Postgraduate PgCert

Advanced Medical Imaging: Mammography Practice

School of Health and Society




One year

Next enrolment

September 2023


In a nutshell

The Fundamentals of Mammography Practice (FMP) and Advanced Techniques in Mammography Practice (ATMP) Modules form a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Medical Imaging.


You will:

  • be trained by multi-disciplinary educatiors in the mammography field
  • develop high level expertise in mammography technique
  • approach clinical practice in a way that is critically reflective and evidence based
Course details

All about the course

Over the two modules, Fundamentals of Mammography Practice and Mammography Practice, you will develop a high level of expertise in mammography technique and your personal development and standards of professional practice will be enhanced. An approach to clinical practice will be developed that is critically reflective and evidence-based and you will become autonomous and active members of your clinical multidisciplinary team.

The modules are delivered with a blended approach to learning and incorporate distance learning activities, classrooms and live interactive sessions. The excellent e-LfH resources and the National Breast Imaging Academy’s expertise will be utilised to support the overall learning package.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Teaching is delivered via three blocks of attendance at the University of Salford, supported by independent learning. You are expected to develop skills in independent learning. Due to the highly specialist nature of this area of practice, we support you to develop a self-directed approach to your studies and develop the expertise within your clinical department.

Our team consists of a broad range of expert individuals and external professionals who hold honorary appointments with the University of Salford.

Additional support from expert clinical colleagues from supporting fields including; Pathologists, Oncologists, Breast Surgeons and Tissue Viability experts will provide you with a structured support mechanism throughout your training. 


A clinical assessment will take place within the clinical placement centre that you are assigned to.



The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

Students on our radiography programmes have access to our dedicated Imaging Suite.

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What about after uni?

You will develop a high level of expertise in mammography technique that will enhance your career opportunities. 


Career Links

As a school, we work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This programme starts in September and is part time over three semesters. 

A clinical placement with access to a clinical caseload and the support of a clinical mentor will be required.


    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You will hold a degree in BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography or other health care professional qualification, 2:1 or above. 

    A clinical placement with access to a clinical caseload and the support of a clinical mentor will be required.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2023/24 £1,770 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

    Please note: In Mammography Practice there are additional professional/regulatory body costs; students are to follow the additional procedures for registering and to be issued a certificate to be awarded the Society of Radiographers Postgraduate Award in Mammography Practice. Find out more here -

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2023

    September 2024