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BS in Radiologic Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BS RadTech) is a four-year degree program designed to train students on how to operate medical imaging equipment such as X-rays, CT scanners, MRIs, sonogram machines, and 3D medical imaging programs among other computer and web-based software programs. Students are also taught how to perform associated clerical duties, including scheduling and maintaining paperwork for office and clinical machinery. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to take BS in Radiologic Technology in College are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Community and Public Health
  • Medical Terminology
  • Research Writing
  • Radiologic Physics
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Radiographic Technique
  • Film Processing and Analysis
  • Radiographic Positioning and Radiologic Procedures
  • Radiologic Contrast Examinations
  • Patient Care and Management
  • Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
  • Radiologic Pathology
  • Computed Tomography Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasonography
  • Nuclear Medicine


Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.


Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture


Program Outcome

Graduates of  BS in Radiologic Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Apply scientific knowledge and technical skills in the Radiologic Technology
  • Follow the professional ethical practices and regulations both in local and international setting
  • Implement safety and protection measures of radiation
  • Be a compassionate radiologic technologist to patients
  • Participate in research activities
  • Engage in lifelong learning


On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in different tertiary hospitals doing clinical duty. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Licensed Radiologic Technologist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Radiologic Technology needs to pass the Radiologic Technology Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Radiologic Technology under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Radiologic Technology may pursue a career path in different tertiary hospitals. They may apply as a radiologic technologist, computed tomography technologist, magnetic resonance imaging technology, ultrasound technologist, positron emission tomography technologist, cardiovascular technologist, mammography technologist, interventional radiologic technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapy technologist, or a digital subtraction angiography technologist.

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Reviews of BS in Radiologic Technology graduates:

J. C.
◈ Studied BS in Radiologic Technology
◈ At Holy Infant College
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletAbout my college education: The course is fun, and an interesting course to take up. I learned everything about radiation, and its kinds.

The most challenging topic to learn was a special procedure with contrast, as there was no practical application of the key concepts we have learned, not until we did our internship.

Good thing we had excellent training back in school.

list bulletMy current job: Radiologic Technologist at Manila East Medical Center

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me weeks before I got my first job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Radiologic Technology: Yes, aside from it being in demand, it is fun and exciting!
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