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  • Wiam Elshami
    University of Sharjah
  • Mohammad M Abuzaid
    University of Sharjah
  • Jonathan McConnell
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Leeds
  • Sharon Stewart
    Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Martin Floyd
    Cardiff University
  • Delyth Hughes
  • Catherine McClintock
    Queen Margaret University
  • Karen Eckloff
    Cardiff University
  • Lesley Leishman
    Robert Gordon University
  • Sonyia McFadden
    Ulster University
The overnight change in hospital practice and service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic raises the question whether undergraduate radiography students received an adequate clinical experience. Many students had their clinical placements cancelled, deferred or replaced with simulated learning. As a way of dealing with the pandemic some hospitals were dedicated to COVID-19 patients only resulting in many elective procedures being cancelled. Many patients also chose to stay away from the hospital out of fear of infection or the desire to reduce the burden on staff. This resulted in a limited range of examinations and clinical experience for those students who were able to complete their clinical placement.
This study aims to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the education and training of radiography students internationally in the United Kingdom Devolved Nations (UKDN) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to determine any possible impact on their future careers.


  • Covid-19, Radiography, Training, Student education, Mental health/wellbeing, Student perspective
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S50-S58
Issue numberSuppl 1
Early online date18 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

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