A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy procedures.
The programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills. However, it also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services.
The course is provided through a partnership between LSBU and King's College Hospital National Breast Screening Training Centre. Applicants will normally be a Health and CareProfessions Council (HCPC) registered radiographer, with a relevant professional qualification, or in possession of a first degree in a science, biomedical or health and social care subject.
The Breast Imaging programme is designed to address the increasingly specialised needs of practitioners for education to underpin professional practice in breast diagnosis.
See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/breast-imaging
- Mammography theory
- Mammography practice
- Plus one optional module
You can step-off at this stage to receive a PgCert.
- Mammography image interpretation (double credits)
- Clinical breast examination and communication
You can step-off at this stage to receive a PgDip.
If you complete a dissertation you will be awarded an MSc.
Students may select from other units available in the scheme to identify a route to award, e.g.:
- Specialist skills development: work-based learning
- Leadership skills for allied health professionals
- An introduction to counselling skills for health care professionals
- Teaching and learning in practice settings
- Intravenous administration of pharmaceutical substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
- Research in health and social care
This programme will assist in developing your career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas.
Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:-Registration with an appropriate regulatory body-Possession of a recognised appropriate professional qualification e.g. BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography-Access to a Breast Imaging Department providing appropriate clinical experience-Evidence of departmental support. This must be confirmed at the time of application and should include identification of an appropriate clinical department
You may be eligible for continuous professional development (CPD) funding from your employer/Trust. Speak with your employer regarding this.