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

MISSION OF THE PROGRAM

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

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 insufficient details to ensure that, on graduation, they are competent to work as diagnostic radiographers within a healthcare team.
Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Major in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI)

Semester 1Cr/HSemester 2Cr/H
YEAR 1
ENG 100English I3ENG 104English II3
MTH 104Mathematics for Health Sciences3GEN 102Islamic Culture3
BIT 101Introduction to Information Technology Skills2MDI 102Introduction to medical diagnostic imaging.1
CHEM 100General Chemistry for Health Sciences3CMLS 121Medical physics3
GEN 306Human Biology3
ENG 200Medical Terminology3BMD 205Human Physiology3
CMLS 100Basic safety in Medical Laboratories1Health Communication Skills3
Total18Total16
YEAR 2
BMD 209Gross anatomy and histology3BMD 205Pathophysiology3
MDI 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 201General Psychology3MDI 216Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 12
AHS 291Ethics in applied Medical Carrier2MDI 218Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 1 Lab1
BMD 208Biochemistry for Health Sciences3MDI 224Peripheral osseous system radiography2
MDI 226Peripheral osseous system radiography Lab1
MDI 228Patient care in radiology department2
MDI 230Patient care in radiology department1
Total17Total16
YEAR 3
MDI 327Central osseous system radiography2MDI 334Radiographic cross-sectional anatomy2
MDI 329Central osseous system radiography Lab1MDI 336Radiographic cross-sectional anatomy1
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 302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3MDI 362Ultrasound3
MDI 385Internship I3MDI 376Nuclear medicine3
AHS 393Scientific Research Methodology2
Total18Total19
YEAR 4
MDI 413Quality control in medical imaging2MDI 444Evidence-based imaging3
MDI 415Quality control in medical imaging lab1AHS 493Research project2
MDI 463Magnetic resonance imaging2INFO311Introduction to Healthcare 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
Total18Total17
Total Total Credits Hours = 139

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.

The study plan composed of the following:

Course CategoryCreditsCourses
General Requirements2510
Core Supporting Medical Diagnostic Imaging196
Biomedical Courses186
Major Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI)5822
Internship183
Total Credits13947

1.General Requirements (28)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
ENG 100English I3
ENG 104English IIENG 1003
GEN 102Islamic Culture3
ENG 205Health Communication SkillsENG 1043
GEN 306Human Biology3
GEN 201General PsychologyENG 1043
GEN 302Fundamentals of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipENG 1043
BIT 101Introduction to Information Technology Skills2
AHS 291Ethics in Applied Medical Careers2
  1. Core Requirements (19)
Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
CHEM 100General Chemistry for Health Sciences3
CMLS 121Medical physics3
MTH 104Mathematics for Health Sciences3
AHS 393Scientific Research MethodologyBMD 2032
AHS 493Research projectAHS 3932
INFO311Introduction to Healthcare InformaticsBIT 101, GEN 3063
AHS 391Administration and quality assurance in applied health sciences3
  1. Biomedical courses Requirements (18)
Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
BMD 209Gross anatomy and histologyGEN3063
BMD 204Human physiologyGEN3063
BMD 205PathophysiologyBMD204, BMD2093
BMD 203Biostatistics for Health SciencesMTH 1043
BMD 200Medical TerminologyGEN3063
BMD 208Biochemistry for Health SciencesCHEM 1003
  1. Major MDI Requirements (58)
Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
MDI 102Introduction to medical diagnostic imaging.1
MDI 202Radiation biology and Radiation protection.MDI 1022
MDI 211Physics of radiologyCMLS121, MDI 1023
MDI 212Digital image processing and analysisMDI 2111
MDI 214Digital image processing and analysis lab1
MDI 216Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 1MDI 2112
MDI 218Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 1 lab1
MDI 224Peripheral osseous system radiographyBMD 2092
MDI 226Peripheral osseous system radiography lab1
MDI 228Patient care in radiology departmentMDI 1022
MDI 230Patient care in radiology department lab1
MDI 311Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 2MDI 2182
MDI 313Principles of Diagnostic Imaging 2 lab1
MDI 327Central osseous system radiographyMDI 2262
MDI 329Central osseous system radiography lab1
MDI 333Radiographic surface anatomyMED 2182
MDI 335Radiographic surface anatomy lab1
MDI 334Radiographic cross sectional anatomyMDI 3352
MDI 336Radiographic cross sectional anatomy lab1
MDI 346Radiologic pathologyBMD 2053
MDI 350Breast ImagingMDI 313, MDI 2301
MDI 352Fluoroscopic imagingMDI 3452
MDI 354Fluoroscopic imaging lab1
MDI 356Dental radiographyMDI 3291
MDI 362UltrasoundMDI 3133
MDI 376Nuclear medicineMDI 2113
MDI 413Quality control in medical imagingMDI 3132
MDI 415Quality control in medical imaging lab1
MDI 444Evidence-based ImagingMDI 465, MDI 4693
MDI 453Vascular imagingMDI 3542
MDI 455Vascular imaging lab1
MDI 463Magnetic resonance imagingMDI 3362
MDI 465Magnetic resonance imaging lab1
MDI 467Computed tomographyMDI 3362
MDI 469Computed tomography lab1
  1. Internship Requirements (18)
Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCo- requisiteCredit hours
MDI 385Internship IMDI 226MDI 3333
MDI 487Internship IIMDI 385MDI 465, MDI 469, MDI 4556
MDI 488Internship IIIMDI 4879

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations,” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

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