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MSc / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate Medical Imaging

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Please note that we are only accepting applications for the Medical Ultrasound Pathway of the MSc Medical Imaging until January 2020.

The Medical Imaging MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate offer ideal opportunities for qualified practitioners (eg in Diagnostic Radiography, Physiotherapy and Midwifery) wishing to advance their skills and career prospects within their area of specialism.

The MSc Medical Imaging course offers the following pathways:

  • Medical Ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

The course aims to:

  • ensure you are a skilled, competent and confident practitioner in Medical Ultrasound
  • enable you to be proactive in initiating and leading role developments in your specific field
  • integrate academic learning with the development of higher levels of professional practice.

“I have just completed an MSK PgCert course with Canterbury Christ Church University. The course was organised to suit much needed flexibility for people with busy work schedules. The tutors and presenters were excellent. I got tremendous support and encouragement from the tutors, especially with the Audit and Reflective analysis assignment. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to achieve or improve their competence in MSK ultrasound. Great course.”

Admore Mafikeni - Sonographer, 2016

The course is modular in structure and flexible. Each module attracts 20 credits at Master’s level (HE4). For the award of an MSc, you'll be required to successfully complete nine modules (180 credits). All pathways have a Postgraduate Certificate award comprising three modules (60 credits) and a Postgraduate Diploma award comprising six modules (120 credits).

The modules are a mixture of workplace-based (clinical applications), taught and research modules. The acquisition of specific competences takes place in the work setting under the supervision of an expert practitioner, underpinned by a learning agreement.

It is expected that all assignments will be relevant and specific to your own practice within the theoretical context and learning outcomes of the module. All assessments must be passed in order to gain the degree. Individual marks are not awarded. Students’ work is graded as fail, pass, merit or distinction and comprehensive written feedback is given.

Medical Ultrasound

To gain the award of Postgraduate Certificate you'll take two compulsory modules:

  • Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
  • Principles of Science and Technology in Medical Ultrasound (taught).

You'll also take one of the Clinical Applications and Management modules offered:

  • Clinical Applications and Management I (workplace-based); obstetric
  • Clinical Applications and Management II (workplace-based); pelvic
  • Clinical Applications and Management III (workplace-based); abdominal
  • Clinical Applications and Management IV (workplace-based); superficial organs
  • Clinical Applications and Management VI (workplace-based); peripheral vascular arterial
  • Clinical Applications and Management VII (workplace-based); peripheral vascular venous

To gain the Postgraduate Diploma you'll take a further three modules. They must be either one or two other Clinical Applications and Management (workplace- based) modules plus one or two units from those listed in MSc Health and Wellbeing.

To gain the MSc you'll take three further modules:

  • Research Approaches and Methods (Taught)
  • Research Project (double module, Modality-Specific).

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Postgraduate Certificate

All students take:

  • Principles of Science and Technology in Medical Ultrasound (taught)
  • Techniques in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (taught)
  • Clinical Applications and Management V (workplace-based); musculoskeletal.

Fees

2019/20 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time N/A N/A
Part-time £855 per module £1,485 per module

Alumni of Canterbury Christ Church University are eligible for a 20% discount on this course, subject to terms and conditions.

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

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Assessment includes long essays, seminar presentations, unseen written exams, written reports, projects and case studies and the research dissertation.

Candidates must offer a degree or a professional diploma in a relevant discipline plus evidence of current practice experience. Applicants must also be able to show evidence of their ability to study at Master’s level.

Candidates fulfilling these criteria could be invited for an informal interview to discuss their application, which would include a short personal statement. Evidence is sought from a referee about readiness for study and of a supportive, appropriate work environment.

At interview, your suitability to begin study at Master’s level, and assessment of how well the programme will meet your needs, is appraised through a robust dialogue about previous experience, current interests, perceived personal strengths and weaknesses, both academic and professional, and career development plans. The programme team is committed to the widest possible entry gate, offering places on a ’first come, first served’ basis, having due regard to the importance of constructing an interprofessional cohort.

Recruitment for this course considers not only the values of your specific profession, but also the values of the wider NHS. You can expect your offer to be based upon these values, as well as course any specific requirements. More information on values can be found here.

Please note that we are only accepting applications for the Medical Ultrasound Pathway of the MSc Medical Imaging until January 2020. 

For an informal discussion, please contact the Programme Director, Paul Lockwood

Tel: 01227 782085

Email: paul.lockwood@canterbury.ac.uk

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 2-6 years part-time

Entry requirements

  • Candidates must offer a degree or a professional diploma in a relevant discipline (eg Diagnostic Radiography, Physiotherapy, Midwifery) plus evidence of current practice experience. Applicants must also be able to show evidence of their ability to study at Master's level.
  • Applicants must be registered with the HCPC, NMC or GMC, and be employed by the NHS or independent healthcare sector in the UK and have agreed access to a clinical placement in the relevant imaging modality.

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