Radiological Technology

Radiological Technology

Radiological Technology is used in diagnostics and science for therapeutical purposes. Graduates are specialists in the fields of x-ray, tomographic techniques, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy as well as for radiation protection and quality assurance.

Brief programme profile

Programme type:
Bachelor Programme (full-time)
Programme duration:
6 Semester
ECTS:
180
Graduation:
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Study places/year:
48
Programme start:
The next programme starts on 16 september 2019.
Registration deadline:
2 January to 31 March 2020 and 1 April to 13 August 2020
Dates written entrance test:
3 April 2020, more dates to be announced
Requirements:
general university eligibility, adequate specific secondary school vocational certificate, certificate of access to higher education, relevant professional qualifications
Fees:
Study fees

Radiological technologists carry out examinations and treatment on patients using state-of-the-art technology. The „Radiological Technology“ Bachelor study programme aims to convey to the students extensive theoretical know how and practical skills, which will enable them to work autonomously and independently on and with the patients.

As well as expertise in technical methodology, the students acquire socio-communicative skills such as conflict management, the ability of self-reflection, team, capacity for teamwork, role distance etc. Furthermore they learn the fundamental concepts of scientific work. In the accompanying internship the student is offered the opportunity to realise and to intensify the acquired know how under expert guidance.

The study programme is divided into modules, which are partly offered on an inter-disciplinary basis. The curriculum is characterised by a balance between in-depth theoretical education, science and work experience. Graduates of the study programme are in a position, to expertly carry out the allocated tasks, while combining the know how from the various disciplines. They have learned to act reflectively and autonomously in their professional daily routine and to act in accordance with their code of conduct.

Programme focus

The programme focus is comprised of general and the job-related medical principles as well as of the relevant content from the reference sciences:

  • anatomy / physiology
  • radiation biology / radiation physics
  • radiation protection training
  • imaging and image analysis
  • angiography und interventional methods
  • tomographic techniques
  • equipment technology
  • medical information technology
  • radiotherapy
  • nuclear medicine
  • communication
  • work practice

As specialists in the fields of x-ray, tomographic techniques, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, radiological technologists are responsible for the correct execution of examinations and all the work involved with this. The data from the image and in text form the indispensable basis for the further results and diagnosis by the doctor. In radiotherapy radiological technicians accompany the patients over a longer period of time and are responsible for planning the radiotherapy and for carrying out the individual treatments. As a result of their in-depth training they are also specialists for the sound radiation protection training and quality assurance.

The job of the radiological technicians is characterised by an inter-disciplinary approach and is a varied and responsible field of work.

Business field

  • hospitals (general radiological institutes, accident x-rays, children‚Äôs x-rays, orthopaedic x-rays, angiography, mammography, CT, MR, US, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy)
  • surgeries, x-ray institutes
  • veterinary medicine
  • industry and research

The completion of this Bachelor-Programme entitles the graduate to participate in professional, but also in management or pedagogical Master Programmes in the field of the health professions. It is also possible to do further master and doctorate studies in Austria or abroad.

Skills & interests

Students should have the following skills and strengths:

  • social commitment
  • humane attitude
  • sociability
  • team player
  • communication skills, flexibility
  • mental and physical ability to deal with stress, stability
  • empathy
  • sense of responsibility
  • accuracy, precision
  • organisational skills
  • physical and manual skill
  • scientific and technical interest

Further information.

Age

The minimum age for the Bachelor-Programme is 18 years; there is no maximum age limit.

Registration Deadline

1 January to 31 März 2020

Dates for the written test

3 April 2020