Medical Imaging Science

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

To Prepare Emirati national students to practice competently and effectively as medical imaging professionals in diverse healthcare environments and meet the continuously thriving UAE stakeholder’s demands for medical imaging human resources

Program Description

Medical Imaging Science Program 

The Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science (BMIS) program includes a knowledge base that examines specializations of general, emergency and specialized Medical Imaging best practices. This is in alignment with the industrial multimodality medical imaging professionals characteristics.

The BMIS program offers students in Year 4 an option to follow one of three tracks in MRI, advanced CT applications or clinical mammography. Each track consists of 9 credits where students select specialized imaging modality. The track option will distinguish graduates from other competitor programs ones by equipping each BMIS graduate with a strong background to become ready for the high end specialized imaging job on the first day of employment.

The program provides a mix of education and training that equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and competencies to work within the UAE healthcare services system to effectively fulfil health care needs from the medical imaging perspective.

 BMIS program credentials incorporate extensive supervised professional clinical placement in relevant healthcare settings. 

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

  1. Develop a competent professional with innovative knowledge and skills required for Medical Imaging.
  2. Enables the student to think critically and solve problems in their clinical work environment.
  3. Prepare graduate with the necessary communication skills to interact with patients and healthcare providers that fulfilling the future demands of the UAE healthcare industry and societal needs.
  4. Prepare graduates with applied skills in management and leadership, independently and in a supervisory capacity within the health care team.
  5. Prepare the graduate to interact with the Professional Council as a healthcare worker in a compassionate, ethical, and professional manner
  6. Promote life-long learning and research activities, allowing graduates to anticipate the medical imaging needs and to deliver optimal and timely diagnoses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science (NQF Level 7)

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

PLO1. Apply advanced knowledge, management and critical decision-making as a member or technical leader within the national and global medical imaging context during the provision of quality healthcare services in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

PLO2. Apply theoretical, practical and evidence based techniques during the implementation of strategies and protocols that addresses challenges in undertaking general, emergency and specialized imaging procedures and patient care.

PLO3. Evaluate radiographic images produced to ensure optimum image quality and quality assurance procedures, while promoting patient safety within sound ethical standards, ALARA principles and best practice frameworks.

PLO4. Demonstrate technical leadership attributes and the ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team in a diverse range of general, emergency and specialized medical imaging settings. (Technical leadership)

PLO5. Apply professional competencies and innovative solutions through independent learning while fostering a lifelong learning culture and a continuous rigorous applied research attitude to learners.

PLO6. Apply entrepreneurial and innovation skills to help contribute to the improvement of general and emergency medical imaging practice. (Graduating Companies).

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 126 credits as follows:

Health Science Core Courses24
Medical Imaging Core Courses51
Medical Imaging Preceptorship Courses18
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours126

Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science

Health Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 24
HSC 1023Chemistry for Health Sciences3
HSC 1033Anatomy and Physiology3
HSC 1113Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice3
HSC 1123Work Health and Safety3
HSC 1803Medical Terminology for Health Sciences3
HSC 4003Research Methods for Health Sciences3
HSC 4006Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences6
Medical Imaging Core Courses
Required Credits: 51
HMI 2002Medical Imaging Technology I3
HMI 2003Patient Care in Medical Imaging I3
HMI 2102Medical Imaging Technology II3
HMI 2303Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures I3
HMI 2403Medical Imaging Anatomy and Pathology I3
HMI 2503Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures II3
HMI 2603Medical Imaging Anatomy and Pathology II3
HMI 3002Medical Imaging Technology III3
HMI 3003Patient Care in Medical Imaging II3
HMI 3103Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures III3
HMI 3113Specialised Imaging I3
HMI 3213Radiation Safety and Biology3
HMI 3223Cross Sectional Anatomy3
HMI 4003Quality Management in Medical Imaging3
HMI 4013Specialised Imaging II3
HMI 4113Specialized Imaging III3
HMI 4203Professional Practice3
Medical imaging Preceptorship Courses
Required Credits: 18
HMI 2613Clinical Preceptorship I3
HMI 3013Clinical Preceptorship II3
HMI 3233Clinical Preceptorship III3
HMI 4023Clinical Preceptorship IV3
HMI 4106Clinical Preceptorship V6
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
Description Data
Total Required Credits 126
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHMIU
Major Code HMI

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
HSC 1013 Human Biology 3
HSC 1113 Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice 3
HSC 1803 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
HSC 1023 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3
HSC 1033 Anatomy and Physiology 3
HSC 1123 Work Health and Safety 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
HMI 2002 Medical Imaging Technology I 3
HMI 2003 Patient Care in Medical Imaging I 3
HMI 2303 Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures I 3
HMI 2403 Medical Imaging Anatomy and Pathology I 3
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
HMI 2102 Medical Imaging Technology II 3
HMI 2503 Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures II 3
HMI 2603 Medical Imaging Anatomy and Pathology II 3
HMI 2613 Clinical Preceptorship I 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 3
Semester 5
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
HMI 3002 Medical Imaging Technology III 3
HMI 3003 Patient Care in Medical Imaging II 3
HMI 3013 Clinical Preceptorship II 3
HMI 3103 Medical Imaging Positioning and Procedures III 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 6
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
HMI 3113 Specialised Imaging I 3
HMI 3213 Radiation Safety and Biology 3
HMI 3223 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
HMI 3233 Clinical Preceptorship III 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 4
Semester 7
HMI 4003 Quality Management in Medical Imaging 3
HMI 4013 Specialised Imaging II 3
HMI 4023 Clinical Preceptorship IV 3
HMI 4203 Professional Practice 3
HSC 4003 Research Methods for Health Sciences 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
HMI 4106 Clinical Preceptorship V 6
HMI 4113 Specialized Imaging III 3
HSC 4006 Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours126

Hussam Khalid Beituni, Masters (Medical Imaging Interpretation), Charles Sturt University,Australia

Hind Abdulla Binjaffar, Masters of Science (Hospital Management), Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart university,UAE

Omar Abdelmajid Thalji,Masters (Diagnostic Imaging), Glasgow Caledonian University,UK 

Collen Khulekani Mbambo, Masters (Radiography), University of Johannesburg,South Africa

Shonelle Doreen Britton, Masters (Radiography), University of Johannesburg,South Africa

Rabia Begum Ali, Bachelors (Medical Imaging Technology), Sikkim Manipal University,India

Fatmah Ali Al Sharqi, Bachelors (Medical Imaging), Higher Colleges of Technology in Fujairah,UAE

Noor Adnan Al Ani,  Bachelors (Medical Diagnostic Imaging), Sharjah University, UAE

Hanna Joyce Miranda, Bachelors (Medical Imaging Technology), Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, India