Are you looking for a course that will both save and improve lives? Then we suggest you consider a course in healthcare and no other place than Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), College of Health and Sciences (COHES). Every employment in healthcare is significant, and the majority in some way directly contributes to a patient’s condition, even if that doesn’t exactly narrow your alternatives.

As a diagnostic radiographer, you will use some techniques and technology in order to identify the cause of the patient’s illness or injury. To be able to perform these tasks you will use Machines like the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines, ultrasounds, and X-rays.

What is required of you to enroll in the course? The minimum entry requirements (Direct entry) are K.C.S.E C+ (plus) mean grade in addition the applicants must have the alternative combinations of cluster subjects Biology C+, Physics C+ Mathematics/Chemistry C+ English/ Kiswahili or B- in biological sciences B- in Physical sciences and a C+ in English/Kiswahili. Bachelor of Radiography (upgrading module) is offered part-time and applicants must have a diploma or HND in medical imaging science.

Bachelor of Science, Radiography is one of the most marketable courses in Kenya today. It is a clinical course that takes 4 academic years, a full-time mode of study.

 A Radiographer viewing X-Ray film
A Radiographer viewing an X-Ray film

The course also offers the opportunity to O – level students and diploma holders from recognized institutions or holders of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in imaging Science. The course not only, positions you to prevent the patients from becoming seriously ill but also gives you a chance to learn and master the use of highly innovative technology. Most patients will undergo a diagnostic assessment before getting treatment hence radiography plays a major role in improving the well-being of a patient. At the end of the day, Doctors need an accurate radiography test to ensure that diseases are caught in time and patients are given the best treatment.

The clinical part of the course requires students to go for rotations in a progressive manner in the hospital radiography department. In the final year, students do a research project on a topic related to radiation sciences and medical imaging that interest them.

An alumnus of JKUAT College of Health and Sciences Radiography class, Enock Kiplangat  Keter, had this to say, “With the increasing burden of diseases and the need for early detection the demand for skilled radiographers in Kenya is steadily growing. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, with the high number of skilled professionals was the choice for me.”

If you are looking to pursue a hands-on course that is fulfilling and keeps changing with modernization then BSc Radiography is suitable for you. JKUAT offers a friendly environment, and for anyone empathic to the patients, hoping to work to make lives better then Radiography is the field for you. Diagnostic imaging is a vital component in today’s healthcare industry, providing vital insights and information that guides doctors before any invasive procedures are done. This, therefore, means that the demand for experts is rapidly increasing. Bachelor of Radiography is a program offered in JKUAT at the College of Health and Sciences (COHES) in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences. COHES is well equipped with the latest state of art facilities designed to meet the needs of modern-day students. Upon successful completion of this degree, a graduate can apply and register as a diagnostic radiographer or become a member of the Society of Radiography in Kenya.


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