Radiographic Reporting (PgDip/PgCert )
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 per year over two years, or alternatively students can register to study one or two modules per year on a sessional basis.
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.
All students undertake a compulsory 20-credit module on Fundamentals of Radiographic Reporting, and then choose one further module from a possible three anatomical specialisations – Appendicular, Axial and Chest Reporting. For students who exit at this stage, the PgCert Award will be titled according to the specialisation chosen.
In order to qualify for the PgDip, students first complete one further anatomical specialisation module, followed by a module on Advanced Applied Imaging. The PgDip Award will be titled according to the specialisations chosen.
Additional entry requirements
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 Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is suitable for professionals, in particular paramedical personnel (including radiographers and extended scope physiotherapists) and nursing personnel (specifically nurse practitioners in Accident and Emergency).
Special features of this course
- A student web discussion forum allows easy exchange of information and discussion of issues outside the teaching environment.