Single Module Level 7

Radiology Image Interpretation (Level 7, 30 credits)




One year

Next enrolment

October 2024


In a nutshell

Radiology Image Interpretation (RII) is a 30 credit module aimed at Radiographers and Mammographers enhancing their practice in the field of reporting.

You will:

  • become competent in pattern recognition and image interpretation specific to your own area of practice
  • be able to effectively formulate diagnoses and communicate your reports both verbally and in writing
  • enhance your professional role as a leader within a specialism of radiological reporting

Method of Assessment:

You will be assessed by submission of a Clinical Record of Achievement, OSCE (reporting exam) and Viva Voce to demonstrate your enhanced clinical skills.



You will:

  • become competent in pattern recognition and image interpretation specific to your own area of practice
  • enhance your professional development within a specialism of radiological reporting
  • be able to effectively formulate diagnoses and communicate your reports both verbally and in writing
Course details

All about the course

RII must be completed alongside our Principles of Advanced Practice and Core Skills for Radiological Reporting modules. 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.

For MSK reporters, this module is also available as a standalone year 2 module or as part of your PGDip if the PACP and CSRR modules have previously been completed. Accreditation of prior learning may be possible if you acquired credits at another HEI.

Current workstreams are MSK and Mammography. Note, Chest reporting is a separate module (Adult Chest Reporting) enabling you to study multiple areas of reporting practice within your PGD or MSc. 

Additional workstreams may be added to support service needs, please contact the programme leader to discuss. 

RII 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 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. 

    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