Single Module Level 7

Extending Advanced Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)




One year

Next enrolment

October 2024


In a nutshell

This 30 credit Extending Advanced Practice (EAP) module is for students who already hold a postgraduate qualification and are working at an enhanced level.  It is designed to enable you to continue your development within your current area of practice or to extend your skills into other areas of imaging as you progress toward advanced or consultant practice.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • You may be a qualified mammography reporter and wish to become competent in breast ultrasound. 
  • You are currently performing and reporting upper GI studies and wish to include additional fluoroscopy procedures within your remit.
  • You are a qualified MSK reporter working in trauma but are required to extend your scope of practice to include all MSK referral sources.

Key tutorials will be provided but as a student on year 2 of an MSc programme you are expected to be an independent learner, be able to identify your own learning needs and work toward achieving them.

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

You will:

  • Further develop your clinical scope of practice
  • Be supported to develop toward all 4 pillars of advanced practice
  • Enhance your professional role as a leader and educator within your specialist area of practice
Course details

All about the course

EAP is a flexible module and may accommodate individual requirements for enhanced practice to enable you to achieve your career goals or meet service needs. For niche areas it may not be possible for the academic team to provide a full curriculum, your mentor and clinical site may be required to provide subject specific teaching and you will need to supplement this with a large proportion of self-directed study. If you would like to discuss how we can work together to develop your practice please contact the programme leader, Joanne Ashworth via email at in advance of your application.

Method of Assessment:

You will be assessed by submission of a Clinical Record of Achievement which must include evidence to demonstrate your ability to work across all 4 pillars of advanced practice and Viva Voce to demonstrate your enhanced clinical skills.

EAP may be completed as a standalone year 2 module or as part of your PGDip if the Principles of Advanced Practice and Core Skills Radiological Reporting modules have previously been completed.  You may study additional modules alongside EAP to acquire credit for a post graduate diploma.  

A co-requisite for breast ultrasound students is the 15 credit Scientific Principles of Breast US (SPDU) module, this runs in trimester 2.

There is an expectation that you will already hold a PGCert or will be working toward this.  Accreditation of prior learning may be possible if you acquired your credits at another HEI.

EAP is available as part of MSc Advanced Medical Imaging.  

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.

All students are supported by an academic personal tutor. 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 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.

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 and possess postgraduate credits. 

    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 £1,470 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,530 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.

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    Enrolment dates

    October 2024

    October 2025