Program TitleBachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • 139 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

The mission of the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Major in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI) is to be a premier in improving medical imaging sciences through graduating fully qualified graduates to fulfill the need in the community and the region, also to deliver high quality research in the field of medical imaging.

Professional Occupations For Which Graduates Are Prepared In The Program

Medical Imaging is a fast growing area with a very advanced imaging modalities and techniques, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron-Emission Tomography (PET) scans, being used extensively nowadays.

Medical imaging specialists (also called radiologic technologists and radiographers) are highly skilled technicians who will be competent diagnostic radiographer with the required skills for producing high quality medical images.

Medical Imaging Technicians can work in:

  • Hospitals in both public and private sectors.
  • Radiologic clinics and centers.
  • Application specialist in medical equipment companies.
  • Teaching institutions (Universities, Colleges) as laboratory assistants.
  • Research assistants.
  • Quality management and radiation protection technician.

This degree prepares medical imaging specialists to pursue postgraduate degrees such as Masters and Doctorates in their field.

Program Goals

The goal of the program is to produce competent, skilled practitioners who can undergo different imaging procedures in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories and industry, professionally. Furthermore, students are prepared to be good researchers who can pursue their studies in the future. So, the program was designed to:

  1. Provide students with the necessary clinical and didactic experience to become competent diagnostic radiographer with the required skills for producing high-quality medical images.
  2. Develop critical, analytical problem-based learning skills with the ability to explain the scientific basis of diagnostic radiography and will have theoretical and practical knowledge about different medical imaging modalities, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine.
  3. Prepare graduates who understand the ethics and regulations of the radiography career and know the principles of health organizations and society.
  4. Prepare graduates with the ability to provide professional patient care and the ability to show personal and professional development.
  5. Provide students with the skills required to protect patients, themselves and others from unnecessary radiation exposure.
  6. Providing the students with both academic and practical content in sufficient details to ensure that, on graduation, they are competent to work as diagnostic radiographers within a healthcare team.

Program Learning Outcomes

After completing this program, students should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the fundamental scientific and functional principles of all modalities associated with medical imaging including X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, Angiography, Mammography and other emerging / hybrid modalities.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of the interactions of ionizing radiation with matter and describe the instruments used to detect ionizing radiation and their appropriate selection in addition to understanding the hazards of ionizing radiations.
    3. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the radiographic cross-sectional anatomy and optimal imaging strategies for human structures and pathologies.
    4. Describe and demonstrate ability to implement the following: digital image processing techniques and applications: enhancement; segmentation; quantification; registration; medically relevant illustrative, image compression, investigative and imitative visualization technique.
    5. Apply knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of body systems alongside with the suitable role of medical imaging professionally as a diagnostic radiographer role.
    6. Identify and implement the requirements of applying radiation protection and health and safety regulations to the specific radiographic examinations and show the ability to analyze clinical scenarios where radiation protection may be compromised and make the correct decisions to ensure safe practicing.
    7. Apply critical and reflective thinking to clinical scenarios, including understanding how decision-making impacts on the quality of clinical practice, assessing information and demonstrating appropriate inquiry, including those relating to complex problems. explain the specific considerations that might be necessary to produce the required radiographs.
    8. Demonstrate through clinical placement professional and ethical conduct, sound patient care, high levels of communication and autonomy. When handling patients, students should always exercise the same consideration that they would wish to receive if they were ill.
    9. Implement and evaluate a range of diagnostic imaging examinations, adapt technique and approach to suit a range of patient clinical complexities and presentations and have the capacity to investigate alternative and emerging imaging techniques for optimal health-care delivery.
    10. Demonstrating effective communication showing the ability to collect, analyse and organize information and ideas and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently, in both written and spoken forms. Also, interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome, and finally, and to practice as part of an interdisciplinary team.

11) To develop independence and creativity by obtaining the ability to work and learn independently and effectively, generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments, formulate and investigate problems, create solutions, innovate and improve current practices, and the abilities and skills that provide a foundation for future leadership roles.

Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Major in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI)

Semester 1Cr/HSemester 2Cr/H
ENG 100English I3ENG 104English II3
MTH 100College Mathematics3GEN 102Islamic Culture3
BIT 100Introduction to Information Technology Skills2MDI 102Introduction to medical diagnostic imaging.1
CHEM 100General Chemistry for Health Sciences3CMLS 121Medical physics3
GEN 306Human Biology3BMD 200Medical Terminology3
ENG 205Health Communication Skills3BMD 208Biochemistry for Health Sciences3
CMLS 100General safety in Medical Laboratories1
BMD 209Gross anatomy and histology3BMD 205Pathophysiology3
BMD 204Human Physiology3MDI 202Radiation biology and Radiation protection.2
BMD 203Biostatistics for Health Sciences3MDI 212Digital image processing and analysis1
MDI 211Physics of radiology3MDI 214Digital image processing and analysis lab1
GEN 201/ 303General Psychology or Sociology3MDI 216Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 12
AHS 291Ethics in applied Medical Carrier2MDI 218Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 1 Lab1
MDI 224Peripheral osseous system radiography2
MDI 226Peripheral osseous system radiography Lab1
YEAR 3MDI 228Patient care in radiology department2
MDI 230Patient care in radiology department Lab1
MDI 327Central osseous system radiography2MDI 334Radiographic cross-sectional anatomy2
MDI 329Central osseous system radiography Lab1MDI 336Radiographic cross-sectional anatomy Lab1
MDI 333Radiographic surface anatomy2MDI 346Radiologic pathology3
MDI 335Radiographic surface anatomy Lab1MDI 350Breast Imaging1
MID 311Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 22MDI 352Fluoroscopic imaging2
MDI 313Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 2 Lab1MDI 354Fluoroscopic imaging lab1
AHS 391Administration and quality assurance in applied health sciences3MDI 356Dental radiography1
GEN 100Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3MDI 362Ultrasound3
MDI 385Internship I3MDI 376Nuclear medicine3
AHS 393Scientific Research Methods1
MDI 413Quality control in medical imaging2MDI 444Evidence-based imaging3
MDI 415Quality control in medical imaging lab1AHS 494Research project2
MDI 463Magnetic resonance imaging2INFO311Introduction to Health Informatics3
MDI 465Magnetic resonance imaging lab1MDI 488Internship III9
MDI 467Computed tomography2
MDI 469Computed tomography lab1
MDI 453Vascular imaging2
MDI 455Vascular imaging lab1
MDI 487Internship II6
Total Total Credits Hours = 137

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