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MASTER OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION SCIENCES (M9MI1Q)

Programme Duration 

  • Full-time: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 2 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • NQF level 9
  • Research thesis 100%

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences is to enable successful learners to make a contribution to a chosen field of radiography through independent research, using advanced problem-solving skills and critical, reflective thinking. The learner will report the findings in a manner that meets the accepted criteria and ethical principles of the profession. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome will be reported in a dissertation that complies with the generally accepted norms for research at a Master’s level. In this way, the learner will make a contribution to the existing body of knowledge for radiography ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge that will develop and advance the radiography profession.

Outcomes

The student will be able to:

1. Identify, formulate, prepare and solve research problems.
2. Execute the research project at the appropriate level.
3. Collect, organize, check, evaluate and write a proper literature review organizing the appropriate information in an understandable and logic manner.
4. Acquire learning abilities in the research context including the assessment of scientific literature, execution of research methodologies including the gathering of data and evaluating the information obtained.
5. Report research findings at the appropriate level.
6. Make conclusions, suggestions and recommendations based on the data collected that are reasonable and justifiable.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement is a Radiography related qualification at NQF level 8 or equivalent. Applications from person with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s and faculty’s regulations.
Selection criteria

The selection of Master’s students will be done in accordance with rules and regulations of the Higher Degrees Committee of the University of Johannesburg as stipulated for postgraduate programmes.

Selection includes an approval of the student’s research concept by the Department Research Committee which will grant the student permission to register and then develop a research proposal.

Pass Requirements: Refer to the Academic Regulations of the University of Johannesburg.

Curriculum: A Research Project and Thesis:

Module Name and Module Code
Semester One: Research Project and Dissertation: Health Sciences (Medical Imaging and Radiation) DMI9XA1
Semester Two: Research Project and Dissertation: Health Sciences (Medical Imaging and Radiation) DMI9XB1

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences: Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (P9HS8Q)

Programme Duration

  • Full-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
  • NQF level 10, 360 Credits
  • Research thesis 100%

Purpose
The purpose of the PhD (Health Sciences) is to promote the career advancement of students in the area of Health Sciences by enabling students to conduct independent, novel research within a specific discipline or in a multidisciplinary manner in Health Sciences that will contribute to the knowledge and practice in the area of Health Sciences.

The defining characteristic of this programme is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high level research capability and to make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of health science. The research output must be of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication. It is intended that the student will undertake original research.

The student who successfully completes this qualification will be able to apply higher level problem solving skills and critical, reflective thinking at the most advanced academic levels in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (MIRS) domain.

Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the domain of MIRS and a mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with the domain of MIRS.
2. Conceive, design, implement and disseminate a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity.
3. Make a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work in an area of MIRS, some of which merits national or international refereed publication.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a master’s degree in MIRS or Radiography qualification or equivalent. Selection is based on approval by the Faculty’s Higher Degrees Committee.

Selection Criteria

  • Applications from persons with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s and Faculty’s regulations.
  • Selection includes an approval of the student’s research concept by the Department Research Committee which will grant the student permission to register and then develop a research proposal.
  • The selection and allocation of post-graduate students depends on the availability of supervisors.

Pass Requirements

  • Refer to the Academic Regulations of the University of Johannesburg.
  • Certification of compliance with the requirements of the qualification is in accordance with the Certification Policy of the University, with due regard to the responsibility of the students, supervisors, relevant faculty administration officer, the Executive Dean of the faculty and the Registrar.

Curriculum: A research thesis. The research component is 100%.

Module Name and Module Code
Semester One: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences) RMI10X1
Semester Two: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences) RMI10X2

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN HEALTH SCIENCES: MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION SCIENCES (P9HS8Q)

Programme Duration 

  • Full-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
  • NQF level 10, 360 Credits
  • Research Thesis 100%

Purpose
The purpose of the PhD (Health Sciences) is to promote the career advancement of students in the area of Health Sciences by enabling students to conduct independent, novel research within a specific discipline or in a multidisciplinary manner in Health Sciences that will contribute to the knowledge and practice in the area of Health Sciences.

The defining characteristic of this programme is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high level research capability and to make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of health science. The research output must be of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication. It is intended that the student will undertake original research.

The student who successfully completes this qualification will be able to apply higher level problem solving skills and critical, reflective thinking at the most advanced academic levels in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (MIRS) domain.

Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the domain of MIRS and a mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with the domain of MIRS.
2. Conceive, design, implement and disseminate a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity.
3. Make a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work in an area of MIRS, some of which merits national or international refereed publication.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a master’s degree in MIRS or Radiography qualification or equivalent. Selection is based on approval by the Faculty’s Higher Degrees Committee.

Selection Criteria

  • Applications from persons with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s and Faculty’s regulations.
  • Selection includes an approval of the student’s research concept by the Department Research Committee which will grant the student permission to register and then develop a research proposal.
  • The selection and allocation of post-graduate students depends on the availability of supervisors.

Pass Requirements

  • Refer to the Academic Regulations of the University of Johannesburg.
  • Certification of compliance with the requirements of the qualification is in accordance with the Certification Policy of the University, with due regard to the responsibility of the students, supervisors, relevant faculty administration officer, the Executive Dean of the faculty and the Registrar.

Curriculum: A research thesis. The research component is 100%.