Single Module Level 7

Core Skills for Radiological Reporting (Level 7, 15 credits)




Two semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

Core Skills for Radiological Reporting (CSRR) is a 15 credit theoretical module that encourages the trainee reporting radiographer to be critical and reflective in their practice. 

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



You will:

  • Explore the evidence base relating to errors in medical image interpretation to include visual and cognitive errors, environmental and personal.
  • Apply your learning to the critical and reflective evaluation of your reporting practice, identifying your own learning needs and developing action plans for improvement.
  • Develop the skills to design and conduct audit and to disseminate findings according to good principles of data collection and management.
Course details

All about the course

CSRR will be completed alongside one of our other reporting modules, Dynamic Studies, Adult Chest Reporting, Radiological Image Interpretation or Extending Advanced Practice.  You will use your reporting caseload as a basis for a critical reflective audit and to complete the module assessment. 

Alternatively, if you are already qualified to report and you would like to take a more critical approach to your practice you may study CSRR as a standalone module, using your reporting caseload to support your studies.

Completing the post graduate certificate will enable you to develop your skills to become competent in pattern recognition and image interpretation specific to your own area of practice and to effectively formulate diagnoses and communicate your reports both verbally and in writing. 

CSRR is available as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging

What will I be doing?

The module will be delivered online using the Collaborate Ultra. We will host a range of live online tutorials and group activities to prepare you for the module assessment.  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.

You will be taught by academics with a specialist interest in image interpretation, clinical governance and expert clinical practice across a range of specialist areas.  


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 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. 

If you do not meet our entry requirements you will be asked to complete a writing task prior to being made an offer to study, please ensure that you apply in good time for this to be completed.

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?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £735 per 15 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £765 per 15 credit module

    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 2024

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    September 2025