The course options primarily consist of clusters of modules offered at Postgraduate level with each module attracting 20 credit points, as outlined in the 'Modules and Pathways' section. Students are required to complete three modules to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), six for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) and nine for an MSc.
Module 1 – Foundations of Clinical Reporting.
This module is compulsory for all students, and provides the core elements that underpin and complement the rest of the course. You must then complete pairs of modules (one being practice-based), in addition to the Foundations Module, to be eligible for an award. The Foundations Module plus two other modules e.g. Appendicular Skeleton I and Appendicular Skeleton II would enable a you to exit with a PgC.
If you wish to continue your studies to gain a PgD you must study Module 9, which focuses on Quality and Audit of Reporting in Practice. As this is a work- based course, it is not subject to the norms of the academic year.
You'll be expected to complete a PgD (6 modules) in 18 months or a PgC (3 modules) in 12 months. Approximately 10 hours per week is spent on independent study, giving you considerable flexibility in managing your learning time.
MSc Clinical Reporting
Having completed six modules (PgD) you can achieve the MSc Clinical Reporting by completing:
- Research Approaches and Methods module
- Research Dissertation (counts as 2 modules)