Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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National Diploma Radiography (Diagnostic)

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This programme prepares students for the professional field of diagnostic radiography which entails the production of x-ray images of the human body in order to diagnose disease. Employment as a student radiographer by an approved hospital is usually a requirement of the course. The theoretical and practical components of the course are covered concurrently. Upon completion of training, all students are required by law to undertake one year of community service. This is a prerequisite for registration with the HPCSA as a radiographer.

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Every student of this Faculty is also bound by the NMMU?s regulations as contained in the General Prospectus. It is the responsibility of every student to acquaint him/herself with the contents of the General Prospectus.

Admission Points Score of 32. Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met. English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%). NSC achievement rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for Mathematics or 6 (70-79%) for Mathematical Literacy. NSC achievement rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for Physical Science and Life Sciences. Applicants must also be physically fit. Admission is subject to Department selection. Must meet diploma entry status as there are no extended programmes. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008 Senior Certificate with pass mark (minimum of SG=D) in Mathematics, Physical Science, English and Biology. Learners must score at least 28 points on the university?s SPS rating scale. Applicants must also be physically fit. Approximately 25 students are selected annually and will be notified in writing by November. Admission is subject to Department selection.

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