Reporting – Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11
Reporting – Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting 15 SCQF credits level 11

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, analytical, interpretive and evaluative skills required to underpin the practice of diagnostic image reporting.

This module will enable you to develop the skills to analyse and synthesise the principles of vision psychophysics in the context of diagnostic image assessment as well as the application of the principles of performance measurement in diagnostic image reporting. You will also learn to assess the role of the practitioner engaged in diagnostic image reporting from a medico−legal perspective and the recognition and assessment of the factors involved in image pattern recognition.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Blended

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

12 weeks
  • Psychophysical principles related to visual perception and vision physiology; decision thresholds, decision making and clinical reasoning; principles of pattern recognition
  • Application of performance measurement in image reporting including, sensitivity, specificity, accuracy; statistical Inter−rater reliability evaluation; Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves
  • Medico−legal perspectives in image reporting, including governance requirements; audit and research


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Learning Methods

This course is delivered in two blocks and is a 15 credit module delivered over one term:

  • Block one attendance: September
  • Block two attendance: December
  • Optional attendance: January

 It can be taken in conjunction with modules HSM132, HSM133, HSM134 as a route to a PgCert and will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to understand the principles applied in the assessment and interpretation of diagnostic images.


Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.


This module can be taken in conjunction with other Radiographic Reporting modules as a route to a PgCert.

  • Reporting - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma HSM132
  • Reporting - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma HSM133
  • Reporting - Diagnostic Image Reporting of the Axial Musculoskeletal System HSM134



This module is for registered health professionals working in a relevant area.


  • Course Fee: £700

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


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