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I'm starting my personal statement soon but I'm not sure what to do in uni. I'm torn between physiotherapy and radiography. I have no idea which one I would want to do more.

Any suggestions/advice are sincerely appreciated.

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Hi

I'm starting my personal statement soon but I'm not sure what to do in uni. I'm torn between physiotherapy and radiography. I have no idea which one I would want to do more.

Any suggestions/advice are sincerely appreciated.

Thanks
One course is to do xrays/scans etc on patients and it's a 4 year course for radiography.
Physiotherapy is a 3 years course which means you'll help people in either hospitals, community with helping to recover from any injury's or operation's that requires physio treatment, this is more rewarding job as you will see through patients untill discharged once you qualify.

But its your choice at end of the day.

I'm a NHS registered midwife.
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One course is to do xrays/scans etc on patients and it's a 4 year course for radiography.
Physiotherapy is a 3 years course which means you'll help people in either hospitals, community with helping to recover from any injury's or operation's that requires physio treatment, this is more rewarding job as you will see through patients untill discharged once you qualify.

But its your choice at end of the day.

I'm a NHS registered midwife.
Radiography (both diagnostic and therapeutic) is a 3 year degree, unless you are in Scotland.

OP - have you tried to get any work experience in a hospital? It can be hard because of COVID, but not impossible.

Diagnostic Radiography is predominantly x-ray until you qualify, then you can choose to specialise in other modalities such as CT, MRI or ultrasound. As the poster above implied, the patients you image are typically one and done.

Therapeutic Radiography is the use of radiation to treat cancer. The best part of this is that you will get to know your patients throughout their treatment (a course of radiotherapy can last up to 8 weeks) and you will support and advise them on the side effects of their treatment. You also have the reward of knowing that you are making a massive difference in the lives of people with cancer.

Both radiography roles are obviously quite technology based and the theory involves a bit of physics if you enjoy that kind of thing.
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Radiography (both diagnostic and therapeutic) is a 3 year degree, unless you are in Scotland.

OP - have you tried to get any work experience in a hospital? It can be hard because of COVID, but not impossible.

Diagnostic Radiography is predominantly x-ray until you qualify, then you can choose to specialise in other modalities such as CT, MRI or ultrasound. As the poster above implied, the patients you image are typically one and done.

Therapeutic Radiography is the use of radiation to treat cancer. The best part of this is that you will get to know your patients throughout their treatment (a course of radiotherapy can last up to 8 weeks) and you will support and advise them on the side effects of their treatment. You also have the reward of knowing that you are making a massive difference in the lives of people with cancer.

Both radiography roles are obviously quite technology based and the theory involves a bit of physics if you enjoy that kind of thing.
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Yes I know it's 4 years in Scotland as I work in NHS there as I wasn't sure which part of uk the person is in ok.
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