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 be seeking for organ structure (Anatomy) and/or organ function (Physiology). Medical Imaging Sciences program focuses on the clinical application of x-rays, high field magnets and ultrasound waves in the medical field. Medical Imaging Technologists play a pivotal role in selecting and implementing the most appropriate imaging examination protocols. Medical Imaging Technologists are obliged to act in an ethical and professionally responsible manner and exhibit a high level of communication skills.

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 and control imaging technologies of digital radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Bone Densitometry (BMD).

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 program 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 Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSc. MIS) and qualify as a Medical Imaging Technologist, which would be a steppingstone to a challenging career in Medical Imaging.

Program Director

  • Dr. Wadah
    Associate Professor

Who is a Medical Imaging Technologist?

  • Medical Imaging Technologist work along with the Radiologist in performing medical imaging procedures to diagnose the diseases and disorders of human body.
  • Medical Imaging Technologist operate modern and sophisticated Digital X-ray, CT, MRI, Interventional radiology and Bone densitometry to examine and demonstrate the anatomical structures and physiological functional behaviors of body organs by applying knowledge of structure and function, body positioning skills and medical imaging techniques.
  • Medical Imaging Technologist are also trained to perform these duties at the patient’s bedside, in the operating room and in an emergency.
  • Medical Imaging Technologist control along with medical physicist to maintain as low as radiation dose by implementation of the radiation protections methods and equipment to protect the patients, general public and staff.

Local Accreditation:

  • Initial accredited June 2014
  • Re-accreditation under process 2021

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

Competency domains of the program

Domain of Competency Program Learning Outcomes
Professionalism PLO 1 Abide to the code of practice of the Medical Imaging profession while maintaining the ethical and safety standards.
Communication PLO2 Communicate effectively with patients and all members of the healthcare team.
Safety of practice and Risk management PLO3 Practice the approved standards of infection control techniques and safety mechanisms by incorporating the latest evidences and technological advancements in profession.
Skills of medical imaging practice PLO4 Perform all kinds of medical imaging procedures by incorporating the critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with specific education to the patient.
Radiation protection PLO5 Apply principles of radiation safety to protect the patient, staff and other personals in the controlled area of the workplace.
Evidence based practice and professional learning PLO6 Promote the standards of excellence throughout the professional practice to ensure utmost patient care.
PLO7 Conduct critical evaluation of own performance for diagnostic quality and acceptability.
Effective collaboration and leadership PLO8 Respect cultural diversity and confidentiality of the patients and members of the healthcare team to maintain the professional and ethical standards.
PLO9 Incorporate the principles of quality management and undergo regular training to promote the process of continuous professional development.

Plan of study of BSc. MIS Program

Year 1 Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ENG 101 English Language 3 3 0 None
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2 0 None
BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences and Ethics 3 3 0 None
AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals 1 1 0 None
PIS 101 Physics for Imaging Sciences 3 3 0 None
HS-MET 101 Medical Terminology 2 2 0 None
IS- MIS 101 Mathematics for Imaging Sciences 2 2 0 None
Semester Credit Hours 16 16 0  

 

Year 1 Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
USO 101 UAE Society and Cultural diversity 2 2 0 None
ITE 101 Information Technology 1 0 2 None
HS-HAP I 201 Human Body Systems I (Anatomy and Physiology) 4 2 4 None
HS-CSK 201 Communication Skills for Health Professionals 1 1 0 None
IS-PDR 102 Patient Care and Professional Conduct in Medical Imaging 3 2 2 None
IS-RPH 102 Radiation Physics 2 2 0 IS-PIS 101
IS-ICE 201 Radiographic Instrumentation and QC 3 2 2 None
Semester Credit Hours 16 11 10

 

Year 2 Semester – 3

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
HS-HAP II 202 Human Body Systems – II (Anatomy and Physiology) 4 2 4 HS-HAP I 201
IS-SKA 102 Skeletal Anatomy 3 2 2 None
IS-SKP I 201 Skeletal Radiographic Procedure- I 3 2 2 None
IS-RGA I 201 Radiographic Anatomy- I 1 1 0 None
IS- DPC 201 Digital Image Processing and Communication 2 2 0 None
IS-ISR 202 Special Radiographic Instrumentation and QC 1 1 0 IS-ICE 201
IS- PRA I 201 Practicum I 2 0 6 None
Semester Credit Hours 16 10 14

 

Year 2 Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
BIS 101  Biostatistics 3 2 2 None
HS-PAP 201 Patho Physiology 3 3 0 HS-HAP II 202
IS-PHR 202 Pharmacology for Radiographers 1 1 0 None
IS-SRP 202 Special Radiographic Procedures 1 1 0 None
IS-SKP II 202 Skeletal Radiographic Procedure- II 3 2 2 None
IS-RGA II 202 Radiographic Anatomy-II 1 1 0 None
IS- PRA II 202 Practicum II 4 0 12 IS- PRA I 201
Semester Credit Hours 16 10 16

 

Year 3 Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
IS-CSA I 301 Sectional Anatomy – I 1 1 0 IS-RGA I 201
IS-CTI 301 CT Instrumentation, and QC 2 2 0 None
IS-CTP 301 CT Scan Protocols 1 0 2 None
IS-RPI 301 Radiographic Pathology and Image Interpretation 2 2 0 HS-PAP 201
IS-RPR 301 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3 3 0 IS-RPH 102
IS-PRA III 301 Practicum III 6 0 18 IS- PRA II 202
Semester Credit Hours 15 8 20  

 

Year 3 Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
IS-CSA II 302 Sectional Anatomy – II 1 1 0 IS-RGA II 202
IS-RRP 302 Radiochemistry and Radio pharmacy 1 1 0 None
IS-MRI 302 MRI Physics, Instrumentation, and QC 3 3 0 None
IS-MRP 302 MRI Protocols 1 0 2 None
IS-MUS 302 Medical Ultrasonography 3 2 2 None
IS-PRA IV 302 Practicum IV 7 0 21 IS-PRA III 301
Semester Credit Hours 16 7 25  

 

Year 4 Semester – 7

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
HS-RME 401 Research Methodology and Epidemiology 2 2 0 None
EIS 101 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability 3 2 2 None
IS-NUM 401 Nuclear Medicine Physics and Techniques 3 2 2 None
IS-IRT 401 Interventional Radiology 1 1 0 None
IS- PRA V 401 Practicum V 8 0 24 IS- PRA IV 302
Semester Credit Hours 17 7 28

 

Year 4 Semester – 8

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
 

IS- EPR 410

 

Extended Clinical Practicum & Research

 

16

 

0

 

48

Successful completion of All Courses from Semester 1 to 7
Semester Credit Hours 16 0 48
TOTAL                            128

 

Course Description

Semester – 1

ENG 101, English Language

The course provides an intensive instruction in the writing process focusing on the organization of ideas in well-developed expository and argumentative essays with emphasis on developing vocabulary and writing examination answers. In the process the students will be able to document their learning experiences effectively. This course prepares students to be proficient in spoken and written English. It is intended to improve way of the use of the English language as a basic tool for professional communications.

ICU 101, Islamic Studies

The course aims to the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal communications and to interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient.

BSE 101, Behavioral Sciences and Ethics

The course is designed to give an overview of the main topics in behavioral sciences and Ethics including biological basis of behavior, mental processes, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, intelligence, human development, personality and universal ethical principles. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand and apply the knowledge, skills and attitude developed in this course to communicate effectively. Students will learn and practice strong values, ethical conduct and social responsibilities, especially personal, academic and professional integrity while developing collaboration in diverse team settings. Students will be trained to display sensitivity to cultural, psychosocial and ethical issues.

AHP 101, Arabic for Health Professional

The course is designed for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers to enable them to communicate in health professional settings. Many role plays will help students of basic and advanced levels at the same time to understand each other’s problems while speaking to the person with language limitations of any kind. Course will enable non- native speakers to acquire basic knowledge in greetings and simple communication with patients. All students will function as an effective team member and contribute to peer learning.

HS -MET 201, Medical Terminology

This course is an introduction to the language of medicine with emphasis on its use in radiologic technology. Students survey and become proficient in the use of medical and anatomical terminology including definitions, word construction and analysis of disease, operative procedure, diagnostic and treatment terms, and abbreviations as reflected in medical documentation.

IS- MIS 101, Mathematics for Imaging Sciences

The course reviews the concepts and use of number system, linear functions and trigonometry. This course introduces the concepts of natural logarithm, sets, matrices and vectors, limits and derivatives. Differentiation, Integration, their applications, areas under curves, mean value theorem and interpolation are introduced in the course which could help in analyzing and interpreting the techniques in imaging sciences.

PIS 101, Physics for Imaging Sciences

The course is specifically designed as a pre-requisite to overview fundamental principles of physics require as for a thorough understanding of radiation physics and radiation protection.

Semester – 2

USO 101, UAE Society and Cultural diversity

This course focuses on the unique nature of the UAE society and its political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects. It highlights the Emirati perspective of contemporary global changes. This course allows the students to explore the Emirati society in global context. The students will be able to get an insight into the unique political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects of the UAE society. They will use this knowledge in their interpersonal dealings with the individual members of this community when they meet them in the work-related settings or the community. Students will develop awareness of cultural diversity advantages and disadvantages and discuss cultural, social and communication sensitivities and will be able to relate themselves to global context.

ITE 101, Information Technology

This course aims to develop effective literature search, scientific writing and presentation skills. It intends to enable the students to understand the various types of scientific literature available, perform an effective literature search, write a review on a scientific topic, prepare effective tables and graphs and present effective oral and poster presentations. The student will be made aware about plagiarism as well. Student will be able to demonstrate skills in searching a topic using various learning resources and databases (information literacy skills).

HS-HAP I 201, Human Body Systems-I (Anatomy and Physiology)

The first part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including body planes, directions and cavities, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous Systems and Special Senses.  This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory sessions will use models and manikins as well as plastinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

HS-CSK 102,   Communication Skills for Health Professionals

The course introduces the student to the principles of communication that enhance interpersonal communication between self and other individuals in small and large group settings. Examples from hospital settings will help the learners to visualize themselves in their future roles; lay emphasis to the increasing importance of communication between patient/client and care providers; and the connection between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes.

IS-PDR 102, Patient Care and Professional Conduct in Medical Imaging

The course deals with the management of a patient physically and mentally in a way which is very convenient to the patient and Medical Imaging Technologist. It provides information regarding management of emergency patient in different condition, moving and handling of trauma patients, isolated patients and aged patients. The course discusses about the global standards of infection control, isolation technique and emergency protocols in various conditions.

IS-RPH 102, Radiation Physics

The student identifies to the physics of production of X rays.  The course includes information related to understanding the relationship between mass and energy, structure of atom, electromagnetic radiation, devices working on magnetic properties, devices working on electricity, radioactivity and quality or intensity of X rays.

IS-ICE 201, Radiographic Instrumentation and QC

This course presents the student with the basic knowledge of the conventional equipment used in radiology department and also skills to perform quality control protocols. The course deals with the knowledge related to x-ray circuits, concepts of electricity and magnetism as applied to construction and operation of the x-ray machine and factors and interactions involved in x-ray production.

Semester – 3

HS-HAP II 201, Human Body Systems – II (Anatomy and Physiology)

The second part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine and Reproductive Systems and common tests and procedures specific to the organ systems.  This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory sessions will use models and manikins as well as plastinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

IS-SKA 102, Skeletal Anatomy

This is a hybrid course designed to develop the students’ ability to relate human anatomy (Skeletal system) and radiographic image.  The localization and identification of human anatomy on the radiographic image is emphasized.

IS-SKP I 201, Skeletal Radiographic Procedure- I

This course deals with the knowledge of the procedure for examination of X ray, preparation of room, instruments, apparatus, patient preparation and positioning, use of accessories, relevant exposure factors etc. More focus will be given to incorporate practical and theory works, and emphasis will be placed on to understand the anatomical and physiological basis of radiographic procedure. This course includes terminology, principles, and procedures involved in routine radiographic positioning for demonstration of the chest, abdomen, upper extremities, digestive system, and urinary system.

IS-RGA I 201, Radiographic Anatomy-I

This course introduces the student to human anatomy as seen in the X-ray 2-Dimwntional planes.  Anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis will be studied using conventional procedures.  Normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and selected pathologies will be discussed in the various body regions.

IS- DPC 201, Digital Image Processing and Communication

Image processing is one of the core subjects for imaging sciences student. In this course various aspects of conventional and advanced image processing techniques are taught.  It also deals with the information regarding the various steps involved in the computerized and digital radiography. Also, the course is designed to give the students the information needed for image archiving includes, PACS system, RIS and HIS.

IS-ISR 202, Special Radiographic Instrumentation and QC

This course introduces the basic knowledge related to advanced technological equipment in the field of medical imaging including digital radiography, computer radiography; picture archiving and communication system and special imaging techniques. This course will also explore the components, principles, operations and quality control of digital imaging systems. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed.

IS- PRA I 201, Practicum I

This course is the first of a series of four clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in radiographic positioning for X rays of Skeletal system. Student will also gain exposure in the conduction of all upper and lower extremities, skull, pelvic and all bone regions with standard as well as special views and techniques. During these postings’ students will be trained to carry out and assist in simple imaging procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

Semester – 4

HS-PAP 201: Patho Physiology

This course introduces the students to the study of causes and mechanisms of diseases. The responses to injury are dealt first at the cellular level followed by changes at the level of tissues and organs. The topics include cellular pathology, inflammation and tissue repair, hemodynamic, genetic and immune disorders, neoplasia, disorders of nutrition and environmental pathology. The students then learn to apply the concepts of disease mechanisms in the setting of each organ system. The underlying pathologic basis of systemic diseases will be dealt extensively.

IS-SRP 202, Special Radiographic Procedures

This course presents the student with guidelines on working knowledge of various radiological procedures like Intravenous Urogram, Barium studies, Endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Percutaneous Trans hepatic Biliary Drainage that are routinely performed in medical imaging. The course will highlight on the details of each procedure and also deals with the indications, contra indications, techniques and problems related to individual procedures.

IS-SKP II 202, Skeletal Radiographic Procedure- II

This course is the first of a series of four clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in radiographic positioning for X rays of Skeletal system. Student will also gain exposure in the conduction of all upper and lower extremities, skull, pelvic and all bone regions with standard as well as special views and techniques. During these postings, students will be trained to carry out and assist in simple imaging procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

IS-RGA II 202, Radiographic Anatomy-II

This course introduces the student to human anatomy as seen in the X-ray 2-Dimwntional planes.  Anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis will be studied using conventional procedures.  Normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and selected pathologies will be discussed in the various body regions.

IS-PHR 202, Pharmacology for Radiographers

This course presents basic pharmacologic principles along with the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly seen in medical imaging practice. The lessons are organized using a systems approach and will deal with the pathophysiology of altered body functions and discuss the drug groups used for treatment. Case studies will be used to discuss how drugs affect medical intervention and how host factors may affect drug effectiveness.

BIS 101 Biostatistics

This course introduces the basic concepts of Biostatistics and Research methods.  The students learn to compute simple qualitative or quantitative data into meaningful information using statistical techniques and to design a research project.

IS- PRA II 202, Practicum II

This course is the second of a series of five clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in radiographic positioning for X rays and gain exposure in the conduction of special procedures like vascular interventional angiography, Non vascular interventional radiology, Cardiac interventional angiography, Dacrocystography, Sialography, Fallopian Tube Recanalization and Hysterosalpingography. During these postings, students will be trained to carry out simple nursing procedures and assist in treatments under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

Semester – 5

IS-CSA I 301, Sectional Anatomy- I

This course introduces the student to human anatomy as seen in the transverse, coronal, and sagittal planes.  Anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis will be studied using CT and MRI images.  Normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and selected pathologies will be discussed in the various body regions.

IS-CTI 301, CT Instrumentation, and QC

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of the functioning and operation of Computed Tomography within the standards. This course aims at developing the knowledge and gaining the skills related to Computed Tomography. This course serves as an initial platform to persons who would aspire to work in the field of Computed Tomography, to use the CT data for research purposes or conduct a higher education in Computed Tomography Image.

IS-CTP 301, CT Scan Protocols

This course is a study of the technological developments behind computed tomography. Students will learn an overview of scanner components, terminology, data acquisition, digital imaging, image reconstruction, display and manipulations. Current applications will be explored including patient screening, contrast utilization and administration, contrast reactions and treatment, pediatrics, conscious sedation and monitoring, and radiation Protection.

IS-RPI 301, Radiographic Pathology and Image Interpretation

This course provides the guidelines for the radiographic student with a basic knowledge of pathological changes of a disease, which mainly include cell injury and adaptation, inflammation and repair, fluid and hemodynamic derangements, neoplasia, infectious diseases and diseases of white cell and lymph nodes.

IS-RPR 301, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

This course deals with developing knowledge related to protecting self, clients and public against the effects of radiation. The course will also discuss the global standards of protection forwarded by the state and federal regulatory agencies on radiation safety. Also designed to impart the study of radiobiology as it pertains to Radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy. Also, this course presents the student to understand the biologic effects of ionizing radiation at the cellular level, somatic and genetic effects of radiation exposure and to correlate the knowledge of radiation protection to minimize these effects. This course deals with the theories and principles of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living systems. Student will also learn about various factors involved in the acute and long-term effects of radiation on biologic molecules & organisms.

IS-PRA III 301, Practicum III

This course is the third of a series of five clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in positioning that will demonstrate the knowledge of clinical application of computer tomography. During these postings, students will be trained to carry out imaging procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

Semester – 6

IS-CSA II 302, Sectional Anatomy 2

This course introduces the student to human anatomy as seen in the transverse, coronal, and sagittal planes.  Anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis will be studied using CT and MRI images.  Normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and selected pathologies will be discussed in the various body regions.

IS-RRP 302, Radiochemistry and Radio pharmacy

Includes radioactive decay and production of radionuclides. Emphasis on Radiopharmaceuticals and their ideal characteristics, bio-distribution and clinical applications. Incorporates quality control tests and mathematical equations. At the end of the course the students should be able to apply the technical procedures included in the interventional area of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Radiopharmacy.

IS-MRI 302, MRI Physics, Instrumentation, and QC

Content of this course covers the history and development of MRI as a diagnostic tool. This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of MR imaging principles. Topics include the history of MR, magnetization, precession, resonance, relaxation, and MR signal production. During the course students will be equip with an understanding of the physical components of an MRI scanner. Students will learn the functionality of the MRI hardware components are used during the acquisition of a MR Image. Content reinforce knowledge in computing and information processing. Students will also learn the safety aspects of MRI including the static magnetic field, time varying magnetic field, and radio frequency field as well as the behavior of mechanical and electronic implanted devices and metallic foreign bodies. In addition, students will be instructed on how to respond to an emergency in the MRI environment.

IS-MRP 302, MRI Protocols

Content of this course is designed to provide a comprehensive explanation of the physical phenomenon of Image Formation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The subjects are formatted in individual outlines and can be sequenced according to the level of knowledge desired. Topics include image weighting, spatial resolution, signal to noise ratio, scan time, image acquisition and reconstruction, pulse sequences, flow phenomena and image artifacts. Participants in this class will be instructed to the advance MRI techniques including perfusion, diffusion, fMRI, spectroscopy and interventional MRI. Vascular and Cardiac imaging techniques will be cover.

IS-MUS 302, Medical Ultrasonography

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of the functioning and conduction of Ultrasonography within the standards. This course aims at developing the knowledge and gaining the skills related to Ultrasonography. This course serves as an initial platform to persons who would aspire to work in the field of Ultrasonography.

IS-PRA IV 302, Practicum IV

This course is the fourth of a series of five clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in positioning for demonstration of the knowledge of clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging. During these postings, students will be trained to carry out imaging procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

Semester – 7

HS-RMT 401, Research Methodology and Epidemiology

This course is designed to give selected students an introduction of research on a limited. Small topic of their choosing and interest. They will learn the philosophy and tools of research such as how to review literature, how to write a research plan and protocol, and how to analyze, write up and present results of their study and course introduces the basic concepts of Biostatistics and Research methods. The students learn to compute simple qualitative or quantitative data into meaningful information using statistical techniques and to design a research project.

IS-NUM 401, Nuclear Medicine Physics and Techniques

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of the functioning and conduction of nuclear medicine techniques within the standards. This course aims at developing the knowledge and gaining the skills related to nuclear medicine radiology techniques. This course serves as an initial platform to persons who would aspire to work in the field of nuclear medicine techniques. This course deals with the basic concepts of medical specialty which involves the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

IS-IRT 401, Interventional Radiology

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of the functioning and conduction of interventional radiology techniques within the standards. This course aims at developing the knowledge and gaining the skills related to interventional Radiology techniques. This course serves as an initial platform to persons who would aspire to work in the field of interventional radiology techniques.

EIS 101, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability

This course aims to initiate final year students in innovation process, enable them with basic entrepreneurship skills and make them understand the concepts of sustainability in modern word in the field of their future profession. Course is designed in 3 parts to explain main principles of entrepreneurial process; to link them with concept of innovation and to engage in sustainability leadership to affect positive societal change. For future medical professionals, this course must ensure ability of medical decision making properly balanced between professional, ethical approaches on one side and finance and business on the other side.

IS- PRA V 401, Practicum V

This course is the fifth of a series of five clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences, as the student is trained to develop basic skills in positioning for demonstration of the knowledge of clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, ultrasound, CT and interventional angiographic protocol. During these postings, students will be trained to carry out imaging procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

Semester – 8

IS- EPR 410, Extended Clinical Practicum & Research

The course is designed to provide practical training and experiences in the workplace.  The student is expected to work independently in all areas of the department of radio diagnosis on rotation. The students will be required to work independently with minimal supervision and gain mastery of the procedural skills in radiography, radiological special procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scan, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology. They will perform the routine radiographic positioning and standard protocols for other imaging modalities and will report for verification to the clinical supervisors. They should be able to perform the quality control protocol for each modality on a daily routine procedure. The student will also conduct a research study and submit a project report.

Admission requirements for BSc. MIS program

  • 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 of December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A / or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  • 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/General 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 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’ inany 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.
  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Emphasis on advanced Medical Imaging skills
  • Hands on training on the state-of-the-art facilities at our hospital network which will provide real life experience
  • Competency based curriculum to enhance the correlation with clinical application
  • Qualified and experienced clinical instructors to supervise and guide students during clinical training
  • Additional clinical training at the other hospitals to provide exposure at various aspects of Medical Imaging
  • 360-degree clinical assessment and feedback
  • Facility to continue the internship at Thumbay Hospital soon after the program to aid the professional licensing process

Clinical training sites

  • Thumbay University hospital
  • Thumbay Hospitals, Ajman and Dubai
  • Thumbay Clinics, Ajman and Sharjah
  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Ajman
  • Completion of credits required for the program
  • A minimum CGPA of 0
  • A minimum pass mark of 60% (Grade D) for each course
  • A minimum attendance of 80%

Competencies

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

  • 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.

Medical Imaging is one of the dynamic and fast-growing professions around the globe. After completing the bachelor’s degree in medical Imaging Sciences, you will be able to enter your career in the following areas,

  • 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 with manufacturers of diagnostic Imaging equipment.
  • Advance in a career by pursuing higher education in specialty areas like Mammography, Computed Tomography, in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.