Single Module Level 7

Advanced Procedures (Level 7, 15 credits)

School of Health and Society




One year

Next enrolment

September 2023


In a nutshell

The AP module offers students the opportunity to develop their scope of practice in a specialised area to help meet the needs of an expanding health service. Students will collect a log of cases and critically reflect on their development.

Training is led by multi-disciplinary team of educators and academic staff and this module can be adapted to suit a variety of clinical requirements. Although AP is flexible and may accommodate individual requirements for enhanced practice please note, for niche areas it may not be possible for us to create a full curriculum. Your mentor and clinical site will be required to provide subject specific teaching and you will need to supplement this with a large proportion of self-directed study.  We will need to agree a scope of practice and the necessary support prior to making you an offer to study.  For any enquiries please contact the programme leader, Joanne Ashworth


Method of Assessment:

You will be assessed by submission of a Clinical Record of Achievement and written assignment.

It is also available as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging.  



You will:

  • develop your scope of practice
  • skills of critical reflection for personal and professional development
  • study one of a range of specialised techniques
Course details

All about the course

AP may be completed as a standalone module or as part of your PGCert or PGDip. 

Radiographers and Mammographers may be required to also complete the 15 credit Principles of Advanced Practice (PAP) module, this runs in trimester 1. Accreditation of prior learning may be possible if you acquired credits at another HEI.

AP is available as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging


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?

The module will be delivered using a blended learning approach.

 Some content will be delivered on campus at the University of Salford within our new imaging facility. The University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Ultra, will be used for live online tutorials as well as providing students with directed learning resources and access to the library’s extensive databases to complete independent learning.

 Our team consist of a team of academic and clinical experts. We collaborate with experienced honorary staff to develop up to date curriculum and student centred learning. You will be supported by an academic personal tutor.

 You will work under the supervision of a clinical mentor at your site to complete a clinical caseload. Your employer must provide a suitably qualified clinical mentor who will provide regular supervision and support you through your course and undertake periodic clinical reviews.

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.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development or as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging programme. 


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

You will need access to a clinical caseload and this must be arranged in advance, the university are unable to provide a clinical placement. 

The minimum clinical requirements are outlined for each workstream in the verification form embedded in the programme webpage, please complete this in full and have it signed off by your mentor and manager before uploading it with your application. 

For all enquiries please contact the programme lead, Joanne Ashworth:

    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.

    For clinically related modules, you will also have access to a relevant imaging caseload and support of a clinical mentor. Regrettably, the University of Salford cannot undertake to find a clinical placement for you.

    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?

    Additional costs

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

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2023