Bachelor of Science – 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 Medical Imaging technologists 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 Extended Clinical Practicum. 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 Medical Imaging technologist, which would be a stepping stone to a challenging career in medical imaging.

Who is a Medical Imaging technologist?

  • Medical Imaging technologists work along with the radiologist (medical doctor) in performing medical imaging procedures to diagnose the diseases and disorders of the human body.
  • Medical Imaging technologists 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.
  • Medical Imaging technologists 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 Medical Imaging technologists 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 Medical Imaging technologists who demonstrate highly competent, evidence-based practice and professional behavior in a dynamic health care environment.
  • Prepare highly skilled and competent Medical Imaging technologists who will be able to work with the advanced state of the art technology in imaging science.
  • Educate future Medical Imaging technologists who will respond ethically to the needs and use the critical thinking skills in the workplace to strengthen the professional environment.
  • Promote the graduating Medical Imaging technologists into lifelong learning with leadership qualities in the healthcare team in an ever-changing society.

Core values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Safety standards
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration

Admission requirements for BSc. MIS program

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follow:
  • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
  • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
  • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
  • 44 in PTE A
  • B2 in Cambridge ESOL /
  • or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the minimum requirements listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSc. MIS program
UAE UAE

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

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

 

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied all the 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level with a Minimum of:

·         ‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects and

·         ‘D’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level or ‘E’ in any of the two Science subjects in A Level

Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.

 

(Must have at least 2 Science subjects (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

Student should complete all Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

(SAT Chem / Math) to be completed for equivalency)

Africa WAEC

NECO

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

 

  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
  1. Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  2. Applicants who did not study the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) in Grade 12, may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
  3. 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 includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
  4. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

 

Criteria for applicants holding a Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology/Sciences:

  • The applicant must have successfully completed high school (Grade 12) and minimum two years Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology/Sciences from an accredited university.
  • The applicant must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their Diploma from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic

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

  • Work as a Medical Imaging technologist in hospitals and diagnostic centers in public or private sectors.
  • Join colleges or universities as a 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 a career by pursuing higher education in specialty areas like Mammography, Computed Tomography, in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Work as Program Director of medical imaging after completing a Ph.D. in any specialty of medical imaging.

Upon graduation the Medical Imaging technologist 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 landmarks body orientation, the path of central ray and application of immobilization devices.
  • Demonstrate various roles, responsibilities, and functions of a Medical Imaging technologist 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 advanced 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 a good understanding of the cycle of infection
  • Provide physical assistance when needed and assist patients with medical equipment and perform routine monitoring and observing patient vital signs.
  • Maintain an attitude of respect for patient confidentiality regarding diagnosis, records, and general condition.
  • Establish utmost care for medical emergencies.
  • Be responsible and accountable for the ethical and legal aspects of patient rights.
  • Obtain in-depth knowledge concerning the 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.