Radiology Department

What is Radiology? - Radiography is one of the most important tools in modern medicine.  A Diagnostic Radiographer uses   X-rays, imaging and ultrasound enables diagnosis and assessment that would otherwise be impossible. High-energy radiation also provides life-saving treatment in cancers and tissue disease. Radiographers have the technical expertise and understanding to use these advancing technologies to best effect.

We try an accommodate as many students as possible who are interested in taking on Diagnostic Radiography, for further learning as well as those who are unsure as to what Radiography is all about and want to learn more. With the extensive range of Radiology modalities and specialities available here at the Trust, it is the ideal place to carry out such a placement in order to secure a place at University.

Radiology Work Experience One Day Observational Placement – Schedule for the day

9:00 – 9:30

Tour of the Radiology Department

9:30 –11:00

Emergency Department

11:00 - 11:20

BREAK

11:20 – 12:30

Outpatient X-ray

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 14:30

Fluoroscopy

14:30 – 15:30

Computed Tomography (CT Imaging)

15:30 – 16:30

In-patient X-ray

Please Note: Radiology is a one day placement and you must be 17 years old or over to apply.

It is essential to check the individual entry requirements for each university as most will request at least 3 A2 Levels of Grade B or higher. Radiology is one of the most popular degrees to apply for at university and is therefore very competitive, if you want to have a real chance of securing a place at university work experience is a very desirable option.

Personal Qualities Required:

  • Communication, helping and caring skills
  • Sensitivity and tolerance
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Potential to undertake an intensive course of study
  • Reliability, honesty and trustworthiness
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and determination

To apply please complete an application form attached below

Please return either by e-mail to: [email protected]  for Heartlands/Solihull & Good Hope placements.  [email protected] for Queen Elizabeth placements (Please note emails to this email address are not 100% secure), or alternatively post it back to: Work Experience Department, Education Centre, Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane, Solihull B91 2JL