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Radiography: Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc


Course Description

Please note: this programme is only available to home/EU students.

Choose Kingston's Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Breast cancer care, diagnosis and treatment exist in a changing professional environment that requires practitioners to continually update and review clinical practice. If you are a registered healthcare practitioner working in the field of breast evaluation, this course is relevant to you.

This interprofessional programme enables participants to gain competence in the multi-skilled practice of breast evaluation. Shared learning for different healthcare disciplines is facilitated through a range of modules provided by collaborative partners at the Jarvis National Breast Screening Training Centre, Guildford, and at the South West London National Breast Screening Training Centre at St George's. By developing your multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, care and management of breast disease, this programme enables the enhancement of service provision to the client requesting or requiring breast evaluation.

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 breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care, research methods and ethics as well as independent work-based learning topics to meet your personal and clinical needs.

Some of the modules are developed in partnership with the Jarvis and St George's Breast Screening Centres.

Assessment

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

Course structure

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 a range of healthcare providers.

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 Practice – Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning
Advanced Principles and Practice of Breast Interventional Techniques
Clinical Breast Examination and Client Communication
Contemporary Practice In Breast Cancer Genetics and Diagnosis
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

Start dates: September, December, March, June.

What you need to apply for this course

Registered clinician in a relevant healthcare field.
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.

Students who are undertaking modules that incorporate a clinical component conducted within a UK NHS trust need to be registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council.

Visit the Radiography: Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Registered clinician in a relevant healthcare field; 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. Students who are undertaking modules that incorporate a clinical component conducted within a UK NHS trust need to be registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council.

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