Diagnostic Image Reporting PgCert / 60 credits at SCQF level 11

1. Overview

The School of Health Sciences is delighted to deliver a series of four postgraduate Diagnostic Image Reporting modules.

Diagnostic Image Reporting is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding career progression roles to have developed for Diagnostic Radiographers in recent years.

It not only offers exciting and challenging professional development opportunities to the individual but evidence based quality and economic benefits to the employer.

Following the Spending Review of 2010, the Department of Health in England and Wales stressed the need to encourage the NHS to train radiographers to report in line with best practice. Within Scotland, the importance of developing a robust Radiographer Reporting resource is reinforced in the 2012 AHP National Delivery Plan.

Reporting by radiographers is not an option for the future, it is a requirement.

2. What you will study

Module one

Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to underpin the Reporting Radiographer role including  pattern recognition, visual perception, sensitivity & specificity, clinical reasoning and decision making.

The module is delivered by a series of lectures, webinars, direct and online tutorials and interactive image viewing workshops.

Module two

Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma helps you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the radiological appearances and the indicative signs of musculoskeletal and traumatic injury.

The module is delivered by a series of lectures, webinars, direct and online tutorials and interactive image viewing workshops.

Modules three and four

Diagnostic Image Reporting of the Appendicular and Axial Skeleton are work-based clinical modules, where you will learn the applied clinical skills of Radiographer Reporting within your own clinical workplace. These modules are delivered by online study combined with work based clinical practice under the supervision of a  clinical  mentor within your own clinical setting.

3. How you will learn

Delivered over one or two academic years, this carefully designed suite of modules combines academic theory with work-based clinical practice. Minimal attendance on campus blended seamlessly with online study through our interactive e-Learning environment CampusMoodle, makes this an ideal study solution for busy health professionals.

Students may choose to study all four Radiographer Reporting modules exiting at Post Graduate Certificate level or alternatively study just the academic theory modules for CPD purposes.

4. Entry Requirements

Applicants for these modules will normally be a Diagnostic Radiographer or a related healthcare professional working in a relevant diagnostic imaging setting.

Applicants should be educated to Honours degree level (or equivalent) and have clinical experience of working with diagnostic images.

Applicants who intend to study the work based modules must have access to the relevant clinical services and agreed clinical mentorship. 

5. Student Funding

Costs for academic year 2018/2019

£640 per module

£2,560 for all four modules

6. How to apply

7. Meet the Team

The strength of Radiographer Reporting at RGU is undoubtedly the knowledge, skill and expertise of the course team, made up of skilled University lecturers with extensive experience as Reporting Radiographers within the NHS. Working alongside radiologists, educators and researchers, our team provide you the ideal support to develop your own Radiographer Reporting skills.

Morag Howard

Lesley Leishman

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PgCert / 60 credits at SCQF level 11

Course Length

1 or 2 years

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning

Block one attendance:
12-14 September 2018
Block two attendance:
5 - 7 December 2018
Optional attendance:
24 January 2019

Academic School
School of Health Sciences
More Information:
Postgraduate Admissions +44 (0) 1224 262209

“I would not have achieved my new post as an Advanced Practitioner if it was not for completing the course. It has also given me confidence in my abilities and highlighted my strengths that can be developed even further in the future. Distance Learning was also a massive benefit to me as I work full time and have a young family. I would highly recommend this course at RGU.”

Craig Maguire - Radiographer Reporting Graduate Diagnostic Image Reporting PgCert / 60 credits at SCQF level 11