This flexible and student-centred choice of routes was re-validated and accredited in 2013 by the Society and College of Radiographers. It gives healthcare professionals currently involved in Nuclear Medicine practice the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and understanding of this rapidly evolving subject and its application.
This course is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).
The MSc Nuclear Medicine course provides the educational and research foundations required to evaluate current working practice and understand the opportunities currently available in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging environments. As a result, peer learning is a big part of this course's value to individuals and employers. In addition to developing skills directly linked to clinical practice, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the nuclear medicine knowledge base through research and publication.
This course is designed in conjunction with a number of clinical experts, and our partnership with clinical software provider Hermes Medical Solutions. This means it produces competent and professional practitioners with the skills needed to optimise and promote this imaging modality in current models of patient care.
Year 1 Postgraduate Certificate
• Fundamental Clinical Skills in Nuclear Medicine
• Science and Instrumentation in Current Nuclear Medicine Practice
• Cross-sectional Anatomy for the Nuclear Medicine Practitioner
Year 2 Postgraduate Diploma
• Enhancing Nuclear Medicine Practice
• Current Applications of Hybrid Imaging Practice
• Evidencing Work Based Learning
Year 3 MSc
• Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodology
• Research Dissertation
The course is mostly distance-based, with only three contact days per year. This approach is highly popular for employers and employees in nuclear medicine, and is supported by a range of clinical experts alongside the UWE academic team. It's designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to practice in a safe and competent manner, and a comprehensive education and research base to evaluate and inform current and future practice. There are many opportunities for inter-professional collaboration and shared learning, and you'll learn in practical settings how nuclear medicine contributes to patient management.
Assessment methods include written assignments, case studies, online interactions and clinical portfolios.
Careers / Further study
You must be currently practicing nuclear medicine the routes available on this course are designed to help you complement existing skills and knowledge with a view to career progression.
Our links with software providers, and nuclear medicine practitioners and employers, are excellent, and this course is designed to benefit you and your employer by enhancing your ability to contribute to current thinking and practice.
How to apply
Information on applications can be found at the following link: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/study/applyingtouwebristol/postgraduateapplications.aspx
- New Postgraduate Master's loans for 2016/17 academic year –
The government are introducing a master’s loan scheme, whereby master’s students under 60 can access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. This is part of the government’s long-term commitment to enhance support for postgraduate study.
Scholarships and other sources of funding are also available.
More information can be found here: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/students/feesandfunding/fundingandscholarships/postgraduatefunding.aspx
Applicants would normally possess either:• a good honours degree from a recognised institution of higher education• an equivalent overseas qualification• extensive professional experience (at the discretion of the programme leader)You should also have at least six months of clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine and spend at least 40% of your clinical time working within the modality. This should be maintained for the duration of the programme.