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  • Objectives
    The aim of the course is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to apply critical appraisal to day to day practice and promote reflective and evidence based practice. Students following the Postgraduate Diploma route will gain experience of research project management.
  • Entry requirements
    A minimum of an Honours Degree in Radiography Or: Other qualifications which may be deemed equivalent to the above eg: Diploma of the College of Radiographers. Some students may be able to apply for credit exemption for specific modules or parts of the course. If you think this may apply to you, please contact the Department of Radiography for advice. Professional placement and study abroad Fees & bursaries Home students * Certificate: £2,060 * Diploma: £4,120 * MSc: £5,120 * Occasional Module Fee: £515 * Fee for APEL credits: £515 * Dissertation Fee: £1,000 Overseas Students * Certificate: £4,845 * Diploma: £9,690 * MSc: £12,040 * Occasional Module Fee: £1,211.25 * Fee for APEL credits: £1,211.25 * Dissertation: £2,350 Additional information Please contact Clare Raymond-Barker, tel: 020 7040 5685 for further advice on individual modules or the overall course structure.
  • Academic Title
    Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) Certificate/Diploma/MSc
  • Course description
    Course overview

    This course is for radiographers working in diagnostic imaging who wish to extend their knowledge and research skills within a range of radiography related subjects. Applications are invited from international applicants who are able to secure a clinical placement for the duration of the intended course of study. Radiographers may also study individual modules within the courses for continued professional development activity.

    From September 2007 the mode of study for some modules on this course has changed. In the past, the entire course has been studied by day release with students attending the University for 12 consecutive half days per module but in the future some modules will be offered over week blocks and/or through distance learning.

    The postgraduate radiography courses include a work based learning module which can be individually tailored to meet clinical practitioner and clinical department needs.

    Course content

    Students may select modules to design their own tailored course of study that reflects their clinical needs and career aspirations.

    Students must obtain 60 M Level credits in order to receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate, 120 M Level credits in order to receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma and 180 M Level credits in order to receive the award of MSc.

    Teaching and assessment

    The course involves a variety of learning and teaching methods. These include some formal lectures as well as class based workshops, student discussions, presentations and self directed learning tasks.

    September 2007 saw WebCT introduced into some modules. This enables students to complete some aspects of individual modules online.

    Self-study is also a vital area of study at this level. Students must be aware that many hours of their own time are needed to complete the course and the week to week background tasks that support their studies. For a 15 M Level credit module some 120 hours of self study will be required in addition to the time dedicated to attend lectures.

    Once enrolled, students have five years in which to complete the entire course. Some students decide to only study one module per term, spreading the course out and allowing time for other commitments. If department funding is an issue, students may enrol initially in the Certificate course and then carry on to the Diploma or MSc if and when funding permits

    Assessments cover a range of types depending on the module studied, many of which have a clinical element to them. They are designed to promote skills that will be useful in clinical practice and necessary for the practitioner of the future.

    Examples are:

        * clinical case studies
        * an oral presentation of a piece of work, either a case study or poster
        * completing a reflective learning portfolio
        * unseen examinations
        * formulating a business plan or research proposal
        * situational analysis

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