Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging - Single Module
Level 7 (30 credits)

Part-time study available

3 good reasons to study Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging - Single Module at Salford

1.

This module extends your skills and knowledge in your subject area

2.

Students who have completed this module have been pioneers in advancing radiography practice into new subject areas

3.

Delivered by research active lecturers who are experts in their field

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advanced Medical Imaging.

Clinical learning outcomes, which will include proficiency based outcomes, will the negotiated between the student, the University-based tutor and the workplace mentor. These will be embedded in a Learning Agreement which will identify learning needs and the strategies to achieve them, and will cover an area of advanced practice such as: 

  • Barium swallows
  • Videofluoroscopy
  • Arthrograms

Entry Requirements

Entrants must be appropriately qualified practitioners. Graduate healthcare professionals with a minimum degree classification of 2:1 may apply directly

Appropriately experienced applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be considered in line with the University's APL procedure

Evidence of access to a relevant clinical imaging caseload and the support of a suitably trained clinical mentor. You must have the agreement of the service manager and clinical mentor to facilitate your access to this caseload.

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information:

You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7

Personal statement:

Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 in any component is required with no element below 6.

Suitable For

This module is for radiographers and other health care professionals, including medical and nursing staff, who wish to forge a career in the field of medical imaging.

This is a clinically related module, so you must have access to a relevant clinical caseload as detailed in the entry requirements.

Teaching

This course is delivered in block release format. Study is part-time so you can develop your clinical skills in the workplace as you learn. You will require a mentor in your workplace who will be an experienced practitioner and a negotiated learning agreement is set up to ensure clarity of outcomes and availability of resources.

The course is delivered by:

  • Classroom based lectures
  • Tutorials/seminars
  • Skills lab based practicals
  • Self-directed study
  • E-based learning - supported by Blackboard
  • Clinical learning in your workplace

Assessment

  • Viva voce (30%)
  • Portfolio (70%)

Postgraduate Staff Profile


Employability

Career Prospects

Most of our postgraduates return to their work equipped for advanced practitioner status, and a number have gone on to become consultant practitioners.

Links with Industry

The radiography directorate has a very successful history of developing advanced practice and this module has strong links with imaging departments, mostly within the UK National Health Service. This means that all your learning will be relevant to current practice and will ultimately benefit your patients through development of your clinical skills and enhanced knowledge.

Further Study

MSc/PgCert/PgDip Advanced Medical Imaging

Fees and Funding

Fees for entry in 2017-18 will be published as soon as possible.

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Facilities

The Susan Hall Imaging Facility houses a 16 slice Toshiba Aquilion CT scanner, complete with CT Fluoro and Vitrea imaging workstation with CT Colonography package. This enables 3D reconstructions and "fly-throughs" for CTC training. We also have high specification digital monitors so that we can link all our imaging facilities with a PACS system to enable real-life image viewing and reporting, and these are of diagnostic quality suitable for our breast imaging courses.