Degree in Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques

3 years degree course taught in English
Study Plan
Admission test
Student Area
Book List
QA System

The degree course last three years. The graduates in techniques of medical radiology for images and radiotherapy are able to, autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, carry out upon medical prescription, all interventions that require the use of both artificial and natural ionizing radiation sources of thermal, ultrasonic, nuclear magnetic resonance energies as well as interventions for physical and dosimetry protection; they participate in the programming and organization of work in the field of the facility they work in and in respect of their competences; they manage the provision of their polyvalent services of their competence in direct collaboration with the radio diagnosis, nuclear and radio therapist doctor and with the health physician according to the diagnostic and therapeutic protocols previously defined by the manager of the facility; they control the correct functioning of the devices entrusted to them by removing inconveniences of modest entity in the knowledge of working in areas where spare parts are scarce and implementing verification and control programs to guarantee the quality according to the predefined indicators and standards; they contribute to the formation of supporting staff and directly contribute to the relative update of their professional and research profile. In the education of the professional figure, the university ensures an adequate education in the protection of ionizing radiations.  

Types of didactic and educational activities

Formal didactics This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them. During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian. Non formal didactics It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories. A) Teaching courses. The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course. The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year. B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries. C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.


The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in techniques of medical radiology for images and radiotherapy are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates. Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.

EU Candidates

Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test. UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in Italian, composed of sixty multiple choice questions of logical reasoning (20), general knowledge (5), biology (10), chemistry (10), physics (10) and mathematics (5), which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less likely conclusions. The test will last 70 minutes. Following the completion of the test, a single ranking list based on the score achieved by each candidate in the admission test will be drawn up.

Non EU candidates

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UCAT test. Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here ( UCAT is a computer-based test to be taken at certified test centres (see Annex 1) and lasts two hours. The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions. Additional time is granted to candidates with proven disabilities or particular medical conditions.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsPoints (min-max)
Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.44300 – 900
Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.29300 – 900
Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.36300 – 900
Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.55300 – 900
Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.69Level 1-4

UCAT test assessment

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. For details on the modalities of the UCAT test, please visit UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UCAT test. 

TextBooks Academic Year 2019/20 Year 1 Semester 1

“Essential Cell Biology (Fifth Edition)”Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D. Johnson, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter WalterApplied BiologyW. W. Norton & Company. 2019.Nardacci Roberta
Radiobiology for the radiologist 8th EditionEric J. Hall, Amato J. GiacciaRadiobiologyWolters KluwerAltobelli Simone
” Lehningher principles of biochemistry “DL Nelson, MM CoxBiochemistryWH Freeman & Co 2017Mei Giampiero
ChemistryM.S. SilderbergApplied BiochemistryMcGraw-Hill International EditionSbardella Diego
Medical GeneticsLynn Jorde John Carey Michael BamshadGeneticsElsevierCiccacci Cinzia
The basics of MicrobiologyRichard A. Harvey, Pamela C. Champe Bruce D.MicrobiologyFisherArmenia Daniele
Bontrager’s – Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques 9th EditionLampignano John; Kendrick, Leslie ERadiological AnatomyElsevierAltobelli Simone
Bloom and Fawcett’s Concise Histology – 2nd EditionDon W. Fawcett, Ronald P. Jensh, William BloomHistologyHodder ArnoldMassimiani Micol
Berne & Levy PhysiologyBruce A. Stanton, Bruce M. KoeppenPhysiologyElsevier – Health Sciences Division – ISBN:9780323393942Palmieri Mattia
Human Anatomy – 8th Edition Principles of Human Anatomy – 14th Edition Fundamental of Anatomy & Physiology – 11th EditionMartini, Timmons, Tallitsch Tortora Martini, NathHuman AnatomyPearson Wiley PearsonBarchi Marco Sciamanna Giuseppe
Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics – Edition 4Moyses Szklo, F. Javier NietoMedical StatisticsJones & Bartlett LearningLanini Simone
PHYSICS: Principles with ApplicationsDouglas C. GiancoliBasics of physics and radiations physicsPearson Education. IncIndovina Iole
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition)Deborah Morley and Charles S. Parker1- Data Processing and Storage 2- Information Technology Applied to Radiological SciencesCengage LearningBocciarelli Paolo

TextBooks Academic Year 2019/20 Year 1 Semester 2

CLARK’S Positioning in Radiography THE WHO MANUAL of DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING1- A.Stewart Whitley, Charles Sloane, Graham Hoadley, Adrian D.Moore, Chrissie W.Alsop 2- A.Mark Davies,Medical Sciences and Techniques IHodder Arnold Holger PetterssonVarchetta Celestino
Digital mammography. A holistic approachHogg, Kelly, Mercer (Eds.).Medical Sciences and Techniques ISpringerPacifici Stefano
• Diagnostic Radiology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and StudentsD.R. Dance, S. Christofides, A.D.A. Maidment, I.D. McLean, K.H. Ng.Medical Sciences and Techniques I Medical Sciences and Techniques IITechnical EditorsSantarelli Federico
Health and Safety in OrganizationsD.A. Hofman and L.E. Tetrick Editors.Workplace SafetyPfeifferPietroiusti Antonio
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition)Deborah Morley and Charles S. ParkerElectronics and Information TechnologyCengage LearningBocciarelli Paolo

TextBooks Academic Year 2019/20 Year 2 Semester 1

“Netter’s Orthopaedics”Greene WalterMuscoloskeletal diseaseElsevier – Health Sciences Division, United States (2006)Padua Roberto
Manual of Clinical OncologyChmielowski B., Territo M.C.MEDICAL ONCOLOGYLippincott Williams and Wilkins ISBN 9781496349576Riondino Silvia
White and Pharoah’s Oral Radiology – 8th EditionSanjay Mallya Ernest LamElements of stomatological diseasesMosby, ISBN: 9780323543835Mortellaro Carmen
Oxford Handbook of oral and Maxilofaccial surgary 3. Dental Radiography. Principles and tecniquesCascarini, Shilling, Gurney, Brennan Iannucci, Howerton.Elements of stomatological diseasesOxford University Press 2018 Elsevier 2016Signorini Luca
Guide to the World of Economy, Third EditionRandy Charles Epping, A Begginers’ GuidePolitical EconomyNew York : Vintage, 2001De Andreis Federico
Introduction to health economics. 1st editionWondeling, Gruen, BlackPolitical EconomyUnderstanding Public HealthRuggeri Matteo
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 14th editionBertram G. KatzungRadiopharmaceuticalsMc Graw HillFranzese Ornella

TextBooks Academic Year 2019/20 Year 2 Semester 2

• Diagnostic Radiology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and StudentsD.R. Dance, S. Christofides, A.D.A. Maidment, I.D. McLean, K.H. Ng.Medical Sciences and Techniques IITechnical EditorsSantarelli Federico
MRI The BasicsChristopher J. Lisanti, William G.Branley, JrMedical Sciences and Techniques IIWOLTERS KLUWERVarchetta Celestino

TextBooks Academic Year 2018/19 Year 1

Essential Cell Biology-Fourth EditionBruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin, Alexander D Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter WalterGeneral and Cellular BiologyW.W. Norton & Company, Inc.A. Michienzi
Hall, Eric J.: Radiobiology for the radiologist 7th edEric J. Hall, Amato J. GiacciaRadiobiologyWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsA. Chiaravalloti
BiochemistryDenise FerrierBiochemistryWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsG. Mei
Lehninger principles of biochemistry, 2017D. L. Nelson, M.M. CoxBiochemistryW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan Learning/International Higher EducationG. Mei
Chemical Principles: The Quest for InsightPeter Atkins , Loretta Jones, Leroy LavermanClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyW.H. Freeman & Co. – MacMillan International Higher EducationD. Sbardella
ChemistryM.S. SilberbergClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyMcGraw-Hill EducationD. Sbardella
General, Organic & Biochemistry 7th Ed. 2010Katherine J Denniston, Joseph J Topping and Robert L CaretClinical biochemistry and molecular biologyMcGraw-Hill Higher EducationD. Sbardella
Medical Genetics Lynn Jorde John Carey Michael BamshadMedical GeneticsElsevierC. Ciccacci
The basics of Microbiology Richard A. Harvey, Pamela C. Champe, Bruce D. FisherMicrobiologyWolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & WilkinsD. Armenia
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyPearsonM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Human AnatomyMartini, Timmons, TallitschHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyPearsonM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Principles of Human AnatomyGerard J. Tortora, Mark NielsenHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyWileyM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Gray’s Basic Anatomy Richard Drake A. Wayne Vogl Adam MitchellHuman Anatomy and radiological anatomyElsevierM. Barchi, G. Sciamanna
Applied Radiological AnatomyPaul Butler, Adam Mitchell, Jeremiah C. Healy, Harold EllisRadiological anatomyCambridge University PressA. Chiaravalloti
Concise Histology – 1st Edition Leslie Gartner James HiattHistologyElsevierV. Rossi
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology- 11st Edition Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. BartholomewHistologyPearsonV. Rossi
Berne & Levy Physiology, Sixth Updated EditionBruce Koeppen Bruce StantonHuman physiologyElsevierM. Palmieri
Human Physiology: from Cells to Systems, 9th EditionLauralee SherwoodHuman physiologyCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)M. Palmieri
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th EditionJohn HallHuman physiologyElsevier (+ Saunders)M. Palmieri
Primer of Biostatistics, Seventh Ed.Stanton A. GlantzMedical StatisticsMcGraw Hill EducationL. P. Weltert
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition) Deborah Morley and Charles S. ParkerInformation technology applied to radiological sciencesCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)A. D’Ambrogio
Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow (16th edition) Deborah Morley and Charles S. ParkerData processing and storageCengage Learning (Pentalibro a Roma)A. D’Ambrogio
PHYSICS: Principles with Applications, Seventh editionDouglas C. GiancoliBasics of physics and radiations physicsPearson Education. IncI. Indovina
President of the Teaching Committee: Roberta Nardacci
Didactic Director: prof. Federico Santarelli(

Prof. Santarelli sees students every Tuesday from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. upon appointment


Actors of the Quality Assurance process
The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course

The Review Group performs the following functions:
a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;
b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;
c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.
The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.

Quality Assurance Group of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Techniques Degree Course

  • Prof. Daniele ARMENIA
  • Prof.ssa Cinzia CICCACCI
  • Prof. Federico SANTARELLI