Bachelor of Medical Imaging Sciences (BSc.MIS)

Medical Imaging Sciences is a health care profession concerned with imaging the body parts and diagnosing the disorders and diseases. Medical Imaging Sciences program focuses on the clinical application of X-rays, high field magnets and ultrasound waves in the medical field. Medical Imaging technology is a rapidly advancing profession and the radiographers are expected to have a higher level of knowledge and skills to operate modern and sophisticated equipment like Digital Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This program is designed emphasizing on the modern trends of imaging sciences and is delivered over 4 years (8 semesters) including internship. Students enrolled in MIS major will develop problem-solving skills and diverse Medical Imaging competencies for professional practice through focused coursework and hands-on experience in Medical Imaging procedures. On successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded the degree of BSc.MIS and qualify as a radiographer, which would be a stepping stone to a challenging career in medical imaging.

Who is a Radiographer?

  • Radiographers work along with the radiologist (medical doctor) in performing medical imaging procedures to diagnose the diseases and disorders of human body.
  • Radiographers operate modern and sophisticated Digital X-ray, CT, MRI and Interventional Angiography equipment to demonstrate and examine the anatomical structures by applying knowledge of anatomy, body positioning skills and medical imaging techniques.
  • Radiographers are also trained to perform these duties at the patient’s bedside and in the operating room.

VISION

BSc-MIS program aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally for quality education, excellence in research and innovative practice. This program envisions developing radiographers whose actions, discoveries and voices strengthen and transform the health care of individuals and communities worldwide. 

Mission

  • Advance the profession of medical imaging in UAE as well as globally by graduating radiographers who demonstrate highly competent, evidence based practice and professional behavior in a dynamic health care environment.
  • Prepare highly skilled and competent radiographers who will be able to work with the advanced state of the art technology in imaging science.
  • Educate future radiographers who will respond ethically to the needs and use the critical thinking skills in the workplace to strengthen the professional environment.
  • Promote the graduating radiographers in to lifelong learning with leadership qualities in the healthcare team in an ever changing society.

Core values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Team work
  • Safety standards
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  •  All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as applicable, of 1100 EmSAT Achieve (UAE Standardized test in English Language)/ 500 TOEFL (CBT 185 iBT 65)/ IELTS Academic 5.0/ PTE A (36-44)/ Cambridge ESOL (41)/ or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • The applicants from UAE education system offering General Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  •  Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
    Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS  program
    UAE UAE

    (General Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12thGrades)

    ·An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    India Indian State Board

     

     

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    Indian Central Board/ICSE Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.·An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    PakistanBangladesh Pakistan BoardBangladeshi Board Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.· An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
    UK IGCSE/GCE Studied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with aMinimum of:

    ·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria

    ECTS InternationalBaccalaureate Student should secure an overall minimum 25 points,·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)
    USA American Diploma Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above.·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.

  •  All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which include personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Upon successful completion of the program and fulfilling the local license/regulatory requirements, the student can:

  • Work as radiographer in hospitals and diagnostic centers in public or private sectors.
  • Join colleges or universities as clinical-instructor of medical imaging.
  • Join research centers and institutes as research assistants.
    Join as application/technical specialist in various biomedical instrument companies.
  • Advance in career by pursuing higher education in specialty areas like Mammography, Computed Tomography, in Magnetic Resonance lmaging.
  • Work as Program Director of medical imaging after completing PhD in any specialty of medical imaging.

Upon graduation the radiographer should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the following areas of professional practice: 

  • Recognize and recall knowledge of anatomy, physiology, applied pathology and related medical terminology.
  • Execute all types of positioning and radiographic techniques, basic views, modified and special investigations and demonstrate topographic land marks body orientation, the path of central ray and application of immobilization devices.
  • Demonstrate various roles, responsibilities and functions of a radiographer and adopt the appropriate practice to meet the changing situation of patients and comforters.
  • Evaluate the request form and clinical history to aid in the diagnostic process.
  • Evaluate the physique and health condition of the patient and implement the radiographic projection.
  • Evaluate and possess the ability to assess the technical quality of radiographic images; critically discussing factors affecting image quality.
  • Analyze a plain film diagnostic image in order to decide whether further projections could be useful to enhance the diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate advance radiographic knowledge of the pediatric radiography including congenital abnormalities.
  • Communicate effectively with other healthcare practitioners and advocate interpersonal communication as required.
  • Identify the potential risks of contaminated materials and carry out the appropriate method of their disposal.
  • Provide appropriate infection control and achieve good understanding of cycle of infection
  • Provide physical assistance when needed and assist patient with medical equipment and perform routine monitoring and observing patient vital signs.
  • Maintain an attitude of respect for the patient confidentiality regarding diagnosis, records and general condition.
  • Establish utmost care for medical emergencies.
  • Be responsible and accountable of ethical and legal aspects of patient rights.
  • Obtain in depth knowledge concerning new era of filmless technology and understanding of digital aspects regarding PACS, HIS, RIS and Networking.
  • Actively engage in continuous professional development and provide positive methods of problem-solving and successful leadership
  • Keep close pace with ever evolving technology and demonstrate up to date knowledge of imaging practice.
  • Engage in research activity and evidence-based process to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of medical imaging practice.