Radiography - Module / MSc / PgCert / PgDip

  • Level: Postgraduate Taught
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Study mode: Module - Part Time
    MSc - Part Time
    PgCert - Part Time
    PgDip - Part Time
  • Course cost: £790 per 20-credit module for UK/EU Part Time 2020 entry (view all fees)
  • Location: City South

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Take the next step towards a career in extended or advanced practice while enhancing your qualifications with this postgraduate radiography course. This course, which is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers, is aimed at those with a current qualification and registration as a diagnostic radiographer, therapeutic radiographer, or other health care professionals, with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration or equivalent.

What's covered in the course?

This postgraduate radiography course has been designed to help you realise your full potential and succeed in becoming a truly expert practitioner. You will develop the skills needed to meet the ever-changing needs of this fast-developing sector, whilst ensuring that the patient remains core to everything you do.

You will become a ‘champion’ in your area and be seen as a role model of advanced practice and professional development within your field of practice and study, inspiring other colleagues who wish to advance their knowledge and skills.

You will also gain a conceptual understanding of advances within radiography and radiotherapy and in doing so meet the needs of modern, effective and patient-centred clinical care, consistent with the highest public and peer expectations of advanced practice.

Where will I learn?

You will be based at our £41 million City South Campus in Edgbaston, just outside of Birmingham City Centre. The campus has been specifically designed with our students in mind; you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities throughout your time here to support your learning and development.

Why Choose Us?

  • This course is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers
  • We have a reputation for developing innovative courses to meet the demands of healthcare providers who need the right people to meet the demands of an NHS
  • You'll learn from lecturers whose expertise is internationally recognised in their field
  • You will learn in our brand new £41 million campus based in Edgbaston
  • We have specially designed modules to help develop your study skills, to support all learners no matter what age or level
  • You will have access to up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across
This course is not open to International students

Speak to an expert

If you’ve got any questions about the course, we’d love to hear from you. Please email the Course Director: Helen Hopkins.Email Course Director

Alternatively, you can register for our next postgraduate open day.

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Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

You should have completed a BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic/Therapeutic Radiography (minimum of 2.2) or equivalent qualification e.g. a Diploma of the College of Radiographers or a professional qualification related to your profession and be registered with the NMC or HCPC.

You should be currently practising, and have at least two years’ post-qualification experience as a radiographer if you wish to undertake a reporting pathway.

If you apply for any of the reporting modules below you must also have a clinical supervisor within your own department who is willing to support you through the course, together with written approval from the Trust or hospital employing you for clinical practice.

  • CT Head Reporting
  • Musculo Skeletal Reporting
  • Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting
  • Paediatric Reporting 

You must upload the Authorisation to Participate Form signed by your clinical supervisor as part of your online application process. 

EU students
Essential

If your first degree or equivalent qualification was not studied in the UK or you are applying from abroad where English is not your first language you will need to submit evidence of your IELTS score. This score will need to be a minimum of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in all categories.

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Jan 2020 PT
TBC
£790 per 20-credit module
MSc Jan 2020 PT 3 years £790 per 20-credit module
PgCert Jan 2020 PT 1 year £790 per 20-credit module
PgDip Jan 2020 PT 2 years £790 per 20-credit module

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Personal statement

Students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

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Additional costs

We offer a wide range of professionally accredited and vocational courses that require the purchase of, among other things, uniforms, equipment, subscriptions, professional body memberships and DBS checks, and may require you to pay to attend conferences or participate in placements.

The link below provides our estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on specific courses. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs to you could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course. We set out where we can, based on experience, where these indicative costs are for activities that are optional or compulsory.

All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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Accommodation and living costs

The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.

The additional costs listed here are to be used for indicative purposes only and are based on the additional costs for the 2018/19 academic year. The additional costs for 2019/20 will be published as soon as possible.

PG Cert

PG Cert Radiography

Download the PG Cert Radiography Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 20 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice (CORE)
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 40 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Cross Sectional Anatomy
20 credits

As a student studying this module you will be encouraged to take a critical stance during the use of cross sectional imaging. This module is designed to be suitable for both diagnostic and radiotherapy radiographers working or wishing to work in the imaging modality of computed tomography. Within the module students will be able to develop their analysis of anatomy as presented on cross sectional anatomy. The successful student may accrue new insights into the usefulness of cross sectional anatomy in support of their area of practice.

Download the full module specification

Open Module
20 credits

This module is designed to broaden the horizons of your specialist knowledge by encouraging the deep exploration of a particular aspect of practice related to your award. The content of this module may be tailored to the specific needs of you and your department. Ultimate flexibility is afforded, as the subject matter is selected by you in liaison with the module leader and no university attendance is required.

This module may be used to facilitate your movement into an advance practice role by providing the academic endorsement to a training programme that is based in your own clinical department. Alternatively the module may be used as a vehicle to deepen your knowledge of an area of practice you are interested in.

Download the full module specification

Paediatric Reporting
20 credits

This module will equip you with the skills required to issue a radiological report on plain images of the Paediatric skeleton. The module is aimed at Reporting radiographers who wish to develop an in depth knowledge in support of expertise already gained through PG reporting education. It is has been highlighted by clinical reporters that there is sometime a delay in issuing reports on paediatric plain imaging due to constraints being placed on reporting radiographers and the age range which they can independently report on. This may delay the report being issued and thus have an impact on further treatment for the child. The module will consider the paediatric to be up to the age of 16; this module will not explore paediatric chest and abdomen appearances.

Download the full module specification

Fundamentals of MRI
20 credits

Fundamentals of MRI is intended to serve as an introduction to both the physical principles and the clinical applications of MRI and is suitable for study by those new to MRI, or those with more experience who wish to further their knowledge. The aim is to produce healthcare practitioners with sound academic knowledge who are considerate of patient care and safety in the MRI department, whatever their professional background. The clinical applications you will study are those most commonly encountered in practice and the physical principles are covered from a basic to intermediate level. The module may be studied as part of an award pathway, but is equally suited to being taken as a stand-alone module.

Download the full module specification

MRI Specialist Techniques
20 credits

MRI Specialist Techniques is designed to enhance your MRI knowledge by raising your awareness and developing your understanding of the various specialist and emerging techniques in MRI. MRI is a rapidly-changing technology and the focus of this module is the state-or-the-art, thus encouraging the exploration of current thinking and emergent practice. Your ability to present information in a manner suitable for use by others is assessed in this module – thus enhancing your ability to disseminate your knowledge. The module is suitable for study by any professional with an interest in this area who wishes to enhance their knowledge, although a sound understanding of the physical principles of MRI is advantageous.

Download the full module specification

MRI Principles and Practice
20 credits

MRI Principles and Practice is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Fundamentals of MRI, but may also be taken by those who already possess a sound knowledge of the basic physical principles of MRI. It is intended that by studying this module you will gain an advanced level of knowledge regarding the physical principles of MRI which may be applied to your own practice. This module also deals with the safe use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, an awareness of which is fundamental for providing safe patient care. The clinical applications in the head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and vascular system are also studied in this module to enable you to develop a critical awareness of how MRI contributes to the management of pathology.

Download the full module specification

Chest X-ray Interpretation for the Healthcare Professional
20 credits

This module is designed for all healthcare professionals to develop skills in adult chest x-ray interpretation. It is especially suited to allied health and nursing professionals but can be accessed by any healthcare professional wishing to develop skills in image interpretation of the adult chest x-ray.

By studying this module you will develop a critical approach to image interpretation of x-rays of the adult chest. Though the module does not give you the skills required to produce a formal report on a chest x-ray, the knowledge and skills you develop will enable you to make clinical decisions based on your interpretation.

Download the full module specification

Radiographic Image Interpretation for the Healthcare Professional
20 credits

This module aims to provide grounding in imaging interpretation (core imaging) for the wider healthcare sector, with a holistic approach to the patient. The module provides the necessary theoretical content to enable you to be able to interpret radiographic images. This module will support radiographers and other healthcare professionals who will be undertaking initial commenting in their imaging departments or as part of their role. Radiographers are expected to be able to assess image appearances and make a comment based on this interpretation. This offers an additional stage of interpretation for the patient and enhances the practice of the radiographer and healthcare professional. This level of interpretation offers an additional level of safety to the patient as their image will have been scrutinised prior to final reporting. This module will enhance the image interpretation skills of any healthcare professional who wishes to improve their ability to detect abnormalities on skeletal images. This module will improve image interpretation skills however it will not equip you with the skills to offer a legally binding report.

Download the full module specification

Research: Methods of Enquiry
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (Pathways)

PG Cert (Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting)

Download the PG Cert Radiography (Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 60 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the Adult Chest and Abdomen. Adult is considered to be any patient over the age of 16. The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of Adult Chest and Abdomen reporting. Your actions, as an Adult Chest and Abdomen reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(me)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (Musculoskeletal Reporting)

Download the PG Certificate Radiography (Musculoskeletal Reporting) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 20 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of Musculo-skeletal Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the musculoskeletal radiograph (excluding skull). The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of musculoskeletal reporting. Your actions, as a musculoskeletal reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(ME)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (CT Head Reporting)

Download the PG Cert Radiography (CT Head Reporting) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 60 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of CT Head Reporting
40 credits

This module provides a framework for radiographers who wish to undertake reporting of adult CT head scans and facilitates the development of professional and clinical competencies necessary for reporting images of CT head scans.

The post graduate radiography programme at Birmingham City University will support students wishing to have an in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography which will be informed by current practice and research. We are proud of the links we have forged with clinical departments to develop a programme which meets the current and developing needs of imaging departments and health-care in the wider context.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (Computed Tomography)

Download the PG Cert Radiography (Computed Tomography) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 60 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Advanced CT Applications and Imaging Science
40 credits

This module will build upon the study skills you developed at undergraduate level. We will support you in developing advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography, informed by current practice and research in the field of Computed Tomography.

The programme aims to develop your collaborative skills. Therefore, whilst studying this module, you can expect to work with and learn from students and professionals, both in the classroom and online.

Enabling you to become a self-directed learner who takes ownership of your personal and professional development is part of the programme philosophy.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (MRI)

Download the PG Cert Radiography (MRI) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 20 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice (CORE)
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 40 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Fundamentals of MRI
20 credits

Fundamentals of MRI is intended to serve as an introduction to both the physical principles and the clinical applications of MRI and is suitable for study by those new to MRI, or those with more experience who wish to further their knowledge. The aim is to produce healthcare practitioners with sound academic knowledge who are considerate of patient care and safety in the MRI department, whatever their professional background. The clinical applications you will study are those most commonly encountered in practice and the physical principles are covered from a basic to intermediate level. The module may be studied as part of an award pathway, but is equally suited to being taken as a stand-alone module.

Download the full module specification

MRI Specialist Techniques
20 credits

MRI Specialist Techniques is designed to enhance your MRI knowledge by raising your awareness and developing your understanding of the various specialist and emerging techniques in MRI. MRI is a rapidly-changing technology and the focus of this module is the state-or-the-art, thus encouraging the exploration of current thinking and emergent practice. Your ability to present information in a manner suitable for use by others is assessed in this module – thus enhancing your ability to disseminate your knowledge. The module is suitable for study by any professional with an interest in this area who wishes to enhance their knowledge, although a sound understanding of the physical principles of MRI is advantageous.

Download the full module specification

MRI Principles and Practice
20 credits

MRI Principles and Practice is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Fundamentals of MRI, but may also be taken by those who already possess a sound knowledge of the basic physical principles of MRI. It is intended that by studying this module you will gain an advanced level of knowledge regarding the physical principles of MRI which may be applied to your own practice. This module also deals with the safe use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, an awareness of which is fundamental for providing safe patient care. The clinical applications in the head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and vascular system are also studied in this module to enable you to develop a critical awareness of how MRI contributes to the management of pathology.

Download the full module specification

PG Cert (Breast Imaging Practice)

Download the PG CERT Radiography (Breast Imaging Practice) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 60 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Breast Imaging Practice
20 credits

The module will be delivered with a student centred approach that will enable you to develop skills for lifelong learning and for you to develop as an innovative individual who will drive and promote improvements within the service. The module will focus on excellence, best practice and awareness of the fast technological advances in breast imaging. You will evaluate approaches to quality control and quality enhancement and the development of professional standards to ensure the highest standards of patient care remain core to the philosophy of the breast care service.

PG Dip

PG Dip Radiography

Download the PG Diploma Radiography Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 40 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice (CORE)
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Research: Methods of Enquiry (CORE)
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

Download the full module specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 80 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Cross Sectional Anatomy
20 credits

As a student studying this module you will be encouraged to take a critical stance during the use of cross sectional imaging. This module is designed to be suitable for both diagnostic and radiotherapy radiographers working or wishing to work in the imaging modality of computed tomography. Within the module students will be able to develop their analysis of anatomy as presented on cross sectional anatomy. The successful student may accrue new insights into the usefulness of cross sectional anatomy in support of their area of practice.

Download the full module specification

Open Module
20 credits

This module is designed to broaden the horizons of your specialist knowledge by encouraging the deep exploration of a particular aspect of practice related to your award. The content of this module may be tailored to the specific needs of you and your department. Ultimate flexibility is afforded, as the subject matter is selected by you in liaison with the module leader and no university attendance is required.

This module may be used to facilitate your movement into an advance practice role by providing the academic endorsement to a training programme that is based in your own clinical department. Alternatively the module may be used as a vehicle to deepen your knowledge of an area of practice you are interested in.

Download the full module specification

Paediatric Reporting
20 credits

This module will equip you with the skills required to issue a radiological report on plain images of the Paediatric skeleton. The module is aimed at Reporting radiographers who wish to develop an in depth knowledge in support of expertise already gained through PG reporting education. It is has been highlighted by clinical reporters that there is sometime a delay in issuing reports on paediatric plain imaging due to constraints being placed on reporting radiographers and the age range which they can independently report on. This may delay the report being issued and thus have an impact on further treatment for the child. The module will consider the paediatric to be up to the age of 16; this module will not explore paediatric chest and abdomen appearances.

Download the full module specification

Radiographic Image Interpretation for the Health Care Professional
20 credits

This module aims to provide grounding in imaging interpretation (core imaging) for the wider healthcare sector, with a holistic approach to the patient. The module provides the necessary theoretical content to enable you to be able to interpret radiographic images. This module will support radiographers and other healthcare professionals who will be undertaking initial commenting in their imaging departments or as part of their role. Radiographers are expected to be able to assess image appearances and make a comment based on this interpretation. This offers an additional stage of interpretation for the patient and enhances the practice of the radiographer and healthcare professional. This level of interpretation offers an additional level of safety to the patient as their image will have been scrutinised prior to final reporting. This module will enhance the image interpretation skills of any healthcare professional who wishes to improve their ability to detect abnormalities on skeletal images. This module will improve image interpretation skills however it will not equip you with the skills to offer a legally binding report.

Download the full module specification

Chest X-ray Interpretation for the Health Care Professional
20 credits

This module is designed for all healthcare professionals to develop skills in adult chest x-ray interpretation. It is especially suited to allied health and nursing professionals but can be accessed by any healthcare professional wishing to develop skills in image interpretation of the adult chest x-ray.

By studying this module you will develop a critical approach to image interpretation of x-rays of the adult chest. Though the module does not give you the skills required to produce a formal report on a chest x-ray, the knowledge and skills you develop will enable you to make clinical decisions based on your interpretation.

Download the full module specification

Fundamentals of MRI
20 credits

Fundamentals of MRI is intended to serve as an introduction to both the physical principles and the clinical applications of MRI and is suitable for study by those new to MRI, or those with more experience who wish to further their knowledge. The aim is to produce healthcare practitioners with sound academic knowledge who are considerate of patient care and safety in the MRI department, whatever their professional background. The clinical applications you will study are those most commonly encountered in practice and the physical principles are covered from a basic to intermediate level. The module may be studied as part of an award pathway, but is equally suited to being taken as a stand-alone module.

Download the full module specification

MRI Specialist Techniques
20 credits

MRI Specialist Techniques is designed to enhance your MRI knowledge by raising your awareness and developing your understanding of the various specialist and emerging techniques in MRI. MRI is a rapidly-changing technology and the focus of this module is the state-or-the-art, thus encouraging the exploration of current thinking and emergent practice. Your ability to present information in a manner suitable for use by others is assessed in this module – thus enhancing your ability to disseminate your knowledge. The module is suitable for study by any professional with an interest in this area who wishes to enhance their knowledge, although a sound understanding of the physical principles of MRI is advantageous.

Download the full module specification

MRI Principles and Practice
20 credits

MRI Principles and Practice is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Fundamentals of MRI, but may also be taken by those who already possess a sound knowledge of the basic physical principles of MRI. It is intended that by studying this module you will gain an advanced level of knowledge regarding the physical principles of MRI which may be applied to your own practice. This module also deals with the safe use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, an awareness of which is fundamental for providing safe patient care. The clinical applications in the head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and vascular system are also studied in this module to enable you to develop a critical awareness of how MRI contributes to the management of pathology.

Download the full module specification

Advanced CT Applications and Imaging Science
40 credits

This module will build upon the study skills you developed at undergraduate level. We will support you in developing advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography, informed by current practice and research in the field of Computed Tomography.

The programme aims to develop your collaborative skills. Therefore, whilst studying this module, you can expect to work with and learn from students and professionals, both in the classroom and online.

Enabling you to become a self-directed learner who takes ownership of your personal and professional development is part of the programme philosophy.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of CT Head Reporting
40 credits

This module provides a framework for radiographers who wish to undertake reporting of adult CT head scans and facilitates the development of professional and clinical competencies necessary for reporting images of CT head scans.

The post graduate radiography programme at Birmingham City University will support students wishing to have an in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography which will be informed by current practice and research. We are proud of the links we have forged with clinical departments to develop a programme which meets the current and developing needs of imaging departments and health-care in the wider context.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of Musculo-Skeletal Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the musculoskeletal radiograph (excluding skull). The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of musculoskeletal reporting. Your actions, as a musculoskeletal reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(ME)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of Chest and Abdomen Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the Adult Chest and Abdomen. Adult is considered to be any patient over the age of 16. The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of Adult Chest and Abdomen reporting. Your actions, as an Adult Chest and Abdomen reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(me)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

Download the full module specification

PG Dip (Pathways)

PG Dip (Image Reporting) 

Download the PG Diploma Radiography (Image Reporting) Course Specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 40 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Download the full module specification

Research: Methods of Enquiry
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

Download the full module specification

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 80 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Foundations and Practice of CT Head Reporting
40 credits

This module provides a framework for radiographers who wish to undertake reporting of adult CT head scans and facilitates the development of professional and clinical competencies necessary for reporting images of CT head scans.

The post graduate radiography programme at Birmingham City University will support students wishing to have an in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography which will be informed by current practice and research. We are proud of the links we have forged with clinical departments to develop a programme which meets the current and developing needs of imaging departments and health-care in the wider context.

Download the full module specification

Foundations and Practice of Musculoskeletal Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the musculoskeletal radiograph (excluding skull). The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of musculoskeletal reporting. Your actions, as a musculoskeletal reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(ME)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

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Foundations and Practice of Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the Adult Chest and Abdomen. Adult is considered to be any patient over the age of 16. The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of Adult Chest and Abdomen reporting. Your actions, as an Adult Chest and Abdomen reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(me)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

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PG Dip (Breast Interventional Techniques) 

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In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 100 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Breast Imaging Practice
40 credits

The module will be delivered with a student centred approach that will enable you to develop skills for lifelong learning and for you to develop as an innovative individual who will drive and promote improvements within the service. The module will focus on excellence, best practice and awareness of the fast technological advances in breast imaging. You will evaluate approaches to quality control and quality enhancement and the development of professional standards to ensure the highest standards of patient care remain core to the philosophy of the breast care service.

Breast Interventional Techniques
20 credits

The module will provide you with the necessary skills to undertake X-ray guided breast interventional procedures and develop your leadership qualities to enable you to work towards advanced clinical practice. Completion of a logbook of cases is required to provide evidence of your clinical competence and the production and presentation of a poster will demonstrate your understanding of the evidence base that underpins the principles of breast biopsy.

Research Methods of Enquiry
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Plus others from a range of module across the Faculty, dependent on student area of interest and in negotiation with the Course Lead.

Cross Sectional Anatomy
20 credits

As a student studying this module you will be encouraged to take a critical stance during the use of cross sectional imaging. This module is designed to be suitable for both diagnostic and radiotherapy radiographers working or wishing to work in the imaging modality of computed tomography. Within the module students will be able to develop their analysis of anatomy as presented on cross sectional anatomy. The successful student may accrue new insights into the usefulness of cross sectional anatomy in support of their area of practice.

Open Module
20 credits

This module is designed to broaden the horizons of your specialist knowledge by encouraging the deep exploration of a particular aspect of practice related to your award. The content of this module may be tailored to the specific needs of you and your department. Ultimate flexibility is afforded, as the subject matter is selected by you in liaison with the module leader and no university attendance is required.

This module may be used to facilitate your movement into an advance practice role by providing the academic endorsement to a training programme that is based in your own clinical department. Alternatively the module may be used as a vehicle to deepen your knowledge of an area of practice you are interested in.

Fundamentals of MRI
20 credits

Fundamentals of MRI is intended to serve as an introduction to both the physical principles and the clinical applications of MRI and is suitable for study by those new to MRI, or those with more experience who wish to further their knowledge. The aim is to produce healthcare practitioners with sound academic knowledge who are considerate of patient care and safety in the MRI department, whatever their professional background. The clinical applications you will study are those most commonly encountered in practice and the physical principles are covered from a basic to intermediate level. The module may be studied as part of an award pathway, but is equally suited to being taken as a stand-alone module.

PG Dip (Breast Image Reporting) 

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In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits):

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

Breast Imaging Practice
40 credits

The module will be delivered with a student centred approach that will enable you to develop skills for lifelong learning and for you to develop as an innovative individual who will drive and promote improvements within the service. The module will focus on excellence, best practice and awareness of the fast technological advances in breast imaging. You will evaluate approaches to quality control and quality enhancement and the development of professional standards to ensure the highest standards of patient care remain core to the philosophy of the breast care service.

Breast Image Interpretation and Reporting
40 credits

This module is for those mammographers, breast clinicians and appropriate others who seek to extend their role to undertake breast image interpretation and reporting. The module will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and interpret mammographic images in the screening, new referral and post-operative follow-up situations in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Research Methods of Enquiry
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

MSc

MSc Radiography

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In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 40 credits) plus a dissertation module of either 40 or 60 credits: 

Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice (CORE)
20 credits

This module aims to support you to develop independent learning and advanced scholarship which may be employed to support your continuing professional development. You will be studying the role that leadership plays within wider health contexts such as during periods of change and transformation of service delivery. You will develop academic skills that will allow you to interrogate evidence that supports aspects of your clinical practice which will allow you to act with confidence and autonomy within your own scope of responsibility.

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Research: Methods of Enquiry (CORE)
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

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Dissertation
40 credits

This double module provides the student with the opportunity to complete a piece of work around a chosen topic in order to demonstrate competence in the planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of a Research Project, a Systematic Review or Project Management. It involves 400 hours of study. The focus is on facilitating the student's independent, critical study in their academic discipline or area of professional practice.

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Dissertation
60 credits

This triple module forms the final bridge between the award of a Postgraduate Diploma and a Health MSc related to a named award. It provides the student with the opportunity to complete a piece of work around a chosen topic in order to demonstrate competence in the planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of a Research Project, a Systematic Review or Project Management. It involves 600 hours of study. The focus is on facilitating the student's independent, critical study in their academic discipline or area of professional practice.

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Option 1:

If you have completed the 40 credit dissertation module, in order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 100 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Optional 2:

If you have completed the 60 credit dissertation module, in order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 80 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules:

Cross Sectional Anatomy
20 credits

As a student studying this module you will be encouraged to take a critical stance during the use of cross sectional imaging. This module is designed to be suitable for both diagnostic and radiotherapy radiographers working or wishing to work in the imaging modality of computed tomography. Within the module students will be able to develop their analysis of anatomy as presented on cross sectional anatomy. The successful student may accrue new insights into the usefulness of cross sectional anatomy in support of their area of practice.

Download the full module specification

Open Module
20 credits

This module is designed to broaden the horizons of your specialist knowledge by encouraging the deep exploration of a particular aspect of practice related to your award. The content of this module may be tailored to the specific needs of you and your department. Ultimate flexibility is afforded, as the subject matter is selected by you in liaison with the module leader and no university attendance is required.

This module may be used to facilitate your movement into an advance practice role by providing the academic endorsement to a training programme that is based in your own clinical department. Alternatively the module may be used as a vehicle to deepen your knowledge of an area of practice you are interested in.

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Paediatric Reporting
20 credits

This module will equip you with the skills required to issue a radiological report on plain images of the Paediatric skeleton. The module is aimed at Reporting radiographers who wish to develop an in depth knowledge in support of expertise already gained through PG reporting education. It is has been highlighted by clinical reporters that there is sometime a delay in issuing reports on paediatric plain imaging due to constraints being placed on reporting radiographers and the age range which they can independently report on. This may delay the report being issued and thus have an impact on further treatment for the child. The module will consider the paediatric to be up to the age of 16; this module will not explore paediatric chest and abdomen appearances.

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Radiographic Image Interpretation for the Health Care Professional
20 credits

This module aims to provide grounding in imaging interpretation (core imaging) for the wider healthcare sector, with a holistic approach to the patient. The module provides the necessary theoretical content to enable you to be able to interpret radiographic images. This module will support radiographers and other healthcare professionals who will be undertaking initial commenting in their imaging departments or as part of their role. Radiographers are expected to be able to assess image appearances and make a comment based on this interpretation. This offers an additional stage of interpretation for the patient and enhances the practice of the radiographer and healthcare professional. This level of interpretation offers an additional level of safety to the patient as their image will have been scrutinised prior to final reporting. This module will enhance the image interpretation skills of any healthcare professional who wishes to improve their ability to detect abnormalities on skeletal images. This module will improve image interpretation skills however it will not equip you with the skills to offer a legally binding report.

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Chest X-ray Interpretation for the Health Care Professional
20 credits

This module is designed for all healthcare professionals to develop skills in adult chest x-ray interpretation. It is especially suited to allied health and nursing professionals but can be accessed by any healthcare professional wishing to develop skills in image interpretation of the adult chest x-ray.

By studying this module you will develop a critical approach to image interpretation of x-rays of the adult chest. Though the module does not give you the skills required to produce a formal report on a chest x-ray, the knowledge and skills you develop will enable you to make clinical decisions based on your interpretation.

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Fundamentals of MRI
20 credits

Fundamentals of MRI is intended to serve as an introduction to both the physical principles and the clinical applications of MRI and is suitable for study by those new to MRI, or those with more experience who wish to further their knowledge. The aim is to produce healthcare practitioners with sound academic knowledge who are considerate of patient care and safety in the MRI department, whatever their professional background. The clinical applications you will study are those most commonly encountered in practice and the physical principles are covered from a basic to intermediate level. The module may be studied as part of an award pathway, but is equally suited to being taken as a stand-alone module.

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MRI Specialist Techniques
20 credits

MRI Specialist Techniques is designed to enhance your MRI knowledge by raising your awareness and developing your understanding of the various specialist and emerging techniques in MRI. MRI is a rapidly-changing technology and the focus of this module is the state-or-the-art, thus encouraging the exploration of current thinking and emergent practice. Your ability to present information in a manner suitable for use by others is assessed in this module – thus enhancing your ability to disseminate your knowledge. The module is suitable for study by any professional with an interest in this area who wishes to enhance their knowledge, although a sound understanding of the physical principles of MRI is advantageous.

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MRI Principles and Practice
20 credits

MRI Principles and Practice is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Fundamentals of MRI, but may also be taken by those who already possess a sound knowledge of the basic physical principles of MRI. It is intended that by studying this module you will gain an advanced level of knowledge regarding the physical principles of MRI which may be applied to your own practice. This module also deals with the safe use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, an awareness of which is fundamental for providing safe patient care. The clinical applications in the head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and vascular system are also studied in this module to enable you to develop a critical awareness of how MRI contributes to the management of pathology.

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Advanced CT Applications and Imaging Science
40 credits

This module will build upon the study skills you developed at undergraduate level. We will support you in developing advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography, informed by current practice and research in the field of Computed Tomography.

The programme aims to develop your collaborative skills. Therefore, whilst studying this module, you can expect to work with and learn from students and professionals, both in the classroom and online.

Enabling you to become a self-directed learner who takes ownership of your personal and professional development is part of the programme philosophy.

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Foundations and Practice of CT Head Reporting
40 credits

This module provides a framework for radiographers who wish to undertake reporting of adult CT head scans and facilitates the development of professional and clinical competencies necessary for reporting images of CT head scans.

The post graduate radiography programme at Birmingham City University will support students wishing to have an in-depth and advanced knowledge and understanding in radiography which will be informed by current practice and research. We are proud of the links we have forged with clinical departments to develop a programme which meets the current and developing needs of imaging departments and health-care in the wider context.

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Foundations and Practice of Musculo-Skeletal Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the musculoskeletal radiograph (excluding skull). The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of musculoskeletal reporting. Your actions, as a musculoskeletal reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(ME)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

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Foundations and Practice of Adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting
40 credits

This module will encourage you to engage in active and informed participation in core image reporting of the Adult Chest and Abdomen. Adult is considered to be any patient over the age of 16. The module will adopt a learner-centric approach and through your study and development, you will become champions in the specialism of Adult Chest and Abdomen reporting. Your actions, as an Adult Chest and Abdomen reporter, will have a direct consequence on the management of patient care and will help ensure imaging departments are able to produce timely imaging reports in line with IR(me)R. The module will explore and contextualise the foundations of image reporting such as visual perception, satisfaction of search, medico-legal aspects of reporting, maintaining quality in report writing and conducting audit as well as the fundamental skill of interpreting the image.

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Course structure

All modules can be studied part-time to fit around your personal and professional commitments. You can study modules on a standalone basis or towards an award at PgCert, PgDip or MSc level. Face-to-face learning will include lectures, tutorials, formative assessments, workshops and each single module requires a notional 200 hours of study, and double modules require 400 hours.

Most modules are delivered during a working day, on block release of two to three days at a time, with the clinical component taking place in your workplace under the direction of a clinical supervisor. You will regularly have an opportunity for formative assessment throughout the course and get regular verbal feedback on your progress.

You will also have access to Moodle, a virtual learning environment that provides online resources, discussion forums and directed and self-directed study.

If you have any questions, please email postgradradiography@bcu.ac.uk

PgCert and PgDip Pathway Options

The suite of courses offers opportunities for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographers to study for the following named awards:

  • PgCert Radiography
  • PgCert Radiography (Adult, Chest and Abdomen Reporting)
  • PgCert Radiography ( Reporting)
  • PgCert Radiography (CT Head Reporting)
  • PgCert Radiography (Computed Tomography)
  • PgCert Radiography (MRI)
  • PgCert  Radiography (Breast Image Reporting)
  • PgDip Radiography
  • PgDip Radiography (MRI)
  • PgDip Radiography (Image Reporting)*
  • PgDip (Breast Image Reporting)
  • PgDip (Breast Interventional Techniques)
  • MSc Radiography

*Two reporting modules must be studied for this award.

Each named award has its own clinical and academic requirements. Expected durations may also vary slightly. Applicants are advised to contact Genny Sandon or call on 0121 202 4264 for more detailed course information.

MSc Pathway Options

There are two options available regarding the pathway you decide to take towards your MSc Radiography:

Core Modules

  • Leadership for Advanced Professional Practice – 20 credits
  • Research: Methods of Enquiry – 20 credits

Option one – Choose modules to the value of 120 credits (including core modules above) plus a 60 credit Dissertation.

Option two – Choose modules to the value of 140 credits (including core modules above) plus a 40 credit Dissertation.

Modules to choose from:
  • Open Module (20 credits)
  • Paediatric Reporting (20 credits)
  • Cross Sectional Anatomy (20 credits)
  • Chest and Abdomen for the Health Care Professional (20 credits)
  • Image Interpretation for the Health Care Professional (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of MRI (20 credits)
  • Principles and Practice of MRI (20 credits)
  • MRI Specialist Techniques (20 credits)
  • Foundations and Practice of CT Head Reporting (40 credits)
  • Foundations and Practice of Skeletal Reporting (40 credits)
  • Foundations and Practice of adult Chest and Abdomen Reporting (40 credits)
  • Advanced CT Applications and Imaging Science (40 credits)

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be employed to ensure the student gains the most from their studies. Named pathways have assessment structures which include annotated bibliography, posters, assignments and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). These are aimed to improve student study skills and encourage students to continue with their study at Postgraduate level.

Students returning to study or those wishing to study single modules will receive study skills support within the module delivery, further support can be gained from the library and our personal development department.

Details of individual module assessments are given in the PG Radiography Programme Specification. 

Accreditation or professional associations

This course is accredited by the following professional bodies. 

  • College of Radiographers
  • Health Care Professionals Council

Further Study

On successful completion of the MSc, there is the possibility of moving on to undertake a PhD with us at the School of Health Sciences.

All modules also offer advice on study skills support, further support can be accessed via PDD and the library, and teaching staff are always available to support students returning to study.

Trips and visits

For Cross Sectional Anatomy module there is the option of visiting a facility in Oswestry to study human specimens.

Module Dates

The following spreadsheets gives you dates for all Health-related modules:

2019 Module Dates

Examples of classroom activities 

A variety of learning and teaching strategies are adopted during the course. Lectures are delivered by faculty staff and clinical colleagues who are experts in their field.  This will usually be consultant radiologists or reporting radiographers, clinical leaders and specialists from manufacturers. The range of external speakers will be dependent on the modules you choose to study. A range of teaching strategies will be adopted to include whole group work, small group work, tutorials, on line quizzes and access to the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) which is our image repository. For reporting courses Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)’s will be offered at every contact session to help monitor your progress and give an opportunity for discussion.  Image sessions will be utilised as much as possible in support of taught content. Furthermore, students who undertake an image reporting module will require 1 day a week in the clinical setting to allow you to report and meet with your clinical supervisor.

 

Enhancing Employability Skills

Health Care Professionals have never been better placed to extend their scope of practice. Imaging modalities such as MRI and CT are becoming more of a first line investigation in the treatment and management of patient conditions and thus they require Radiographers who are able to lead to service. The decrease in the number of radiologists coupled with the increase in demand for imaging services means there has never been a better time for radiographers to extend in to advanced practice with a qualification that is recognised internationally.

Your experience at BCU will ensure that you can compete in the international radiographic arena as a creative problem solver and an enterprising advanced practitioner. The present workforce is more mobile and global than it has ever been; there are opportunities for diagnostic radiographers and therapeutic radiographers who have qualified in the United Kingdom to work in other countries and thus have a global outlook on clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Placements

If you are studying a particular imaging modality we recommend that you work within this modality in the clinical setting. We do stipulate 1 day a week reporting time in the clinical setting for reporting modules and this will be guided self-study to gain practical experience. This will allow you to report, meet with your clinical supervisor and attend Multi-disciplinary meetings (MDT). Your individual learning is based on professional clinical practice and you will avail yourself of any learning opportunities pertinent to your area of study.

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OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Graduate Jobs

The PgCert/PgDip/MSc Radiography will allow you to take the next step in your radiography career, into advanced practice, as a consultant radiography or in a managerial position.

Examples of real graduates and their roles

PG radiography students typically work in NHS Trusts and the Private sector in roles from two year post registration up to Consultant Radiographer.  Some past students go on to teach radiography at postgraduate level.

Links to industry

We have very close links with clinical departments that support PG radiography learning.  These sites are from all over the UK, Ireland and in Denmark.

Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses cutting-edge learning facilities.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Radiography Skills Suite

Our purpose-built Radiography Skills Suite allows you to improve your skills through simulation in a safe and protected environment, and includes:

  • Dedicated PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) suite;
  • Dedicated Xograph X-ray imaging suite (CR and DR);
  • Fully functioning Mobile X-ray and Image Intensifier units, for use in our on-site Ward and Theatre simulation workshops.
  • Oncentra Masterplan Radiotherapy Planning system;
  • Ultrasim Ultrasound machine;

X Ray room/PACS Room

This is a real, working X-ray room, where students can practice taking x-rays and also to digitise them to view on the PACS system. We also have a fully functioning Mobile X-ray and Image Intensifier units, for use in our on-site Ward and Theatre simulation workshops. We use a portable camera system that can record and stream video to any other classroom on the campus so we can simulate scenarios with our students.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Staff Introduction

Our teaching staff are motivated, enthusiastic, experienced, both clinically and academically, supportive and have a range of published work.

They have a passion for learning beyond registration and the development of the individual, both within the profession of Radiography and Radiotherapy and beyond.

Helen Hopkins

Course Leader for MSc Radiography

Having qualified from University of Central England (now BCU) in 2000, I worked for City Hospital, Birmingham for 13 years. I became an Advanced Practitioner in 2004 as a reporting radiographer. I maintained my clinical expertise by working evening shifts alongside my university work up until October 2013.

Having worked at the university for 9 years I have been involved in a wide variety of modules. Part of my job over the last 4 years has been to develop and instil simulation into the Undergraduate Diagnostic radiography programme.

At the moment I am currently working towards my MSc in Radiography and I hope to complete this by 2015.

I am currently the module coordinator for a number of modules both undergraduate and post graduate.

Genny Sandon

Deputy Course Leader for MSc Radiography

Genny is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a senior lecturer in radiography (specialising in CT scanning, cross-sectional imaging and CT head reporting). Her role is Programme Lead for MSc Radiography. Genny co-ordinates and teach on both undergraduate and post graduate radiography programmes specialising in cross sectional imaging, anatomy and CT head reporting. 

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