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Who is it for?

Qualified radiographers working in or rotating through Computed Tomography who wish to advance their clinical practice and understanding of this modality.

Objectives

This course has been designed to:

  • Enhance the professional practice and personal development of practitioners
  • Provide opportunities for discussion and shared experience between practitioners
  • Enhance critical, analytical, professional, research and communication skills and promote the ability to relate these skills to individual clinical practice
  • Further develop the skills necessary for life-long independent learning
  • Prepare you to take on the professional roles of advanced practitioners
  • Encourage you to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level
  • Encourage you to develop originality in the application of knowledge to clinical practice
  • Enhance your understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to interpret knowledge in your field.

Placements

Students should be working as a radiographer in a Computed Tomography department at least three days per week (or equivalent).

City is unable to provide a clinical placement.

Teaching and learning

Students learn through a mix of lectures, class discussions, seminars, presentations, case study analyses, interactive computer-based exercises, a virtual learning environment, guided independent learning and individual supervision.

You will be taught by City Academics who specialise in Computed Tomography, Radiologists, Industry Professionals and Radiographers.

Assessment

You are assessed on a range of areas including your project dissertation, exams, written assignments, oral presentations and posters.

Modules

Core and elective module diet will vary depending on which certificate is undertaken.

Core modules

Core modules in year one (certificate year) are:

  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2.

Both these classroom modules involve two three day blocks of teaching totalling thirty-six hours (six hours per day).

For the Postgraduate Diploma (year two) in Radiography (Computed Tomography) the core modules of:

  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2
  • HRM011 Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (30 credits) - year 2, term 1.

The remainder of the course will be selected from elective modules.

For the MSc Radiography (Medical Magnetic Resonance) (year three) you must obtain a minimum of 180 credits and include core modules of:

  • RCM123 Science and Instrumentation of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 2
  • RDM019 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography (30 credits) - year 1, term 1
  • HRM011 Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (15 credits) - year 2, term 1
  • APM002 Dissertation (60 credits) - year 2, terms 1 and 2.

The remainder of the course will be selected from elective modules.

Elective modules

  • RCM005 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits – distance learning)
  • RCM010 Student Negotiated Module 1 (15 credits – distance learning)
  • CHM003 Comparative Imaging (30 credits – distance learning)
  • CHM002 Education in the Workplace (15 credits – distance learning)
  • RCM124 Physics and Instrumentation of Medical Magnetic Resonance (30 credits – 36 hours classroom based) only suitable for students with some Computed Tomography (CT) rotation
  • RDM017 Clinical Applications of Medical Magnetic Resonance (30 credits – 36 hours, classroom based). Only suitable for students with some MRI rotation.

Career prospects

The postgraduate programme in Computed Tomography will enable the student to work towards advancing their practice and support a rationale for more senior roles in the profession including specialist clinical practice, management and research.

The programme is accredited by the College and Society of Radiographers.

Previous students have gone on to take positions overseas, in research, management and advance clinical practice. Some of our students have taken their skills and continued to study to PhD level.


Visit the Radiography (Computed Tomography) (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the City, University of London website for more details!

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