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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1.5 years full time, 4 years part time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 July 2018

Course content

The programme aims to increase practical and theoretical knowledge of radiography so that you can apply these skills in the further advancement of your profession. In addition, our three mammography modules (HCT053, HCT119 and HCT254) can be studied on a stand-alone basis to provide practicing radiographers with the expertise necessary to become effective, competent, independent mammography practitioners.

Overview

The MSc Radiography has been designed to provide radiographers with advanced theoretical knowledge to enhance their clinical skills.

Radiography in the School of Healthcare Sciences is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers, and the skills you can obtain are transferable to all NHS Trusts and are recognised overseas.

This full-time course aims to expand your knowledge in areas such as image appreciation, radiographic reporting and mammography and many other practices associated with radiography.

It also aims to equip you to meet the ever-changing needs of this fast-developing sector, and a high volume of course content will be delivered by experienced radiologists and clinical specialists. You will also have the opportunity to work in our imaging suite with a computed radiography system and PACS for both film viewing experience and for experimental purposes.

The course comprises a mix of profession specific modules and generic modules, and full-time students take four taught modules in one academic year, with a further six months to complete the dissertation.

Distinctive features

  • The opportunity to learn in a School that is well respected within the radiography profession.
  • The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in course design and delivery.
  • The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment.
  • The emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas.
  • Flexibility of delivery, permitting you to pursue professional careers in radiography while studying part-time, or to take a career break and complete on a full-time basis.
  • The opportunity for you to work with experts in imaging, radiotherapy and oncology and other health related disciplines.
  • Additional free-standing non-profession-specific modules are available to complement the profession-specific modules.
  • You will have access to an imaging suite with a computed radiography system and PACS.
  • Some teaching is given through the interpretation of medical test results. A variety of assessment methods to include; presentations, practical, written assessments, coursework, reports, exams and reflective assignments.
  • You will have a robust support network.

Learning and assessment

How will I be taught?

Teaching is mainly through discussions, practitioner-led sessions, student-led seminars, presentations and individual tutorials. There are also some lectures.

Self-directed study forms an important part of the course, and you will be directed in study skills and guided in the areas for study.

How will I be supported?

All students are allocated a named personal tutor, following registration onto the course. They will be able to support you in developing your personal learning needs and offer academic support throughout the course.

You will also be allocated a research supervisor for the dissertation element of the course.

Career prospects

he increase in demand for imaging services means there has never been a better time for radiographers to explore opportunities to extend in to advanced practice with an internationally recognised qualification.Imaging services are increasingly a first line investigation in the treatment and management of patient conditions. This requires radiographers who are able to lead service, and the MSc Radiography is designed to further enhance the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge of qualified diagnostic/therapeutic radiographers to the benefit of patients and wider inter-professional teams.


Visit the Radiography - MSc page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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