PgCert Interventional Radiography

Southwark Campus

Mode: Part-time; Distance

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Overview

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.

Accreditation

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This course is pending approval by the Society and College of Radiographers.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

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.

Core module

  • 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.

Optional modules

  • 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.

Employability

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.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

  • Society & College of Radiographers
  • Visiting fellow: Emma Rose – Advanced Practitioner Radiographer, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Teaching and learning

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.

Entry 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.

If English is not the first language, students must have an IELTS average score of 7.0 on entry onto the course. No individual elements should be below 7.0.

How to apply

Home applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
5888
Application method

Direct via LSBU.

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.

CPPD applicants

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.

You can apply for the range of CPPD Health and Social Care courses on offer through our CPPD online prospectus where you can also browse through our programmes and modules. You can use the easy search facility or use one of the shortcuts to the professional groups. By clicking on the programme or module you are interested in you will be shown information on the course itself, including dates delivered. You will also be able to apply online, with no need to fill out lots of paperwork. Apply within five minutes using our system, and if your employer has offered to fund you, our system will even get their authorisation before your application is processed. Your application will be processed with ease and you will receive an e-mail at every step of the process.

Browse our online CPPD prospectus and apply now.

More information on UKPass Application Service

Full-time/part-time self-funding postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

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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.

Enrolment

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.

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

PGCert Interventional Radiography (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark Adult SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £3855International fee: £5133.33
AOS/LSBU code: 5888Session code: 1PS00

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

CPPD employer-funded students

Many of our students are funded through their NHS Trust or employer. If you are being funded by your employer,please check with your line manager before making your application. You will need to know how your fees are being paid before applying.

For more information about fees and funding for individual CPPD modules please contact hsc-cppd@lsbu.ac.uk

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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