University of Salford

University of Salford

Advanced Medical Imaging

This course aims to help health care professionals achieve specialist, advanced and consultant practitioner status in the field of medical imaging. It also offers pathways which will further the professional development of qualified sonographers and mammographers.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be appropriately qualified practitioners. Graduate healthcare professionals with a minimum degree classification of 2.1 may apply directly. Applications from those with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant clinical experience are welcomed, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). For the clinically related modules, appliants must have access to a relevant imaging caseload and the support of an appropriately qualified mentor. The University of Salford cannot undertake to find a clinical placement for them. Students whose 1st language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English: IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 in any component is required with no element below 6.

Course modules

Modules include: Advancing practice in medical imaging; screening and diagnosis; fundamentals of diagnostic ultrasound; clinical application of diagnostic ultrasound; publishing and presenting in health care; fundamentals of radiological reporting; radiology image interpretation; fundamentals of mammography practice; advanced technique in mammography practice; research methods; dissertation; ultrasound PgDip (obs and gynae and general areas); ultrasound (focused area of practice such as vascular, MSK, obsterics), mammography practice; reporting (skeletal, breast, CT head); GI technique only (barium swallow and VF, CTC); GI techniques with reporting and HSG with reporting; HSG technique only; breast intervention; cardiac stress testing.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are designed to suit a variety of learning styles and include: Assignments; viva voce; exams; portfolio; objective structured assessments; poster presentation.

Sponsorship information

NHS Funding: many of the modules are funded for employees of NHS Trusts within the NW region by direct funding through the CPD-Apply system. If a student's Trust is part of the North West SLA agreement, they must 1st contact their CPD Lead to agree funding. They may then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system. Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for International students only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,435 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time £ 4,435 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 4,435 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

Key information

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