Degree Programme Radiation Technology

The Radiation Technology degree programme trains specialists for the application of imaging procedures in medicine, which are used in the special fields of “radiodiagnostics”, “nuclear medicine” and “radiation therapy”. Radiologic technologists have medical, physical-technical and radiological-technical expertise to independently conduct check-ups and treat patients as per a doctor’s instructions. At the same time, they act as the point of contact for patients and look after them during the entire check-up process.

The focus is on vocational training that is complemented by scientific and socio-communicative competencies. The unique selling point of this programme is the fact that on successful completion of the course, students not only receive an academic degree but also absolute professional qualification that is required for pursuing legally regulated health professions.

Student requirements:

  • sensitivity when dealing with patients
  • interest in medicine, natural sciences and technology
  • spatial perception abilities
  • sense of responsibility
  • ability to handle pressure
  • affinity towards IT
  • organisational talent
  • ability to work in a team

Curriculum Structure Radiation Technology

The first academic year imparts medical and physical basics (radiation physics, anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiation protection, etc.). Occupation-specific contents in the fields of radiodiagnostics, nuclear medical procedure and radiation therapy are then taught based on these. Theoretical training is accompanied by internships that are spread across all semesters and help build practical decision-making competence.

In the internship semester in the final academic year, students can choose a key area depending on their professional interests. Moreover, this internship stretches over several months and offers the opportunity to stay abroad.

In addition to the two bachelor theses, classes, which tackle interdisciplinary and research-oriented contents (rights and economy, communication, statistics, etc.), are held in the final academic year to complete the competence profile.