BSc Diagnostic Radiology

BSc Diagnostic Radiology (180 ECTS):

The program is modeled on qualification objectives. The program refers to academic competencies, the ability to obtain adequate employment by combining the theoretical with the practical aspect and the development of students’ personalities in the fields of specialization.                               

The individual components of the program are combined to best achieve the specified qualification objectives and provide adequate forms of teaching and learning.

The disciplines within the curriculum are organized in a logical flow and complement the precise definition and determination of general and specific competencies, as well as the compliance with the study programs and curricula submitted to ZEAL.

The subject curricula offered in the BSc Diagnostic Radiology study program offer satisfactory level according to the profile and field of the program. Course titles are similar to the international programs of this discipline.

One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. An academic year has 1800 teaching hours, including self-directed teaching hours. An ECTS corresponds to 30 hours of student workload, including self-directed learning. The program is designed in accordance with the Bologna Process, the first cycle of higher professional education, level 6 according to the NQF / EQF. The program is in line with Directive 2013/55 / EC and Directive 2005/36 / EC, of the European Union (EU), on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications. As such the program is comparable to the programs of European Union countries.

The disciplines within the curriculum are organized in a logical flow and complement the precise definition and determination of general and specific competencies, as well as the compliance with the study programs and curricula submitted to ZEAL.

The program is structured in a series of courses with different credits, some obligatory while others elective.

In general, the program consists of:

  • basic courses (basic biomedical subjects – BC Basic Courses);
  • courses in relation to Radiology (RC – Radiology related Courses)
  • clinical courses (CC – Clinical Courses)
  • basic communication skills courses (CS – Communication Skills Courses);
  • elective courses (EC – Elective Courses).

Basic courses, courses related to Diagnostic Radiology and basic courses for communication skills are all obligatory courses.

Elective courses are of three types:

  • Specific elective courses of the discipline (DSEC – Discipline Specific Elective Courses),
  • improve skills elective courses (SIEC – Improve Skills Elective Courses) dhe
  • general elective courses (GEC – General Elective Courses).


The study program is full-time, lasting 3 academic years, each with two semesters, a total of 6 semesters. Each semester has a normal duration of 15 weeks. In each semester are treated the courses which are evaluated with credits according to the European system (ECTS). The number of courses in each academic semester is 6-8 courses. According to semesters: in semester 1, 2 and 3 there are 7 courses, in semester 4 there are 8 courses, in semester 5 there are 6 courses, while in the last semester there are 3 courses. In the sixth semester students work on the graduation project, which they publicly defend. After completing the individual courses, the student passes the final comprehensive exam.

Upon completion of the program, a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology diploma will be issued.

Learning Outcomes for the BSc Diagnostic Radiology program:

Upon completion of the program students must have:

  • Sufficient reflection skills: critical, scientific and practical evaluation in diagnostic radiology
  • reflect on opportunities and limitations in line with professional knowledge.
  • evaluate the impact of professional knowledge on practice.
  • to synthesize the knowledge of the scientific basis of diagnostic radiology and their application in practice.
  • to safely analyze the information process and the database, in order to carry out the examinations efficiently and effectively.
  • skills for solving practical problems
  • assess the needs of patients in order to determine the precise nature of the examination needed.
  • to prepare the patient, both physically and psychologically, in order to perform the radiological examination effectively.
  • positioning the patient safely and sensitively for examination.
  • manipulating technological equipment safely and effectively.
  • to produce and manipulate images produced effectively and safely, in relation to existing pathology or trauma.
  • evaluate and interpret the produced images, regarding the decision on the acceptability of the quality of the produced image, in the context of the patient’s condition.
  • to record and report findings securely.
  • to initiate resuscitation reanimation procedures, if necessary.
  • to apply contrast agents to the body when required, including IV administration.
  • to manage time effectively.



Professional attitudes and values

  • Accept commitments to support the standards required by medicine, respect for the sick and maintain patient privacy (confidentiality);
  • Practice personal honesty and fulfill legal and ethical responsibilities in the context of providing care to individuals, groups of the population and the population as a whole;
  • Maintain the habits of reflective practice, self-directed learning and continuing professional education, along with a willingness to accept their limitations and seek help when they need it.