MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences: Clinical Radiographic Reporting

Key information

Course Leader: Naomi Brown

Level: 7

Start date: September 2022

Mode of delivery: Taught

School: Health & Social Work

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: 

An honours degree in Radiography and normally be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or have acceptable qualifications in a related health profession. 

Candidates will normally have some relevant clinical practice experience subsequent to qualification. 

The course is suitable for qualified health care professionals who are involved with interpretation and reporting of radiographic images. 

 

The Clinical Radiographic Reporting pathway is designed for students who want to develop competency in the extended role of clinical radiographic reporting and helps you specialise in this specific area of practice. Clinical modules are offered in musculoskeletal reporting and chest. Other specialist reporting areas can be taken via the independent study modules.  The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice. 

Professional Accreditation 

The MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Clinical Radiographic Reporting programme is endorsed by the College of Radiographers. 

Who is it for? 

The course is suitable for radiographers and health care professionals who want to specialise in this area and are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment. 

Course Structure 

The course is flexible and modular allowing you to create a programme of study to meet your personal development and career aspirations. To attain a Master’s award you need to complete 180 credits. There are also interim awards available: 

  • Postgraduate certificate (PgC) (60 credits) 
  • Postgraduate diploma (PgD) (120 credits) 

The rate and pace of study are up to you. You have up to 6 years to complete your master’s course. 

The Master’s degree consists of three elements: core (to include 1 compulsory module); research and optional modules (optional modules may comprise additional core modules or interprofessional modules). 

Award titles 

Depending on your plan of study you can obtain different award titles 

Award Title 

Module requirements 

MSc Clinical Radiographic Reporting 

180 credits to include 

  • compulsory module of Principles of Clinical Radiographic Reporting (15 credits),  

  • 45/60 credits from a core clinical module and corresponding pathophysiology module. 

  • 60 credits of research modules.  

 

Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Radiographic Reporting 

120 credits to include 

  • compulsory module of Principles of Clinical Radiographic Reporting (15 credits),  

  • 45/60 credits from a core clinical module and corresponding pathophysiology module. 

 

 

Postgraduate Certificate Musculo-skeletal Radiographic Reporting 

The following modules must be studied 

Principles of Clinical radiographic Reporting 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal 

Postgraduate Certificate Chest Radiographic Reporting 

Principles of Clinical radiographic Reporting 

Image recognition: Chest radiography 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Chest 

 

Examples of study routes 

The following are examples of suites of modules taken by past students. 

Postgraduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Radiographic Reporting 

 

Principles of Clinical radiographic Reporting (15 credits) 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation (30 credits) 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal (30 credits) 

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Radiographic Reporting focussing on Musculoskeletal Reporting and gastro-intestinal reporting (120 credits) 

Principles of Clinical radiographic Reporting (15 credits) 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation (30 credits) 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal (30 credits) 

Developing Professional Practice: Independent Study 1(15 credits) 

Developing Professional Practice: Work-based skills 3 (30 credits) 

 

 

 

MSc Clinical Radiographic Reporting 

Principles of Clinical radiographic Reporting (15 credits) 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation (30 credits) 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal (30 credits) 

Image Recognition: Chest Radiography (15 credits) 

Image Recognition: Brain (CT) (15 credits) 

Leading Service Change(15 credits)  

Research Project (30 credits)  

Preparation for Research Project(15 credits) 

Research Methods (15 credits) 

 

 

Core Modules: 

To obtain an award of Clinical radiographic Reporting there is a minimum of 60 credits required to include 

Compulsory modules of  

Principles of Clinical Radiographic reporting  

30 credits from a clinical module(s) – choice is available in Box 1 

15/30 credits from the associated pathophysiology/independent study module 

The Independent work based skills modules allow you to gain an in depth understanding of a particular subject area in which you have a specific interest. 

Box 1: Clinical Reporting Modules 

7HSK0354 

Principles of Clinical Radiographic Reporting 

15 

7HSK0355 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation 

30 

7HSK0356 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal 

30 

*7HSK0357 

Image recognition: Chest radiography 

15 

*7HSK0358 

Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Chest 

30 

*7HSK0359 

Image recognition: Brain (CT) 

15 

7HSK0320 

Developing Professional Practice: Work-based skills 1 

15 

7HSK0321 

Developing Professional Practice: Work-based skills 2 

15 

7HSK0322 

Developing Professional Practice: Work-based skills 3 

30 

*These modules are not offered in 2022/23 academic year 

Optitional Modules: 

The Independent study modules allow you to gain an in depth understanding of a particular subject area in which you have a specific interest. 

It is advisable to consider your choice of optional modules carefully to reflect your personal strengths and potential career aspirations (Box 1 and 2)

Box 2: Optional modules 

 

 

Radiography 

 

 

7HSK0318 

Developing Professional Practice: Independent Study 1 

15 

7HSK0319 

Developing Professional Practice: Independent Study 2 

30 

7HSK2055 

Evidencing Professional Practice 1 

15 

7HSK2036 

Evidencing Professional Practice 2 

30 

7HSK0355 

Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation 

30 

*7HSK0357 

Image Recognition: Chest Radiography 

15 

*7HSK0359 

Image Recognition: Brain (CT) 

15 

Education/Management 

 

 

7HSK0293 

Leadership Education and Developing others 

30 

7HSK0306 

Leading Service Change 

15 

7HSK0168 

 

Advanced Decision Making in Health and Social Care 

15 

7HSK0186 

Coaching Skills for Leading 

15 

7SCZ0294 

Leadership for AHP’s 

30 

Advanced Practice 

 

 

*7HSK0361 

Informed Consent 

15 

*7HSK0362 

Psychology of Cancer 

15 

*7HSK0299 

Psychological Therapeutic Interventions 

15 

7HSK0289 

Advanced Clinical Practice  

15 

7HSK0290 

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Indicators  

15 

7HSK0110 

AHP Supplementary Prescribing 

30 

*These modules are not offered in 2022/23 academic year 

Specialist Compulsory Modules: 

Opitional Modules of Common Interest: 

Research Modules: 

The Research modules are compulsory for completion of the MSc 

7HSK2048 

Research Project 

30 

7HSK2049 

Preparation for Research Project 

15 

7HSK0308 

or 

7HSK0368 

Research Methods 

or 

Research Methods – Distance Learning 

15 

N.B Research Methods must be completed prior to Preparation for the Research Project, and both must be successfully completed before the Research Project is undertaken. 

Fees

£810.00 per 15 credits - unless a module is premium priced, costs can be found by visiting   by visiting Fees and Finance Policy.  Also, prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas.  Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course.

You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found by visiting here