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Radiography: Medical Imaging - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

Radiography exists in a changing professional environment and requires practitioners to continually update and review clinical practice. This course provides a flexible framework to prepare you for advanced practice by studying topics relevant to your needs and those of your clinical departments.

You may be granted credits for your previous academic and professional qualification through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) scheme. An independent work-based learning module enables you to study around your individual CPD and workplace needs.

What will you study?

You will study modules relating to clinical roles, management, supervisory and assessment roles, quality issues, research methods and ethics, as well as taking a module of independent study to meet a particular professional need or interest.


Case studies; research protocols; dissertation; essays; portfolios; practical assessment; OSCE; reflective log book.

Course structure

The postgraduate admissions administrator will help you to choose the most suitable combination of modules depending on your needs.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Available modules
-Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip)
-Dissertation (for MSc)
-Advanced Principles and Practice of Breast Interventional Techniques
-Advanced Practice - Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning
-Clinical Breast Examination and Client Communication
-Contemporary Practice In Breast Cancer Genetics and Diagnosis
-Cross-sectional Imaging - Diagnostic
-Interpretation and Reporting in Mammography
-Professional Practice in Mammography 1 ^
-Professional Practice in Mammography 2 ^
-Ultrasound of the Breast
-Management of Resources and Quality within Healthcare
-Practice Education and Mentorship+
-PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) Administration

Visit the Radiography: Medical Imaging - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sue Garnett

"I have enjoyed my five years with Kingston University as a part-time postgraduate student. Even though it has been hard work and demanding on top of a full-time job, it has been worth all the effort.

"As a radiographer in Coventry Breast Screening Unit, I had initially achieved a mammography film-reading postgraduate certificate at Salford University and then transferred to Kingston to do the research methods and digital imaging modules. After this I studied clinical-based modules, which were pertinent to my job of assessing and diagnosing breast conditions, before attempting the daunting task of my dissertation, with help and encouragement from my supervisors each step of the way.

"With support from the staff at the Faculty, my workplace and my family, I gave my all to achieve my MSc, and also won a prize. However, all was not finished. With the breast screening programme extending its age range and more women passing through our department, there was a desperate need for a consultant radiographer. As I lacked a breast ultrasound qualification, I returned to Kingston to take this.

"All is behind me now and the consultancy post is achievable – the Kingston programme has been enormously beneficial to my career. I have also been invited to be a guest lecturer, and my dissertation has been published in a medical journal. Overall, the MSc programme offers more than a qualification. The rewards have been so worthwhile."


Entry Requirements

Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography; At least two years' full-time clinical experience; Evidence of the academic potential needed to study at postgraduate level, either at a personal interview or through professional references and examples of previous academic work; You must also have mentoring support from appropriate personnel at your workplace for those modules with a clinical element.

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