A postgraduate qualification in the specialisation fields of diagnostic radiography: A needs assessment
Methods. To address this problem, a needs assessment was conducted by means of quantitative questionnaires, qualitative interviews and a focus group discussion. The main aim of the needs assessment was to determine the need for a postgraduate qualification in the specialised fields of radiography. The possible structure of such a programme and the preferred mode of delivery were also investigated.
Results. The results of the study emphasise the need for structured postgraduate programmes in the different specialisation fields of diagnostic radiography.
Conclusion. Responding to this validated need for postgraduate qualifications in the specialisation fields in the profession, recommendations are made towards the development of such postgraduate programmes in the higher education framework in South Africa, promulgated in 2007.
Jeanette Gesina du Plessis, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Central University of Technology, Free State
Hesta Friedrich-Nel, School of Health Technology, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
Fanus van Tonder, Higher Education Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
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Date published: 2012-12-06
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