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Radiographic Reporting (PgDip/PgCert)

n/a (Full-time) / 2 years (PgDip), 1 year (PgCert) (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

an xray

Course Aims

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.

Course Description

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.

A radiological mentor is required in order to satisfy the requirements of the modules.

Course Structure

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 Appreciate 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.

Compulsory Module
Code
Module title
HCT101 Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation - 30 credits
And at least 1 radiographic reporting module for PgC and 2 radiographic reporting modules for PgD
Optional Modules
Code
Module title
HCT132 Ethics in Health and Social Care - 30 credits
HCT147 Health and Safety and Radiation Protection - 30 credits
HCT251 Education in Practice – Personal and Professional Development of Self and Others - 30 credits
HCT101 Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation - 30 credits
HCT102 Appendicular Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT103 Axial Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT104 Chest and Abdomen Image Appreciation - 30 credits
HCT106 Appendicular Reporting - 30 credits
HCT107 Axial Reporting - 30 credits
HCT108 Chest and Abdomen Reporting - 30 credits
HCT024 Or HCT075 Research Methods in Health and Social Care - 30 credits Research methods in health and social care (Distance learning) 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.

Please note that your module choice must total 120 credits with a minimum of 60 credits being in Radiography modules or shared modules.

Skills Acquired

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to produce an accurate, informative written report in a concise and coherent way, to a sensitivity and specificity of 95%.

examining an xray

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for healthcare professionals, in particular allied health professionals (including radiographers and extended scope physiotherapists) and nursing personnel (specifically nurse practitioners in Accident and Emergency). 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.

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.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £2,865.00
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
    £8,500.00

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Sharon Pratt  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 

Fax:  

Email: HCAREAdmissions@cardiff.ac.uk  

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

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