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Radiographic Reporting (Taught)

Cardiff University
1 year
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
27 September 2021

Program description

Radiographic Reporting (Taught)

Join our Postgraduate Certificate in Radiographic Reporting program that is accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers and designed to help you expand your knowledge and enhance your clinical skills in this fast-developing sector. The skills you can obtain are transferable to all healthcare organisations and are recognised overseas.

Our program is aimed at those with a current qualification and registration as a diagnostic radiographer, therapeutic radiographer, or other healthcare professionals with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration or equivalent.

This part-time course aims to develop your skills in radiographic reporting and other core practices associated with radiography. Due to our optional approach to learning you will get the opportunity to choose modules that best suit your needs so that your learning is relevant for you. Our optional modules focus on areas from Abdomen Radiographic Reporting to Appendicular and Axial Radiographic Reporting

You will also have the opportunity to work in our dedicated general X-Ray room with PACS system for both image viewing experience and for experimental purposes. As well as a dedicated X-ray space we also have dosimetry equipment, a radiography training room using 3D interactive simulation to include Shaderware computers and dedicated ultrasound equipment available for research opportunities and to enhance your learning.

Your learning will be supported and delivered by experienced researchers and academics alongside clinical experts. Radiologists and clinical radiographers support each of the clinical modules ensuring a high degree of current and relevant clinical knowledge is applied alongside the requirement for questioning practice. You will also be assigned a designated personal tutor who will support you throughout your studies.

You will also be part of a group of students who come from a variety of clinical backgrounds which also enhances your learning experience and you will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences.

Undertaking our program will support your personal and professional development as well as influencing and informing healthcare across Wales and beyond.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

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Admission requirements

Only qualified radiographers are eligible to apply. You must hold:

  • A minimum qualification of a UK Diploma in Radiography;
  • 2 years clinical experience;
  • You must be working in a radiology department within the UK and have the support of a radiological mentor. A clinical reference is required, and the mentor must be identified before the start of the program and verified by the module team.
  • Applications are reviewed and accepted on a ‘personal statement’ where a judgement is made on your suitability for the program.
  • You must address the following key points in your personal statement, this list is not exhaustive:
  • Why have you selected this program?
  • What interests you about this program?
  • An understanding of the modules being offered at Cardiff University.
  • Any relevant experience related to the program or module content.
  • How you plan to use the qualification in your career and the potential professional benefit from your studies.
  • Why you feel you should be given a place on the program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Full time tuition fee for Students from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,500
  • Part time tuition fee for Students from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £5,250

Please visit the website for information about tuition fees


What skills will I practise and develop?

Knowledge & Understanding:

  • Identify and recognise normal and abnormal anatomy, consistent with a mastery of skills in specified specialised areas of radiographic anatomy, pathology and differential diagnoses.
  • Formalise a diagnosis in the specified area to a standard where patient care is not compromised
  • Produce an accurate, informative written report in a concise and coherent way, utilising specialised problem solving skills
  • Respond to ethical dilemmas within this area of professional practice and suggest further imaging options as required
  • Critically evaluate research-based evidence with respect to imaging and reporting and debate the implications for professional practice.

Intellectual Skills:

  • Critical analysis of research.
  • Reflection and critical analysis of the radiography profession and of your own practice.

Professional Practical Skills:

  • Practical skills in areas of advancing practice

Transferable/ key skills

  • Confident communication skills
  • Critical academic writing and study skills.
  • Time management and self-organisation skills.
  • Develop practical research skills and apply them to practice.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate level study is essential if you want to progress to advanced and specialist practice. The Postgraduate Certificate is essential for undertaking radiographic reporting roles within a radiology department. The qualification is validated by the Society and College of Radiographers and is transferable across the UK.

Our modules are varied and challenging and give you the opportunity to consider progression within clinical practice, but also to facilitate a move into academia or research.

Our graduates have gained roles including:

  • Clinical specialists
  • Reporting Radiographers
  • Radiography management positions
  • Radiography and clinical education positions.
  • Lecturer

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