistry. Clinical phase is from part three to part five. The courses covered are basic Medical Imaging, Pharmacology and Radiobiology, Pathology and Clinical Posting in Radiology Radiation Medicine , Radiation Protection, Dosimetry, Electronics and Computer in Radiology, Equipment, Radiotherapy & Oncology, Research, Methodology & Biostatics, Seminar presentation and Radiographic Technique & Photography. The students are encouraged to spend their long vacation period at Radiology centres outside the primary training hospital like National Hospital Abuja, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, University of Jos Teaching Hospital, University College Hospital, National Orthopedic Hospital, Lagos etc. to encourage wider exposure.
DURATION OF THE COURSE
The program me takes a period of five years leading to the award of a Bachelors of Science in Radiography and Radiological Sciences (B.Sc. RAD), 2 years pre clinical and 3 years clinical.
MODE OF STUDY
Candidates are required to register as full-time students. No part time registration is allowed.