Radiological Technology

Bachelor Degree Programme

A radiologic technologist develops X-ray images and operates imaging devices e.g. for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound.

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Profession and career prospects

What does a career as a radiology technologist entail?

A radiologic technologist develops X-ray images and operates imaging devices e.g. for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound. Radiation therapy treats patients with tumour diseases by applying ionising radiation according to doctors' prescriptions, whereas nuclear medicine administers nuclear medicine therapy.

Radiologic technologists are important contacts for all doctors when it comes to working with high-tech devices, yet they also work directly with patients. As a radiologic technologist you prepare images from inside the patient's body with image processing and analysis. These images are used as an essential basis for diagnosing and treating diseases. As a specialist in radiation and/or nuclear medicine you will work in a rapidly developing medical field.

Besides the typical working environments such as hospitals, private radiology practices, outpatient clinics and rehabilitation centres, you can also choose to continue your career in research, industry facilities or in the field of veterinary medicine. Career prospects for radiologic technologists are diverse and promising and you willbe able to establish valuable contacts with potential employers already during your practical training.

Curriculum

What can you expect from the study programme?

The study programme has a modular structure starting off with basic subjects such as anatomy, physiology, physics, and conventional radiology. Your theoretical knowledge will improve as you put it into practice during the practical training, which focusses on diagnosis. Your third semester will be dedicated to cross-sectional imaging such as ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance while becoming familiar with the field of radiation protection. You will immediately get the chance to implement all these theoretical topics during the practical training.

The fourth semester is all about radiation therapy and nuclear medicine. With these two topics, you complete your basic training and are well prepared for the fifth semester that will be purely practical. The practical training takes place in a hospital, a private radiology practice or the research apartment of a university or an industry facility. Of course, you can also take the opportunity to do your practical training abroad with the Erasmus+ Programme.

During your studies you will attend several lectures with students from other study programmes which will prepare you for working in an interdisciplinary team in the future. This demonstrates the importance of collaboration across all specialisations in order to think beyond the framework of your own professional background.

During your studies you will be required to write two Bachelor Papers. The topic for the first paper, which is written in the third semester, is related to conventional radiology, cross-sectional imaging techniques and radiation protection. For the second paper you can choose from the entire range of topics relevant to your profession, which you will have become familiar with during the study programme.
Curriculum

Practical training

What can you expect from the practical training?

The practical training consists of 57 ECTS or 1.425 hours to be completed during your 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th semester.

Duration and extent of the practical training:
  • 2th semester / 18 ECTS / 450 hours
  • 3th semester / 8 ECTS / 200 hours
  • 5th semester / 24 ECTS / 600 hours
  • 6th semester / 7 ECTS / 175 hours

Take the opportunity to do your practical training abroad with the Erasmus+ Programme.

Degree Programme - an overview

Profession
Radiologic Technologist
Degree
Bachelor of Science in
Health Studies (BSc)
Organisational form
6 semester, full-time, 180 ECTS
Language of instruction
German
Number of study places
24 per admission cycle
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 per semester +
contribution to study materials € 88,00 per academic year + Austrian Students´ Union fee
ÖH-Beitrag
Admission cycle
Yearly
Contact
Studien-Service-Center
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