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Radiography – Medical Imaging, Oncology Practice and Breast Evaluation PgCert-PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    Radiography exists in a changing professional environment and requires practitioners to continually update and review clinical practice. This course provides a flexible framework to prepare you for advanced practice by studying topics relevant to your needs and those of your clinical departments.
  • Academic Title
    Radiography – Medical Imaging, Oncology Practice and Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    There are routes for diagnostic radiographers, therapy radiographers and other areas within the discipline, eg mammography and dental radiography. The Breast Evaluation field also provides an interprofessional route for non-radiographers working in the area of breast imaging, diagnosis and care. The fields of medical imaging, oncology practice and breast evaluation are offered as either a part-time block release course or as a full-time course.

    Modular pathways that exclude associated clinical practice experience are available for international students for the Medical Imaging and Oncology Practice fields.

    What will you study?
    You will study modules relating to clinical roles, management, supervisory and assessment roles, quality issues, research methods and ethics, as well as taking a module of independent study to meet a particular professional need or interest.

    Some of the modules are developed in partnership with the Jarvis and St George's Breast Screening Training Centres; Guy’s, King's and St Thomas’ Hospital, Department of Dental Radiology; the Royal Marsden NHS Trust; and the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Bristol.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    -Assessing and Supervising in the Workplace
    -Breast Cancer Treatment, Management and Care
    -Cancer Management
    -Computed Tomography I – Principles
    -Computed Tomography II – Clinical Practice
    -Digital Imaging
    -Family History and Genetics of Breast Cancer
    -Foundation to Image Interpretation
    -Magnetic Resonance Imaging I – Principles
    -Management of People in the Workplace
    -Professional Care of Paediatric Patients in Radiography
    -Professional Research Analysis
    -Quality and Professional Issues in Health Care
    -Radiotherapy Practice
    -Research Methods
    -Self-Managed Learning in the Workplace

    Modules delivered by partner institutions
    -Advanced Dental and Maxillo-Facial Radiography
    -Advanced Principles and Practice of Breast Assessment Techniques
    -Clinical Breast Examination and Client Communication
    -Image Guided Radiotherapy Verification
    -Integration and Direction of the Breast Assessment Clinic
    -Interpretation and Reporting in Mammography
    -Principles and Practice of Mammography
    -Pharmacological Management of Treatment-Related Toxicity in Oncology
    -Ultrasound of the Breast

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