Course Application Page for BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (ARD)

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Section 1 – Application

Thank you for considering Parkway College and the University of Hertfordshire as your first step towards developing your career in the health sector. To assist you in the application process, please read through this page carefully.

This programme is open to Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only. Applicants must fulfil the Entry Requirements of the course in order to be successfully enrolled in the programme.

The following documents are required to make an application:

Application Form(s)
1. Application Form (SA01 – FORM – Application Form)
2. Personal Statement* (About 250 words)

Supporting Documents
3. Two (2) passport-sized photographs (recently taken)
4. One (1) photocopy of NRIC (Please bring along your original NRIC to certify)
5. One (1) set “Certified True Copies” of relevant academic transcripts and certificates (GCE ‘A’ Level or diploma or degree, and GCE ‘O’ Level) and bring along original transcripts and certificates. If the original is not in English, an official translation/notorised copy will be required.
6. Application fee of S$214 (Non-refundable processing fee)

*Note on the Personal Statement:
Please furnish a personal statement to facilitate the student selection process. The personal statement is your opportunity to tell the college and the university about your suitability for the course that you hope to study. You need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment, and above all, ensure that you stand out from the crowd.

Please include the following information in the personal statement:
• Knowledge of diagnostic radiography
• Reasons for choosing diagnostic radiography
• Work experience (if any)
• Ability to empathise and caring nature
• Team and communication skills
• Outside of work interests


Section 2 – Selection Panel Interview

Applicants are required to attend and pass a selection panel interview. Applicants will be given a panel interview session date and time slot when they apply for the programme. Applicants will be informed of their application status within 2 weeks after the interview.


Section 3 – Medical Examination Report and Radiation License Application Form

Applicants who pass the selection panel interview, will be required to undergo health screening and immunization to determine their health status and reduce the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases for students who are at risk of exposure to and possible transmission of these infections. The NEA R1 application is submitted to NEA for the registration and issuance of radiation licence for radiation workers, including students.

You will be required to complete and submit the following forms by the stipulated deadline.

Medical Form(s)
1. Medical Examination Report (SA04 – Medical Examination Report)
2. National Environment Agency R1 Application Form (NEA R1 Application Form_Students_2017)

Supporting Document(s)
3. One (1) Original copy of Medical Examination Laboratory Report (by registered Medical Practitioner)
4. One (1) Original copy of Chest x-ray Report (by registered Medical Practitioner)

Note: The sections to be completed by applicants are:
Medical Examination Report – Page 1 and 2
NEA R1 Application Form – Page 1 and 2 except COUNTERSIGNATURES section to leave blank.

Note: The sections to be completed by a registered Medical Practitioner are:
Medical Examination Report – Page 3
NEA R1 Application Form – Page 4

 

Guide to completing the Medical Examination

The following instructions are a guide for applicants to complete the necessary forms. It is recommended to visit a clinic or hospital that can provide the required X-Ray and Blood Test reports.

1. Applicants may have the medical examination done by any registered Medical Practitioner in Singapore.
2. Bring the Medical Examination Form and NEA RI Application Form to your preferred clinic.
3. Please inform the Medical Practitioner to complete the required tests as required in the forms.
4. Please do the medical examination early as the results may take 2 to 3 weeks for processing.
5. Upon results collection, please have the Medical Practitioner sign page 3 of the Medical Examination Report and Page 4 of NEA RI Application Form.
6. Bring along the original copy of duly completed medical examination form and X-ray/relevant laboratory reports for submission.

Please allow up to 8 eights for processing upon submission of the full set of documents. Successful applicants will receive an offer package. Please refer to Local Students for information on the offer package.


Section 4 – Course Application Flowchart

Please refer to the Application Process Flowchart as a summary to understand the application process.

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Section 5 – Industrial Sponsorships

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Industrial Sponsorships for BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging

Candidates who have the passion to become healthcare professionals and would like to seek financial sponsorship in the healthcare sector may refer to Industrial Sponsorship for more information.

 


Section 6 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Is the BSc (Hons) and Diagnostic Radiography course approved by any governance body?
Yes, the BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging course is endorsed by the Singapore Society of Radiographers and registered with the Committee of Private Education, Singapore. It is also a Recognised Qualification in Radiography by Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Singapore.

What is the UCAS Tariff System?
The UCAS Tariff System is a system for allocating points to qualifications for entry to higher education. The UCAS Tariff System score is calculated based on your GCE ‘A’ Level grades. To calculate your UCAS Tariff System score, add the points corresponding to the grade that you obtained for every subject that you have completed at the GCE ‘A’ Level.

GradeTariff PointsGradeTariff Points
Subjects Taken at the H2 LevelSubjects Taken at the H1 Level
A*140A60
A120B50
B100C40
C80D30
D60E20
E40

What diplomas are considered in the relevant or science field?
Holders of diplomas from a Polytechnic Science faculty are generally accepted. Please contact us if you have a related science diploma not awarded by a Polytechnic’s Science faculty.

What is the course duration?
The entire duration is 3 years full-time consisting of classroom lectures, practical sessions and clinical placements at hospitals.

What is the course schedule like?
Lessons are typically held from Mondays to Fridays, and can start as early as 8.30am and end as late as 5.30pm. However, the timing of the lessons may vary from day to day depending on the modules. Students generally get 1 weekday afternoons free for recreation. The Year Plan and Module Timetables will be given to students on the first day of school.

What does the course fee cover?
The indicated course fee will cover the 3-year full-time programme, and includes clinical placement, assessment and examination fee. The course fee is to be paid by semester instalment. With a total of 3 semesters in a year, the total course fee for the programme is to be paid in a total of 9 instalments across 3 years. The fees do not include the application fee, enrolment fee, FPS fee, NEA radiation license registration fee, and miscellaneous fees eg. laboratory coat, and anatomical markers.

Please refer to the table below for more details about other fees. Please also refer to Student Policies for more information on miscellaneous fees. Kindly note that the fees reflected may be subject to changes without prior notice.

Please note that the enrolment fee, FPS premium and NEA radiation license registration fee must be paid upon the signing of the PEI-Student Contract.

S/NFee TypeFrequencyFee (S$)
1Application Fee for Courses (Non-Refundable)One-time payment214.00
2Enrolment Fee (Non-Refundable) – payable upon signing of PEI Student ContractOne-time payment321.00
3Fee Protection Scheme PremiumOne-time payment600.00 - 650.00
4National Environment Agency (NEA) Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)Annual105.00
5Anatomical MarkersPer piece21.40
6Thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) HolderPer pieceAs charged by NEA

Notes:
3. Fee Protection Scheme Premium:
This is compulsory for students enrolled in an EduTrust-certified private education institution. The Fee Protection Scheme ensures that in the event of a private education institution ceasing operations, the students would be able to recover the balance of their fees.
4. National Environment Agency (NEA) Registration Fee:
All radiation workers including students, are required to have a radiation license from NEA in order to perform radiation work.
5. Anatomical Markers:
Anatomical markers are identification markers used to mark x-ray films.
6. Thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) Holder:
All radiation workers are required to carry a TLD which records their radiation dosage absorbed when performing radiation work. The TLD holder is compulsory for keeping the TLD card in place.

What are the modes of payment for the course fee?
The modes of payment includes cash, cheque, credit card, telegraphic transfer, money order and cashier’s order.

Is sponsorship available for the course?
Limited numbers of education sponsorship may be available each year. Sponsorships typically comes with a working bond. Please refer to Section 5.

Can I choose the hospital / organisation for my clinical placement?
Students will not be able to choose the clinical placement site. This is intended so that the students gain the required clinical experience from various healthcare settings.

What are the career prospects for graduates of the course?
Diagnostic Radiographers are well sought after in Singapore and overseas. This programme is designed to provide the motivation and encouragement for personal development as a practitioner, in preparation for a fast-paced and rewarding career. Diagnostic radiography provides excellent career prospects with the opportunity for continuous career development.

In Singapore alone, four new acute care hospitals are being completed over the next 3 – 4 years and will require qualified radiographers in their daily operations. Singapore is projected to be developing into a healthcare hub and a health tourism destination, with many healthcare facilities being added to boost capacity in light of an ageing population trend in most developed countries. Healthcare professionals across all fields including diagnostic radiographers will be required as facilities commence their operations.

For example, CareersSG-Healthcare highlights the state of the Singapore Healthcare System in April 2016. The Singapore 2020 Healthcare Manpower Plan also highlights the growth in healthcare jobs where a total of 30,000 new healthcare jobs are projected to be created between 2015 and 2020 due to the aging population and new infrastructures being completed.