The course was delivered by a friendly and supportive team of lecturers and I cannot recommend it enough! I hope I can return to the lovely city of Canterbury to help develop my career through completion of the chest reporting course and the achievement of a Master’s degree.

Leah, Clinical Reporting alumni

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Our ground-breaking course will enhance your knowledge and skills in the interpretation of medical images.

This postgraduate clinical reporting course was the first of its kind to be validated and the pioneering work of this institution has been recognised as ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘sector-leading’.

Research associated with the course has received international recognition and the team has been commended for its use of research to inform learning and teaching, as well as for the degree of flexibility – meeting both student and stakeholder needs.

Why study MSc Clinical Reporting?

The course is jointly validated by the College of Radiographers and is designed for practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the interpretation of medical images. It provides support for developing service requirements for reporting radiographers and other healthcare practitioners at consultant and advanced practitioner levels. The aims of the programme and learning outcomes of modules encompass the four pillars of advanced clinical practice as described by Health Education England, namely: management, leadership, education and research.

Entry requirements

Degree at 2.2 or above or Professional Diploma in Radiography or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants must be a registered practitioner with at least two years' professional practice and post- registration development.

Two references, one from the applicant's potential Radiologist Mentor and one from a line manager. A letter of support from the workplace. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

Honours Degree

All about the course

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).

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Below shows the modules which make up a PgCert in your chosen pathway. If you wish to continue your studies to gain a PgDip you may continue by completing a further pathway in clinical reporting or by completion of a range of 20 or 40 credit modules. Further details are available on request. Once you've completed the PgDip you can achieve the MSc Clinical Reporting by completing two further modules.

You can apply for stand alone open modules here.

Core/optional modules

*Modules subject to validation

How you’ll learn

In keeping with the University’s Learning and Teaching strategy, the course is learner centred and is orientated significantly towards workplace partnerships; using work-based materials and the normal work environment as a source and site of learning.

Regular briefing sessions are held at the University throughout the course to direct learning activities, and provide tutorial support. Teaching for the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma is delivered by senior lecturers, experienced reporting radiographers and Consultant Radiologists. At each briefing block students complete test banks and regular vivas are undertaken to test knowledge and progression.

You should expect to commit around ten hours per week in independent study.

Clinical reporting is a role undertaken by radiographers and other healthcare professionals and plays a major role in clinical imaging services. The teaching team will support you as you develop expertise in your chosen area of advanced practice to emerge as competent reporting practitioners.

Lisa PittockProgramme Director

How you’ll be assessed

Your knowledge and skills will be informally assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the pathway through a range of methods and processes. You will have opportunity to receive formative feedback on your work at various points during the course through a variety of learning activities.

Formal or summative assessment will take place throughout the pathway to enable appropriate feedback to be returned to you in between assessments.

Assessment of knowledge and skills may include written essays/reports, reflective writing, case studies, oral/poster presentations or Objective Structured Examinations (OSE). All assessments focus on your ability to progress and integrate theory and practice.

Your future career

Successful completion of this course provides you with the skills and knowledge to enter or continue your career as an advanced practitioner or consultant within the radiography profession. Those who would like to continue to further pursue their academic potential will be able to apply for a place on the doctoral programme (MPhil/PhD) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

InHealth have formed a strong working collaboration with the radiography education team at Christ Church. This includes referring InHealth radiographers for the MRI course and also providing sponsorships for those achieving academic excellence on the MSK, Chest & Abdomen reporting courses. InHealth also works with a number of Christ Church qualified reporting radiographers who are always considered as well trained in their field of expertise.

Fodi KyriakosHead of InHealth Radiographer Reporting


2021/22 tuition fees for this course

  UK Overseas
Full-time N/A N/A
Part-time £905 per module £1,570 per module

20% Alumni Discount

We offer alumni discounts on CCCU Postgraduate Taught, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and Masters by Research courses for eligible students.

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Important Information on Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2021/22 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.


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