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Radiography: Medical Imaging PgCert/PgDip/MSc


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Radiography: Medical Imaging MSc

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.

Assessment

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

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
Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (for PgDip)
Dissertation (for MSc)
Advanced Practice – Negotiated Independent Work Based Learning

Start dates

FT - January
PT - June, September, December, March

What you need to apply for this course

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.

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.

What this course offers you

This flexible course is one route in our postgraduate radiography programme, which allows you to focus on your own area of interest. The four routes on offer are:
Medical Imaging for diagnostic radiographers;
Medical Imaging (Mammography) for diagnostic radiographers;
Oncology Practice for therapy radiographers; and
Breast Evaluation for registered healthcare practitioner working in the field of breast evaluation, diagnosis and care.

This route is designed for diagnostic radiographers. You can choose to study for a PgCert, PgDip or MSc award.

Even though there is no difference in delivery, the course is structured such that it will accommodate you whether you want to study part-time of full-time.

You can also take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the recognised awards.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London. This means that you benefit from the expertise and facilities of two complementary institutions

Kingston University has a long-established reputation for vocationally-relevant education; and

St George's, University of London combines teaching and research excellence in healthcare sciences.

We gained an 'excellent' rating in the last Quality Assurance Agency Review for our radiography teaching.

Many teaching staff are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge, and others are expert practitioners. This combination of academics and practitioners provides a uniquely dynamic environment. Many of the modules are taught in partnership with NHS Trusts. Read more in our Research areas and Links with the health sector sections.

As well as developing your understanding of your specialist area, this course will make sure you:
keep up to date with recent developments, legal requirements and ethically-sound practice;
reflect critically on your practice;
develop your judgement and decision-making skills;
improve your networking skills; and
gain skills in managing others.

You also have the chance to meet other professionals in the same situation as yourself.

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

Videos
(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."


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Entry Requirements

Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography; at least 2 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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