This module is designed to be of particular interest to diagnostic radiographers who are currently working in the area of medical imaging and who wish to enhance their knowledge so as to contribute to improve medical imaging services.
It is designed to support healthcare professionals develop their knowledge, understanding and apply research informed learning to international health communities to inform health service practice and delivery.
Students will use a learning opportunity undertaken at conference, short course, study day or distance learning course , to focus on a topic that is currently relevant to clinical medical imaging practice.
The student may choose to review and evaluate an aspect of current practice, explore and report on a recent change in practice, or develop and reflect on new clinical skills or services. The role of medical imaging in the patient pathway may also be considered and this should be reflected in the content of the short course. Relevant published research and literary evidence will be critically appraised to determine the likely impact of developments on clinical practice.
The role of higher education within the UK is not only to develop the learning and critical thinking skills of students but to provide students such as yourself with the opportunity to study for an award which will support your current and future career prospects within a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.
When does the module take place?
This module has two intakes per year, in January and September. Contact time for the module is three half days - see attendance dates for details. It is one of the module options on the MSc Medical Imaging award and a core module on the MSc Medical Imaging: International award.
The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:
- Be in possession of a first degree or an appropriate professional qualification in radiography or related subject
- Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of development
In addition, for work-based modules you must:
- Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables you to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the HCPC or NMC or other health care regulator
- Have managerial support for your studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support your studies
Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.
English language requirements
All international students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS score of at least band 6.5 with no subtests less than 5.5.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
What you will study
This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.
The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.
Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.
Learning and assessment
There are two assessments for this module: both must achieve a mark of 40% to pass the module. A reflective piece looks at how new knowledge can inform your practice. A critical evaluation looks at imaging technology, practices, protocols or intervention: you can choose to undertake an oral presentation or an assignment for this assessment.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2019/20 Standard part-time undergraduate health module:
- 10 credits: £770
- 20 credits: £1,540
- 30 credits: £2,310
- 40 credits: £3,080
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
It is designed to support healthcare practitioners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in medical imaging that are required of a professional who aspires to work at an advanced level of practice.