- BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
- A minimum of one year as a registered practitioner
- Evidence of HCPC registration
- A supporting statement and reference from their employer
Months of entry
This course has been designed to support the advancing practice of radiographers in the field of Computed Tomography (CT). Between April 2019 and March 2020, 44.9 million diagnostic imaging examinations took place in England alone of which 6 million were CT scans. This is an increase of 5.2% on the year 2018-19 and it is fully expected that this will continue year on year.
The NHS Long-Term Plan (2019) acknowledged that imaging services have been under extreme pressure for some time and as a result, it recommended the implementation of Imaging Networks by 2023. In the same year there was also a Manifesto pledge made by the Prime Minister in which the government committed to replace all CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Mammography equipment over the next ten years. This was reinforced by the need to increase the number of scanners (both CT and MRI) per head of population in the Richard’s Review (2020). This led to the investment of three Diagnostic Assessment Centres in Norfolk and Waveney. In order that these dedicated imaging centres are effectively staffed, there needs to be a radical workforce design and numbers of radiographers specialising in these imaging modalities needs to be increased.
This is a new course provision which will support the development of current practitioners in the specialism of CT. It will enable radiographers to develop their theoretical knowledge and skills in this area of imaging and to develop service improvement within their workplace.
Fees and funding
Please refer to our website for funding opportunuties.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Life
- 01473 338833