Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Radiography

This course is aimed at students with a current qualification and registration as a radiographer, therapy radiographer, or other health care professional, with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is designed to enable students to evaluate the relationship between technology, managerial responsibility and policy; as increasing emphasis is being placed on hospital-based research to support evidence-based practice. Through your study and development, you will have the opportunity to become a 'champion' in your area of expertise, and be able to place the management of patient care at the centre of informed and reflective clinical practice. You will 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.

Entry requirements

A BSc (Hons) in diagnostic/therapeutic radiography or equivalent qualification e.g. a Diploma of the College of Radiographers or professional qualification related to the applicant's profession and be registered with the NMC or HCPC. Students should be currently practising, and have at least 2 years' post-qualification experience as a radiographer if they wish to undertake a reporting pathway. Students applying for the named Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) awards in CT Head Reporting, Appendicular Skeletal Reporting, Axial Skeletal Reporting and Adult, Chest and Abdomen Reporting must also have a clinical supervisor within their own department who is willing to support them through the course, together with written approval from the Trust or hospital employing them for clinical practice.

Course modules

Single credit modules-leadership for advanced professional practice (20 credits); research: methods of enquiry (20 credits); ethical and legal issues for advanced practice (20 credits); forensics imaging (20 credits); paediatric imaging (20 credits); introduction to image interpretation of the chest and abdomen (20 credits); cross sectional anatomy (20 credits); image interpretation for comment systems (20 credits); principles and practice of MRI magnetic resource imaging (20 credits); applications of imaging and verification of radiotherapy (20 credits); technical developments in radiotherapy (20 credits). Double credit modules- advanced CT applications and imaging science (20 credits); foundations and practice of appendicular skeletal reporting (20 credits); foundations and practice of axial skeletal reporting (20 credits); foundations and practice of adult chest and abdominal reporting (20 credits); foundations and practice of CT head reporting (20 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 800 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Westbourne City South Campus Birmingham B15 3TN West Midlands

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