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Course content

Image appreciation is becoming a more significant feature of healthcare practice across a wide range of roles. This postgraduate certificate course is open to radiographers and a wide range of other healthcare professionals. It offers the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise to enable qualified healthcare professionals to carry out clinical image appreciation, acting as autonomous professionals, and use the results in the overall management of the patient. The skills obtained are transferable to all NHS Trusts and are recognised overseas.

The course aims to equip you to meet the ever-changing needs of this fast-developing sector, and much of the course content is delivered by experienced radiologists and clinical specialists. You will also have ample opportunity to work in clinical settings with plenty of hands-on experience.

Throughout your studies, you will be immersed in all aspects of radiography practice (both practical and theoretical) that will help you gain invaluable skills that you will use in the further advancement of your profession.

Structure

The course is studied on a part-time basis, with students completing 60 credits in one year for the Postgraduate Certificate (Pg Cert) or 120 credits over two years for the Postgraduate Diploma.

All students undertake a compulsory 30-credit module and then choose a further module (PGCert) or a minimum of two modules (PGDip) from a possible three anatomical specialisations.

• Core module

Introduction to image appreciation and evaluation

• Optional modules

For a list of optional modules for the PGCert, please see website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/image-appreciation-pgcert-part-time

For a list of the optional modules for the PGDip, please see website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/image-appreciation-pgdip-part-time

Teaching

You will mainly be taught through workshops, image viewing, tutorials and seminars. Lectures are used in order to present material, particularly that pertaining to personal research activities or scholarship. However, this is followed up by appropriate opportunity to discuss and evaluate the ideas presented.

Self-directed study forms an important part of the course, and this will be tested in a formative way through discussion in tutorials and seminars.

Assessment

A variety of assessment procedures are used such as written assignments, oral presentations, reflective diary/case study, practical examination on image evaluation. This enables students to demonstrate their ability at analysing and evaluating a situation but also to use a variety of ways to present their ideas and abilities.

Career Prospects

Throughout your studies, you will be immersed in all aspects of radiography practice (both practical and theoretical) that will help you gain invaluable skills that you will use in the further advancement of your profession.

The course offers the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise to enable qualified healthcare professionals to carry out clinical image appreciation, acting as autonomous professionals, and use the results in the overall management of the patient.

The skills obtained are transferable to all NHS Trusts and are recognised overseas.

Visit the Image Appreciation PGCert/PGDip page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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