Radiography training was established at the UNAM in 1992 with funding by the World Health Organization. Initially, it was offered as a three year diploma program enrolling five first year students per year. In 2009, the four year degree program was introduced enrolling 10 students per year. The first degree holders graduated in April 2012. Currently 15-20 students are enrolled in the first year of study.
The vision of the department is to become the leading and recognized institution producing competent radiographers who will deliver qualified medical radiography services to the community in Namibia.
The guiding principle of the philosophy of radiography training is the development of a radiography program consisting of quality education for the students and quality of care to the patients. Professional education is concerned with the development of a unique body of knowledge and skills that is translated into an educational program. Inherent in this is the need to develop attitudes appropriate for the effective performance of the professional role.
The program design is broad based and student centered. This in turn opens venues of inquiry and research leading to the future development of the student and the profession. Emphasis is placed on self-motivation, development of critical and evaluative skills and the encouragement of original thought.
The department strives to provide students with high quality career-orientated education that meets the life-long learning needs of the student, the community and the society through education that responds to professional development in diagnostic medical imaging. It aims to provide students with competency to analyze, integrate and apply scientific, theoretical and clinical knowledge.