Science and principles of computed tomography

Who should attend this course?

This Science and principles of computed tomography course is designed for radiographers who want to develop skills and knowledge of computed tomography to support their day to day activities in radiographic professional practice.

You need to be a qualified radiographer to take this course.

The Science and principles of computed tomography course can be taken as a ‘stand alone’ or used towards a postgraduate qualification.

If you take this course as part of a postgraduate award, a degree, or equivalent, is required.

Course content

This Science and principles of computed tomography course is examines the scientific principles of Computed Tomography (CT).

You study the concepts and principles of CT, safety, principles of operation including protocols and techniques used for different anatomical areas and the associated risks and benefits.

You also explore the comparison with other imaging modalities.

You are expected to analyse, discuss and evaluate your own practice, specifically relating to the scientific principles related to protocols.

The Science and principles of computed tomography course covers the following areas:

  • Evolution of CT
  • Data acquisition
  • CT image reconstruction
  • Image manipulation
  • CT scanning parameters
  • Dose reduction methods in CT
  • Artefacts in CT
  • Safety aspects of CT

Teaching is based on a combination of lectures, tutorials, small group seminars/workshops.

Download a printable version of the leaflet for the Science and principles of computed tomography

How does this course map the NHS KSF?

This Science and principles of computed tomography course contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding for:

  • Core Dimensions 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment

This consists of an essay and a short presentation.

Why choose this course?

How to apply

Apply for the Science and principles of computed tomography course

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Entry requirements...

This course is open to all qualified radiographers who want to develop skills and knowledge of computed tomography.

2013

Start DateEnd DateLink
24/02/201429/04/2014

Course fees

Credit level for this course: Postgraduate level 7 (15 credits)

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Contract funding for NHS staff

The University is contracted by the NHS to provide post-registration education/CPD and training for its health professionals.

If you are an NHS employee contact the senior manager responsible for post-registration education/CPD in your Trust to check if the course you wish to attend can be supported by the Trust's contract with our University.

Study routes

  • Part Time

Locations

  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield