Taught course

Forensic Radiography

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

Entry requirements

You should a registered radiographer, technologist or other radiographic/imaging professional with an appropriate honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent, and licenses to undertake medical or post-mortem imaging in your country. No forensic experience is required. Applications are welcome from newly qualified radiographers/technicians.

Months of entry

September

Course content

These courses will support you to develop a forensic protocol that adheres to relevant guidance and legislation, and develop skills in producing images that will be acceptable in court by learning about the requirements for high-quality evidence.You will learn about how to image children for suspected physical abuse and investigation of infant deaths, location of forensic evidence (for example drug smuggling, ballistic material), age assessments for human trafficking or illegal immigration, and identification of the deceased. A new module will develop skills in post-mortem imaging utilising CT and MRI to replace the conventional autopsy. The PgCert develops forensic imaging skills, enabling you to undertake forensic imaging in your department and to comply with the forensic radiography guidelines from the Society and College of Radiographers and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers. The second year develops more advanced forensic imaging skills in mass fatalities and disaster victim identification, and a practice area of your choice. During your third year (MSc) you develop the research skills needed to contribute to the forensic imaging knowledge base.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Admissions
Email
sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk