Radiographic Reporting (PgDip/PgCert)
n/a (Full-time) / 2 years for PgDip, 1 year for PgCert (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The course offers knowledge and expertise to enable qualified healthcare professionals to carry out clinical image reporting tasks in their workplace, acting as autonomous professionals.
The number of healthcare professions using images in their work has increased over recent years and there are many groups who would like the ability to interpret films. This course, open to a wide range of healthcare professionals, will provide students with the chance to foster greater inter-professional links. Those healthcare professionals completing the course will have the opportunity to increase their evaluative and problem solving skills within the specialised area of clinical reporting.
The programme is structured in a modular format and modules are run in short blocks of two to three days. Each module is credit rated at M-level according to the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales. Students may leave with any number of credits according to how many modules they successfully complete. The PgDip/PgCert can be studied on a part-time basis, with students completing 60 credits in one year for the PgCert or 120 credits over 2 years for the PgDip. Alternatively students can register to study one or two modules per year on a sessional basis.
Postgraduate Certificate: All students undertake a compulsory 30-credit module on Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation, and then choose a further module from a possible three anatomical specialisations – Appendicular, Axial and Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation.
Postgraduate Diploma: All students undertake a compulsory 30-credit module on Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation, and then choose a minimum of a further two modules from a possible three anatomical specialisations – Appendicular, Axial and Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation. Where necessary students obtain the remaining credits necessary for the PgDip by choosing a module from the general postgraduate portfolio of modules run by the School of Healthcare Studies.
Details of the available modules can be found be on the School of Healthcare Studies website.
The course is modular with students attending for blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. Module dates are available from the Postgraduate & Cont Ed Unit.
Students are able to produce an accurate, informative written report in a concise and coherent way, to a sensitivity and specificity of 95%.
The course is suitable for healthcare professionals, in particular paramedical personnel (including radiographers and extended scope physiotherapists) and nursing personnel (specifically nurse practitioners in Accident and Emergency).
Applicants must have written support from their clinical manager, and from a consultant radiologist who is prepared to act as a mentor and provide reporting and tutorial sessions. Applicants must also be eligible for professional registration with the Health Professions Council in the UK or the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Non-native speakers of the English language must satisfy the Minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Ms Dianne Martin
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7795