The program is ultimately aimed at preparing students to develop ability to assess, plan, implement and carry out the proper diagnostic imaging techniques and procedures for patients according to their needs and health conditions. Other objectives are:
1. Provide B.Sc. degree radiology Technologists to the Health Care Community.
2. Fulfill the growing demand of Saudi market of graduate technologist.
3. Prepare students to demonstrate appropriate communication skills, problem solving skills, and critical thinking skills.
4. Prepare the students with the ability to exhibit the level of clinical competency and patient care of an entry level technologist.
5. Ensure each student graduating has an understanding about the importance of values and lifelong learning experiences.
6. Develop post graduate study in diagnostic medical radiography.
7. Increase the scientific research in digital imaging and relevant high technical area.
The above list of objectives is fully in compliance with the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences objectives and mission to provide B.Sc. degree technologists to the health care community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The B.Sc. program in Diagnostic Radiology offers courses in diagnostic imaging physical background, equipments, quality assurance, computer in medicine as well as clinical courses that includes radiographic techniques, clinical practice, general X-Ray imaging, ultrasound imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, computed tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in addition to an introduction to radiotherapy. This is done to provide sound academic background needed for study and practice of modern imaging procedures in hospitals and primary health care facilities.
This curriculum is newly implemented. It is the outcome of the work of staff members, and members of the curriculum committee. As no national education policy yet available regarding competency standards for entry-level imaging; local, regional and international B.Sc. programs in medical diagnostic radiography were revised during the proposed stages of the program since 2003. Examples of some institutes include King Saud University and some internationally accredited universities programs.