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Image Appreciation (PgDip/PgCert)

n/a (full-time) / 2 years (PgDip), 1 year (PgCert) (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

a nursing professional inspects a radiographic image

Course Aims

Image Appreciation (PgDip/PgCert), is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers. Image Appreciation is becoming a more significant feature of healthcare practice across a wide range of roles. It offers knowledge and expertise to enable qualified healthcare professionals to carry out clinical image appreciation, acting as autonomous professionals, and use the results in the overall management of the patient. The skills obtained are transferable to all NHS Trusts and recognised overseas.

The course aims to equip you to meet the ever-changing needs of this fast-developing sector. A high volume of course content will be delivered by experienced Radiologists and Clinical Specialists. You will also have ample opportunity to work in clinical settings with plenty of hands-on experience.

Throughout your studies, you will be immersed in all aspects of Radiography practice (both practical and theoretical) that will help you gain invaluable skills that you will use in the further advancement of your profession.

If you successfully complete sufficient modules for Image Appreciation (PgDip) you have the opportunity to proceed to the dissertation stage. If successful you will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree in Radiography.

Special Features

Course Description

Image Appreciation (PgDip/PgCert) open to radiographers and a wide range of other healthcare professionals, will provide students from a diverse background with the chance to foster greater interprofessional links. Those healthcare professionals completing the course will have the opportunity to increase their evaluative and problem solving skills within the specialised area of image appreciation.

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.

Course Structure

Teaching Session

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 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 Sciences.

Indicative List of Optional Modules

Compulsory Module:

The following 30-credit module is compulsory for all students:

Optional Modules:

Unless otherwise indicated, all optional modules listed below are worth 30 credits.

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 Sciences.

Skills Acquired

Entry Requirements

This course welcomes UK-based as well as EU and International students.

Suitable for professionals who may need to use image appreciation in their role. Students admitted to the course should be in possession of either a first degree or a diploma in the relevant field. At least two years of clinical/fieldwork education is required.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass on IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.

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.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
    £2,925.00
    for PgCert. Diploma fee = £2,925
  • International Part Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
    £8,750.00
    for PgCert. Diploma fee = £8,750

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Karen Eckloff  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7555 or +44 (0)29 2068 7538  

Fax:  

Email: HCAREadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/healthcare-sciences

More information

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