PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science degree in Radiography is designed to prepare students to operate x-ray equipment, position patients for x-ray procedures, practice radiation safety, produce x-ray images of human anatomy and deliver quality patient care through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical education. Through an integrated curriculum, students learn to analyze, reason, work independently or collaboratively, take appropriate actions in accordance with practice standards and evaluate the care delivered to patients through reflection, critical thinking and research. Students enrolled in this programme are expected to exhibit exceptional professional conduct and communicate effectively. Graduates of this programme are in high demand and qualify for entry level positions as radiographers at public and private hospitals and imaging centers. They are also well-prepared to pursue advanced certification in medical imaging specialties such as diagnostic medical ultrasound, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging to name a few. The curriculum is bench-marked against international standards in radiography education and graduates of the programme are eligible to apply through the Board of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago, to the Council for the Professions Related to Medicine for registration to practice in Trinidad and Tobago.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be at least 18 years of age before entering the degree programme.

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, physics and biology, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

 

 

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DURATION
4 Years (FT)

CAMPUS
El Dorado

SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY

                                                                                                                                      

COURSES IN THE MAJOR
 CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
CTIM 341 CT Imaging 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Writing 3
RADG 201 Fundamentals of Radiological Sciences 4 PSYC 106 Psychology for Health Professionals 3
RADG 213 Basic Anatomic Pathology 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
RADG 245 Science and Instrumentation I 4 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
RADG 246 Science and Instrumentation II 4 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
RADG 253 Imaging Procedures I 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
RADG 254 Imaging Procedures II 3 ENVS 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1
RADG 260 Clinical Practicum I 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1
RADG 261 Clinical Practicum II 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
RADG 275 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine I 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 21
RADG 312 Imaging Correlations with Sectional Anatomy 3 SUPPORT COURSES
RADG 331 Quality Assurance in Medical  Imaging 3 PHYS 102 Introduction to Physical Principles 4
RADG 343 Science and Instrumentation III 4 BIOL 114 Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology 4
RADG 344 Science and Instrumentation IV 4 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
RADG 353 Imaging Procedures III 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods 3
RADG 354 Imaging Procedures IV 3 BIOL 176 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
RADG 363 Clinical Practicum III 3 BIOL 276 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
RADG 364 Clinical Practicum IV 5 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
RADG 371 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine II 3 Total Support Course Credits 25
RADG 444 Medical Digital Imaging 3
RADG 455 Imaging Procedures V 3
RADG 465 Clinical Practicum V 3
RADG 466 Clinical Practicum VI 4
RADG 471 Change in Strategies for Health Profession 4
RADG 481 Research Methodology 3
RADG 482 Research Methodology II 3
RADG 483 Research Submission and Presentation 2
PHAR 251 Introduction to Pharmacology for Radiographers 3
RADT 222 Radiation Sciences 3
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 95

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

 

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To successfully complete the B.Sc. in Radiography, students must complete 141 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Courses in the major area of study 95 credits
Total credits in the major area of study 95 credits
Core curriculum courses 21 credits
Support courses 25 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 141 credits

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