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Radiographic Reporting PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Overview

The Radiographic Reporting programme offers a depth and scope of knowledge, which incorporates a high level of clinical skill in the practice of image evaluation and reporting of the skeletal system. The modules fully integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skill, facilitating your development  as a competent and reflective practitioner.

The programme incorporates key lectures and guided work-based learning, along with practice assessment, evaluation and report writing for radiographic images of the skeletal system. It also offers the option of pathways in skeletal reporting.

This programme has significant work-based elements, therefore it is essential you have effective support and mentorship  in your base department. The work-based learning component is well structured and monitored by us through clinical visits. The LSBU PACS has a wide range of relevant cases that will supplement work-based experience.

We have a highly motivated team of in-house and guest specialists from a variety of hospitals, with over 14 years experience successfully delivering the Radiographic Reporting programme.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
PgCert Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location

Modules

The PgCert is typically achieved in Year 1 and credit carried forward to further study in Year 2 to achieve PgDip. Year 3 completes the MSc with a dissertation. The awards are flexible to suit individual needs:

PgCert (60 credits)

  • Foundations of image interpretation (20 credits)
    This online module introduces the principles of images perception and the opportunities for error in decision making. The implications for practice are considered from abnormality signalling through to written reporting, for integration within a modern healthcare system. Assessment method: 4000 word essay. 100% weighting

Plus optional modules worth 40 credits

PgDip (120 credits)

  • Foundations of image interpretation (20 credits)
    This module introduces the principles of images perception and the opportunities for error in decision making. The implications for practice are considered from abnormality signalling through to written reporting, for integration within a modern healthcare system. Assessment method: 3000 word essay. 100% weighting
  • Research in health and social care (20 credits)
    This module aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and methods in health and social care research together with the skills to find, appraise and use the evidence to address policy and practice issues. It is available in taught or distance learning formats.

Plus optional modules worth 80 credits

MSc (180 Credits)

  • Foundations of image interpretation (20 credits)
    This module introduces the principles of images perception and the opportunities for error in decision making. The implications for practice are considered from abnormality signalling through to written reporting, for integration within a modern healthcare system. Assessment method: 3000 word essay. 100% weighting
  • Research in health and social care (20 credits)
    This module aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of key concepts and methods in health and social care research together with the skills to find, appraise and use the evidence to address policy and practice issues. It is available in taught or distance learning formats.
  • Dissertation (40 or 60 credits)
    This module enables you to plan and conduct an in-depth investigation of a topic that contributes to professional practice. It provides the opportunity to apply an understanding of research methods to the investigation and allows demonstration of your ability to work with relative autonomy in undertaking a sustained, in-depth piece of independent learning. It promotes the dissemination of findings to the relevant professional community.

Plus optional modules worth 80 - 100 credits

Optional modules

  • Radiographic Skeletal Reporting: Appendicular skeleton (40 credits)
    This module forms a key component of the programme enabling you to achieve competence in the practice of radiographic image reporting on radiographs of the Appendicular skeleton (to include shoulder girdle and pelvis). You will be operating currently within the healthcare environment and must have access to the prescribed clinical practice. Assessment method: 120 min OSCE (100%)
  • Radiographic Skeletal Reporting:  Axial Skeleton (20 credits)
    This module forms a key component of the programme enabling you to achieve competence in the practice of radiographic image reporting on radiographs of the Axial skeleton (but will also include the pelvis). You will be operating currently within the healthcare environment and must have access to the prescribed clinical practice. Assessment method: 60 min OSCE (100%) 
  • Advances in Specialised Skeletal Imaging (20 credits)
    This module forms a component of the programme enabling you to achieve competence in the practice of radiographic image reporting. It will concentrate on the contribution of specialised modalities in confirming or contributing to the diagnosis and further investigation of musculoskeletal plain imaging reports. Assessment method: 3000 word case study  (100% weighting)

Employability

This programme will assist in developing graduates career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas. The course offers a flexible and responsive education and training provision which follows the requirements in respect of Continuing  Professional and Personal Development (CPPD), linked to professional regulation and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

Placements

Staff

Harry Bliss

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in Radiography

Harry Bliss is a Lecturer in Radiography in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University.


Jerry Hughes

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Radiography; Course Director of Postgraduate Radiographic Reporting

Jerry Hughes has been involved with the radiographic reporting programme at London South Bank University since 1996.


Jennifer Jones

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Allied Health Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Course Director in Radiography

Jenny Jones is a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Course Director in radiography.


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Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

  • Applicants will normally be a registered radiographer or other health care professional with full access to radiographic images for reporting which should include a high proportion of Accident and Emergency cases.
  • Participants should have written confirmation and support of an appropriate radiology department in which to train.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
PgCert Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5064
Application method

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 5065Session code: 1PS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £2898International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 5066Session code: 1PS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 5064Session code: 1PS00

Many students are funded by their employer/Trust as part of their professional development. Speak with your employer to find out if there is CPD funding available.

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Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

 
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