Taught course

Diagnostic Imaging Reporting

Institution
Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should:

  • be HCPC registered UK radiographers who possess an appropriate honours degree (2.2 and above) or equivalent have access to a relevant radiographic imaging caseload
  • have agreement of their line manager
  • have a clinical mentor to support their education and training.

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Diagnostic imaging reporting enables radiographers in clinical practice to advance their skills in the field of interpretation of radiographic images. The course enables radiographers to produce clinical radiology reports that facilitate in the diagnosis of patients.

Course Details

As a practising radiographer you are enabled to work at an advanced level through using some of our innovative distance learning tools. You learn through a variety of methods including webinars, discussion boards, quizzes and other learning materials. You have access to our online Teesside University Picture Archive and Communication System, which contains over a million radiographic images and reports, as well as our Structured Preliminary Clinical Evaluation (SPiCE) system. We also develop a virtual placement, allowing you to have your own real-time work list, similar to clinical practice. The SPiCE system allows you instant feedback on your work using accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.

Course structure

The course is split into three levels with the PgCert allowing you to report on appendicular and axial skeleton and the PgDip allowing you to progress further and produce imaging reports on chest radiographs. The clinical modules cover the major anatomies of the body and the principles module introduces you to the theory that underpins the writing of diagnostic radiographic reports. To progress to the MSc modules in research design lead into the dissertation module in the third year.

Year 1 core modules

- Clinical Appendicular Reporting

- Clinical Axial Reporting

- Principles of Reporting Practice

You develop your knowledge and skills within the four pillars of advanced clinical practice – research, education, leadership and clinical. You are supported to develop and apply advanced knowledge and skills to your practice through work-based learning.

Year 2 core modules

- Clinical Chest Reporting

- Designing Research Projects

How you learn

The course is delivered by distance learning, meaning that the materials and synchronous sessions can be accessed wherever you have access to a computer and an internet connection. You are given an induction to familiarise yourself with this new way of learning and to help you become accustomed to the software.

The synchronous sessions are delivered through a webinar (a seminar on the internet) meaning that you have instant interaction with the tutor and your fellow students. There are also structured activities such as discussion boards and instant messaging, quizzes, and the opportunity to undertake image interpretation at your leisure using our Teesside University Picture Archiving and Communication System (TUPACS).

How you are assessed

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that all assessments can take place easily for distance learners, these include examinations, case studies, and portfolio assessments. All of these can be undertaken online and using our TUPACS and own Structured Preliminary Clinical Evaluation (SPiCE) system, which has been adapted for reporting radiographers.

Fees and funding

For funding information, please contact the University Finance Office on +44 (0)1642 342171 or email finance@tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Health & Social Care Admissions
Email
sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1642 384110