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.
This route, which is one of four radiography pathways, is aimed at therapeutic radiographers. The course is offered as either a part-time block release course or as a full-time course.
You may be granted credits for your previous academic and professional qualification through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) scheme. You can take individual modules as 'free standing' as part of your continuing professional development (CPD). 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.
The postgraduate admissions administrator will help you choose the most suitable combination of modules depending on your needs. Some of the modules are developed in partnership with healthcare providers.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Available modules (Home/EU students) -Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip) -Dissertation (for MSc) -Advanced Practice - Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning -Cross-sectional Imaging - Therapeutic -External Beam Radiotherapy Planning -Oncology Practice -Management of Resources and Quality within Healthcare -Practice Education and Mentorship+
Available modules (International students) -Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip) -Dissertation (for MSc) -Advanced Practice - Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning -Cross-sectional Imaging - Therapeutic -Oncology Practice -Management of Resources and Quality within Healthcare -Practice Education and Mentorship+
"After 20 years as a practising radiographer, I decided to extend my studies and career by undertaking Kingston's Radiography MSc. On completing the course, my qualification soon attracted the interest of the University of Ghana, who offered me a post as head of their Department of Radiography, where I am now using my skills to train other technicians.
"Ghana has many locally trained radiographers, but there are fewer than 30 who actually hold degrees. I am very keen to share examples of the good healthcare practice I saw in England with radiography students in Africa.
"I also manage the CT Scanning Unit at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. The people skills I gained at Kingston are a huge asset in running a department, and the professional leadership techniques I mastered on the course are vital for building relationships with colleagues and students. One of my main challenges will be sourcing funds for more books, journals, computers and teaching aids.
"My next goal is to develop an exchange programme with Kingston's School of Radiography."
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.
Recipient: Kingston University
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