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MRI Independent Practice Development

Key information

Course Leader: Naomi Brown

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Online

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 15


  • 15/05/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. 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 at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements


First degree in radiography/medical imaging or equivalent. 


HCPC registration as a Radiographer or equivalent. 


A clinical placement in MRI is required in order to undertake this module; the student is responsible for securing the clinical placement



MRI Science and Principles module at level 7 or equivalent. 

MRI Applications module at level 7 or equivalent 


Course Overview


This module is designed to give practitioners the knowledge, understanding and skills required to evaluate and develop their own current MRI practice within the clinical environment. A clinical placement in MRI is required in order to undertake this module. Students will be expected to reflect on and discuss their own practice specifically related to MRI technique, safety, patient care and pathways, ethical and legal aspects, guidelines, quality, learning and teaching. 


Delivery of this module will incorporate experiential learning in which the student will develop their own knowledge and understanding through reflection and self−directed learning in the clinical environment. A self−directed portfolio containing reflective, problem solving and evidence−based tasks in order to enhance professional development will be the focus of this module. Throughout, the learner is expected to undertake independent study both to supplement their learning and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the subject. 


The course will be facilitated by university lecturers and occasionally visiting lecturers.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding  


Successful students will typically...  

  1. Develop a patient−centred approach to MRI practice within an interprofessional framework 

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness and ability to manage the legal, ethical and professional issues relevant to safe MRI in practice. 


Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes  


Successful students will typically...  


  1. Reflect on and critically evaluate their own practice in the field of MRI and share their experiences and knowledge to develop and mentor others 

  1. Evidence expertise and clinical reasoning in MRI practice, identifying strategies which enable best clinical practice and promote excellence in patient care.



The assessment is 100% Coursework 

A typical example would be a portfolio of learning (pass/fail) and 2000−word equivalent commentary or a professional conversation/viva which is marked.


All individual elements of assessment must be passed. 

Coursework 1- 2000-word equivalent. 
Coursework - Portfolio of learning (pass/fail)