The course options primarily consist of clusters of modules offered at postgraduate level with modules attracting 10 or 20 credits, as outlined in the module section. You are required to complete 60 credits to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate, 120 for a Postgraduate Diploma and 180 for an MSc. Approximately 10 hours per week is spent on independent study, giving you considerable flexibility in managing your learning time.
Modules are pathway specific including Foundations of Clinical Reporting and Leadership and Management in Clinical Reporting. Development of initial competencies within your chosen pathway will be achieved in the Foundations of Clinical Reporting module. This is delivered at the start of each Postgraduate Certificate and will also focus on the role of a reporting radiographer in an interprofessional context.
Open modules (20 or 40 credits) provide an opportunity for you to study a specific area of clinical reporting practice. Examples may include reporting of areas such as barium investigations, MRI head and/or cervical spine, hysterosalpingography and MRI breast. Up to 60 credits may be completed through open or standalone modules to gain a Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Reporting where students have already completed a Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Reporting (Musculoskeletal, Adult Chest or MRI General Investigations).
Once you have completed six modules you can achieve the MSc Clinical Reporting by completing the Research Approaches and Methods module and Research Dissertation (40 or 60 credit module as required).