2011 - 2012 General Catalogue 
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2011 - 2012 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health (UAB Programs), Radiography

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Allied Health (UAB Programs)

Students interested in a baccalaureate degree from the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), can take two to three years of prerequisite courses at UWA. The number of courses depends on each student’s major field of interest. The student will then apply to the UAB program and, if accepted, transfer to the professional phase of the program at UAB. The degree will be awarded by UAB.

UWA strongly recommends that the student continually stay in touch with their academic advisor and their intended school as they go through the course work. This will ensure that all the courses transfer and alert the student if courses have been added or removed from the curriculum.


The radiographer is a health care practitioner who plays an important role on the medical team. Responsibilities of the radiographer include producing and processing radiographs that permit accurate interpretation of the human anatomy on x-ray film and/or computer display monitors. The radiographer may also perform specialized techniques such as angiography, computerized tomography, mammography, and myelography. Since radiographers interact regularly with ill, injured, or suffering individuals, they must develop exceptional interpersonal skills and tact. The technical skills, such as positioning of the radiographic equipment and practicing radiation safety techniques, are equally important.

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