Interventional Radiography is a rapidly evolving speciality of radiology with specialist radiographers performing critical real time imaging whilst working with interventional radiologists treating patients. The past few years have seen specialist interventional radiographers extending their practice by successfully training to perform interventional procedures too – a crucial role development to aid the interventional radiology workforce and keep up with the increasing expanding service demands.
This Pg Cert Interventional Radiography at LSBU is the first Pg Cert of its kind in the UK and will provide enhanced training to all healthcare professionals working within interventional radiology or those looking to extend their practice.
By the end of this course participants will have an enhanced understanding and knowledge of key theory working within interventional radiography or have developed a portfolio of evidence demonstrating competency performing interventional procedures.
Students will be taught by experience lecturers and practicing specialists within the field.
Why Interventional Radiography at LSBU?
- 1st Pg Cert award of its kind for interventional radiography in the UK.
- Choose from optional modules to suit your training and development needs.
- Teaching delivered by experience specialist lecturers and clinical experts.
- LSBU Health and Social Care graduates are the second highest paid amongst all London Modern university graduates, and the sixth highest in the UK one year after graduating (DfE LEO data 2022).
- This course is pending approval by the Society and College of Radiographers.
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Entry Level Requirements
A degree, diploma or other equivalent qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or another healthcare profession.
If the candidate will be undertaking clinical training (with the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module) they must work within, or have access to, a clinical department willing to support the candidates specific practical training. The candidate must provide a signed letter of support from their manager and radiologist mentor at the time of application.
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When submitting your application, you must include a personal statement detailing why you want to study the course and, importantly, stating which TWO optional modules you wish to study. If you chose to study the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module, to undertake practical clinical training and extend your scope of practice, you must also submit a reference from your manager and a named Interventional Radiologist mentor that will be supporting your training.
Each module is also available as a standalone CPPD module to working healthcare professionals sponsored by their employer. Application via this route is for individual modules and not for the Pg Cert course.
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Candidates must provide a personal statement with their application detailing why they want to study the course and stating which optional modules they want to study.
Applicants must provide a signed letter by their imaging manager and radiologist mentor, confirming the intention to train the candidate, if they are going to study the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module.
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.
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 Enrolment pages.
Th Pg Cert is made up of 60-credits, students must study one 20-credit core module and then choose two out of the three 20-credit optional modules. Each module explores a different aspect of interventional radiology and will develop enhanced knowledge and understanding of theoretical practice, current professional guidance and legislation or facilitate the development of advanced practical skills.
|Dissertation||Online: 40c- AHP_7_098; 60c- AHP-7-104. Taught 40c- AHP_7_064; 60c- AHP-051||40 or 60||/||/||Core||x||x|
|Research in Health & Social Care||Online TAR_7_013 or taught TAR_7_011||20||Generalist Option||Core||Core||x||x|
|Foundations of Image Interpretation||AHP_7_065||20||Core||Core||Core||x|
|Image Interpretation - Appendicular Skeleton||AHP-7-067||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Image Interpretation - Axial Skeleton||AHP-7-068||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Image Interpretation – Abdomen||AHP-7-066||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Image Interpretation – Chest||AHP-7-069||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Image Interpretation - CT Head||AHP-7-070||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Specialist Skills Development – Preliminary Clinical Evaluation in the Acute Setting (Singapore Only)||AHP-7-072||40||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Specialist Skills Development - Breast Imaging (Singapore Only)||AHP-7-071||40||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Radiographic Reporting: Appendicular skeleton||AHP-7-099||40||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Radiographic Reporting: Axial Skeleton||AHP-7-100||20||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Advances in Specialised Skeletal Imaging||AHP-7-019||20||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Radiographic Chest Reporting||AHP-7-063||40||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Mammography Theory||AHP-020||20||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Mammography Practice||AHP-7-115||40||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Mammography Image Interpretation & Reporting||AHP-7-101||40||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Clinical Breast Examination and Communication Skills||AHP-7-075||20||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Breast Ultrasound for Ultrasonographers||AHP-7-074||40||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Breast Ultrasound||AHP-7-073||60||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures||AHP-7-076||20||/||Specialist Option||Specialist Option||x|
|Intravenous Administration of Pharmaceutical Substances for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Purposes||AHP-6-023||10||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|Mentorship for Allied Health Professionals||Online AHP-7-106 or taught AHP-7-081||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x||x|
|Innovation for Excellence Leading Service Change||RCN-7-101||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|Ethics and Law in Professional Practice||WHN-7-124||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|Enhancing Practice through Work Based Learning||Online AHP-7-114 and taught AHP-7-097||20||Specialist Option||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x||x|
|Leadership and Quality Improvement for Allied Health Professionals||AHP-7-105||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x||x|
|An Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health Care Professionals||AHP-7-038||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for Allied Health Professionals||AHP-7-077||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|Entrepreneurship for Allied Health Professionals||online AHP-7-107 and taught AHP-7-079||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x||x|
|An Introduction to Economic Evaluation for Allied Health Professionals||AHP-7-050||20||/||Generalist Option||Generalist Option||x|
|TOTAL 60 CREDIT||TOTAL 120 CREDIT||TOTAL 180 CREDIT|
- Interventional Radiography Imaging and Equipment (TRD_7_003) - 20 credits
This core module is delivered in semester 1 and will develop an in-depth understanding of imaging equipment and interventional equipment used within interventional radiology departments.
- Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography (TRD_7_002) - 20 credits.
This module runs across both semester 1 and 2 and will facilitate the development of advanced practical skills enabling students to learn how to competently perform interventional radiological procedures as agreed with their clinical department. This module is specifically aimed at individuals wishing to extend their practice by performing interventional procedures.
- Theoretical Concepts of Interventional Radiology Procedures (TRD_7_004)- 20 credits.
This module is delivered in semester 1 and explores the rationale and processes for various interventional procedures, including non-vascular, vascular, neuro and cardiac procedures.
- Advanced Patient Care in Interventional Radiology (TRD_7_001) - 20 credits
This module is delivered in semester 2 and enables the student to develop an advanced understanding or pre, intra and post procedural patient care that can be critically applied to the clinical department.
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will have developed an advanced knowledge and understanding of interventional radiography that will have a direct impact upon their clinical expertise and practice.
If students have successfully completed the Extended Practice in Interventional Radiography module they will have developed advanced practical skills and competency at performing specific interventional procedures which will likely act as evidence towards advanced practitioner accreditation.
Upon successful completion of the Pg Cert students can continue to study additional modules at LSBU within the Pg Dip / MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme for a higher award.
- Society & College of Radiographers
- Visiting fellow: Emma Rose – Advanced Practitioner Radiographer, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Teaching and Assessment
Students will be taught by experience lecturers and practicing clinical specialists within the field.
The programme is part time and all modules are delivered with a hybrid approach. Content will be taught through lectures, webinars, tutorials and blended learning activities with the use of a virtual learning environment (VLE). Students are also expected and encouraged to engage with significant independent study beyond the material provided to further their knowledge and understanding of topics. Students will have access to a VLE, online resources books/e-books and journals through the extensive library service at LSBU.
The course incorporates a variety of assessment methods from written examination, oral examination, written essays, podcasts, case studies and portfolio work.
This postgraduate course does not offer personal tutor to students, all students will receive pastoral support by the module leaders, teaching team and Course Director as needed.
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