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Radiographic Reporting PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Overview

Facilitating your development

Our programme 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 ability, facilitating your development as a competent and reflective practitioner.

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.

Why Radiographic Reporting at LSBU?

Our course is a long established and successful programme, having started in 1996.
No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2019).
Specialist reporting radiographers and radiologists provide stimulating lectures.
LSBU has its own PACS (Sectra) with thousands of practice (and assessment) cases for reporting.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
PgDip (Top up) Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
MSc (Top Up) Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
PgCert Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

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)

Plus optional modules worth 40 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

PgDip (120 credits)

Plus optional modules worth 80 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.

MSc (180 Credits)

Plus optional modules worth 80 - 100 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.

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, consultant, or researcher.

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.


Michael Williams

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

Michael Williams is a Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography in the School of Health and Social Care.


Facilities

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
PgDip (Top up) Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5065
Application method
Mode
MSc (Top Up) Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5066
Application method
Mode
PgCert Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5064
Application method

Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL)

Applicants with a PgCert Appendicular Reporting qualification from another university may apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), if applying to study for Axial Reporting on the PgDip pathway. For APL information please contact a member of staff.

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.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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Tel: 0800 923 8888

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