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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographer

Entry requirements:

Secondary School diploma

Duration of the course:

3 years (180 credits)

Attendance:

Obligatory

Educational goals:

The purpose of this Course is to educate health care operators responsible for actions falling within their competence, authorized to carry out radiological investigations and services, in compliance with the regulations on radiology protection set by the European Union, on child, adult and geriatric patients.
The graduate is enabled to carry out – in compliance with the provisions of Law no. 25/83 – independently or in partnership with other health care professionals, on a physician's prescription, any intervention calling for the use of sources of ionizing radiations, whether artificial or natural, of heat, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, magnetic nuclear energies, as well as operations for physical or dosimetric protection; takes part in planning and organizing work in the context of the structure where he or she works and within his or her competences; plans and manages the delivery of multi-purpose services falling within his or her competence, in direct partnership with the radio-diagnostic physician, with the nuclear physician, with the radiotherapist physician and the health care physician, according to diagnostic and therapeutic protocols previously defined by the director of the structure; is responsible for proper operation of the equipment, solving minor problems and carrying out checking and control programmes in order to ensure quality according to pre-set indicators and standards; contributes to the education of the supporting staff, and shares directly in updating the professional profile and research.

Employment opportunities:

The graduate Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographer can work inside public (Local Health Care Boards, Hospitals) or private (Nursing Homes, Clinics) structures, as an employee or self-employed.

Location: Brescia, Cremona, Mantua