HNC Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging

HNC Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging at SCQF level 7 is designed to offer trainee assistant practitioners generic skills and knowledge required by all allied health professionals, in addition to specific diagnostic imaging skills and knowledge.

This qualification is available through colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging has been designed to support part-time delivery modes, principally for those already in employment. It could be delivered by flexible delivery/blended learning to support the continual professional development (CPD) of allied health professionals in employment.

Who does this qualification suit

Most candidates for the HNC in Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging will be employed in a clinical environment as a trainee Assistant Practitioner (or equivalent) and will be recommended by their employers.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. For candidates without previous relevant work experience, evidence of successful study at the following levels is recommended:

  • Science (Biology or Physics) at SCQF level 6
  • English and/or Communication at SCQF level 5

Candidate Information

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Progression

Candidates could go on to gain employment at Assistant Practitioner level.

Some candidates may progress to further study as this HNC meets the general theory prerequisites for direct entry to second year of degree courses in radiography at Scottish universities. Candidates would also need to evidence investigation skills and sufficient clinical experience.

Completion of this HNC plus demonstration of the necessary clinical skills and behaviours by completing the Unit ‘Work Role Effectiveness’, allows application to join the Society and College of Radiographers’ voluntary register of Radiography Assistant Practitioners.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply.

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Arrangements Documents

Title: HNC Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging
Code: G87T 15
Date: Version 02 (November 2012)
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements document (258 KB)

Group Award Specifications

Title: HNC Diagnostic Imaging
Code: G87T 15
Date: November 2006
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Diagnostic Imaging Group Award framework (60 KB)

Assessment Exemplars

LOGO: Europe and Scotland. Your centre's SQA Co-ordinator will have access to these HN Assessment Exemplars on SQA's website. Please approach them for copies.


Title: Clinical Oncology: Introduction
Unit Code: DW94 34
Publication: CB3771
Edition: 1st Edition, October 2007
Downloads: Clinical Oncology: Introduction Exemplar

Title: Communication: Writing Skills
Unit Code: DP5A 34
Publication: CB3770
Edition: 1st Edition, September 2008
Downloads: Communication: Writing Skills Exemplar

Title: Diagnostic Radiography: Introduction
Unit Code: DW95 34
Publication: CB3772
Edition: 1st Edition, August 2007
Downloads: Diagnostic Radiography: Introduction Exemplar

Title: Health Care Policy
Unit Code: DR3N 34
Publication: CB3773
Edition: 1st Edition, September 2008
Downloads: Health Care Policy Exemplar

Title: Patient Care in Radiography
Unit Code: DW99 34
Publication: CB3775
Edition: 1st Edition, February 2008
Downloads: Patient Care in Radiography Exemplar

Title: Physiology for Health Care Professionals
Unit Code: DR3P 34
Publication: CB3774
Edition: 1st Edition, January 2009
Downloads: Physiology for Health Care Professionals

Title: Positive Health Care for Individuals
Unit Code: DR3R 34
Publication: CB3776
Edition: 1st Edition, December 2007
Downloads: Positive Health Care for Individuals Exemplar

Title: Psychology and Sociology in Health Care
Unit Code: DR3T 34
Publication: CB4191
Edition: 1st Edition, January 2008
Downloads: Psychology and Sociology in Health Care Exemplar

Title: Radiation Physics: Foundations
Unit Code: DW9A 34
Publication: CB3777
Edition: 1st Edition, July 2007
Downloads: Radiation Physics: Foundations Exemplar

Title: Radiotherapy Foundations
Unit Code: DW9C 34
Publication: CB3778
Edition: 1st Edition, February 2008
Downloads: Radiotherapy Foundations Exemplar

Title: Radiotherapy Procedures
Unit Code: DW9D 34
Publication: CB3779
Edition: 1st Edition, November 2007
Downloads: Radiotherapy Procedures Exemplar

Title: Skeletal Imaging
Unit Code: DW9E 34
Publication: CB3769
Edition: 1st Edition, August 2007
Downloads: Skeletal Imaging Exemplar

Unit Downloads

Structure

Group Award code: G87T 15 (96 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 7

To achieve the HNC, candidates much achieve 12 mandatory Units.

  • Health Care Policy - DR3N 34
  • Psychology and Sociology in Health Care - DR3T 34
  • Physiology for Health Care Professions - DR3P 34
  • Positive Health Care for Individuals - DR3R 34
  • Communication: Writing Skills - DP5A 34
  • General Radiographic Anatomy - DW96 34
  • Radiation Physics: Foundations - DW9A 34
  • Patient Care in Radiography - DW99 34
  • Diagnostic Radiography: Introduction - DW95 34
  • Skeletal Imaging - DW9E 34
  • Visceral and Dynamic Imaging - DW93 34
  • Allied Health Professionals: Graded Unit 1 - DX40 34

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