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Programme : Diploma in Radiography

Diploma Radiografi

Programme Summary
Programme Code : JPT/BPP (R/725/4/0064) 10/20, MQA A 6128
Status Programme : Accredited
Institutes : Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP)
Specialisation : Medical & Allied Health Sciences
Study Level : Diploma
Intake : Jan&June
Duration : three_years


A Diagnostic Radiographer is defined as a professional from the Allied Health Science Group trained in the use of X-rays and other sophisicated diagnostic imaging systems, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerised tomography (CT), mammography, radionuclide imaging, angiography and digital radiography for the purpose of producing diognastic quality medical images to enable the Radiologist (a specialist doctor in Radiology) to diagnose diseases and abnormalities of the human body. The art and science of Diognostic Radiography requires the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the following specific areas ; anatomy and physiology; medical ethics; medical terminology; pathology; patient management; behavorial science; accurate patient positioning; the principal of X-ray exposures; quality assurance of medical imaging instruments; general physics; radiation physics and radiation protection; radiobiology; pattern recognition of normal and abnormal medical images; and photchemistry. The Diagnostic Radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare community. Good teamwork with the other healthcare providers expedite medical treatment of patients, and thus fasten their recovery towards good health. The students will spend 3 years full time studying with clinical practice at several government and private hospitals. The training programme is committed to graduating students wit a holistic experience in the art and science of medical imaging. It is designed to produced graduates who are technicall proficient and knowledgeable practioners, who take pride in providing exemplary patient care.

Programme Educational Outcomes:

  • PEO1
    To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative in delivering good health care services to the community.
  • PEO2
    To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in health care industry.
  • PEO3
    To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
  • PEO4
    To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
  • PEO5
    To produce graduates who are capable of embarking on business and technopreneurial activities.


Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • PLO1 
    Apply correctly knowledge of science radiographic and applied radiographic procedures, processes, systems or methodologies.
  • PLO2
    Practice appropriate medical diagnostic imaging skills to produce good quality radiographic image.  
  • PLO3
    Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards resolving related problems.
  • PLO4
    Show continual desire to give full commitment to uphold the professional radiographic ethics services to the community.
  • PLO5
    Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and team skills.
  • PLO6
    Design solution for broadly designed radiographic problems and demonstrate evidence-based practice skills in providing radiographic services.
  • PLO7
    Recognize the need for, and have ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
  • PLO8
    Conceptualize management skills, business practices and technopreneurial competencies. 

Career Path

Entry Requirement

1)    A pass in SPM or equivalent with five (5) credits at least C in the following subjects

  • ·       Bahasa Malaysia,
  • ·       English,
  • ·       Mathematics,
  • ·       1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science)
  • ·       and any 1 other subject;

2)    Applicant must have no serious physical or mental and congenital illness; and / or serious communicable disease(s)



Semester 1
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Basic Pathology I
  • Fundanmental Physics for Radiographers
  • Patient Management
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
  • Foundation English
  • Interpersonal skills 


Semester 2
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Basic Pathology II
  • Behavioral Science
  • Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Communication English 1


Short Semester
  • Co-Curriculum I
  • Mandarin I
  • Introduction to Information Communication Technology


Semester 3
  • Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Radiographic Photography and Quality Assurance I
  • Positioning Technique for General Radiography
  • Clinical Medical Imaging I
  • Amalan Islam in Malaysia / Religious Practices in Malaysia
  • Communication English 2


Semester 4
  • General Diagnostic Imaging Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Radiographic Photography and Quality Assurance II
  • Contrast Radiography and Specialised Imaging Technique
  • General Diagnostic Image Study I
  • General Diagnostic Image Study II
  • Clinical Medical Imaging II
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2


Short Semester
  • Mandarin II
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Semester 5
  • Specialised Diagnostic Imaging Instrumentation
  • Radiographic Photography and Quality Assurance III
  • Specialised Imaging Modalities and Specialised Imaging Study
  • Sectional Anatomy
  • Clinical Medical Imaging III


Short Semester
  • Case Study
  • Pengajian Malaysia


Semester 6
  • Clinical Practice VI
  • Basic Principles In Management

Entry Requirement


Contact Us

For further information please contact

Marketing & Student Recruitment Division
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 3, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn. Mdm Saralina Anuar)
Tel : +603 – 2175 4000
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