Do you want a job in an exciting technological environment and would you at the same time enjoy working with people in an health care profession? This is what a career as a radiographer offers! Radiographers are responsible for all diagnostic image acquisitions at hospitals; i.e. X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The images are subsequently examined by radiologists, specially trained doctors.
As part of their work, radiographers meet patients in all phases of life, often with an urgent need for information, guidance and care. Thus, care and communication abilities are at the heart of the radiographer. At the same time, as the technological development within health care services is intense and growing, it is mandatory that radiographers also have solid skills and competences in these areas, and that they are constantly updated.
The bachelor of radiography curriculum includes both technological and healthcare subjects. As the radiographer’s responsibilities cover only a small part of health care services as a whole, cooperation with other personnel categories is quite important. The radiography curriculum at Gjøvik University College (GUC) thus puts extra emphasis on issues such as trauma, radiation protection and digital imaging. Other core courses are anatomy, pathology, radiation physics and patient care. For an overview of all courses, see our curriculum at www.hig.no.
GUC use Problem Based Learning (PBL) as our basis teaching method. PBL implies that the students are studying and tutored in smaller groups. Students also are expected to take on a much more active and responsible part of their own education.
The curriculum consists of 2/3 theory and 1/3 practical training. The practical placement is conducted at radiological departments and patient wards within regional hospitals in Hedmark and Oppland counties. During the third curriculum year the students have the opportunity of studying abroad for three months as a part of their education.
Gjøvik University College offers continuing education programs for radiographers within digital radiography and image optimization, and in ultrasonography.
Most radiographers tend to work in hospitals, mainly within radiological and/or radiation therapy departments. However, as a radiographer you may also find job opportunities within higher education, among vendors and suppliers of radiological equipment, and even in hardcore industry. There are also possibilities for job positions in other countries.
ECTS credits: 180
General studies. Language of instruction is Norwegian
Semester fee: 750 NOK
Tlf: 61 13 54 00