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Medical Imaging (Medical Image Reporting)

Postgraduate Certificate



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Entry requirements

This part-time pathway of study is targeted towards radiographers and other health care professionals who are extending or intend to extend their scope of practice into medical image reporting.

To be eligible for admission to this pathway you must be a registered health care practitioner in employment with possession of a BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography or appropriate professional qualification.

Applicants must have managerial support for their studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support their studies (15 hours a week) and a suitably qualified mentor.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

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. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

The new programme commences with the Principles of Reporting module starting in September which introduces students to the fundamentals of image evaluation, clinical decision-making, accountability and responsibility.

The module challenges students to examine the impact of radiographic practice, technique and technology on the diagnostic quality of images as well as exploring the impact of terminology and phrasing on effective communication. Attendance is two block weeks: one in September and one in October. The assessment is a presentation and assignment.

Students then have the option to select either the Medical Image Reporting (Musculoskeletal) module or Medical Image Reporting (Chest & Abdomen) module, depending on their chosen scope of reporting practice. These modules use a range of image bank assessments, lectures, tutorials, group tasks and clinical practice activities to develop student knowledge and confidence in the reporting of images across a range of traumatic and pathological conditions.

The combination of theoretical and work-based learning maximises knowledge and skills that can be applied to practice. Attendance is three block weeks: Nov, Jan, March for MSK; Jan, March, April for Chest and Abdomen. The assessments include a portfolio, clinical audit of reporting practice, and examination.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.