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Principles of Clinical Radiographic Reporting

Key information

Course Leader: Naomi Brown

Level: 7

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: Taught & Online

Learner Hours: Scheduled - 20 - Independent - 130

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 04/10/2023

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

Course Overview

This module covers the core skills to equip students with the knowledge and attributes for the interpretation of radiographic images. Students will be encouraged to apply the principles to manage and independently report complex caseloads autonomously and within their scope of practice.

Current and emerging standards relating to the role of the reporting radiographer will be discussed. The content will typically include pattern recognition, report structure to provide interpretive and actionable reports for musculoskeletal plain film imaging. Professional responsibilities such as reflection, engagement with quality assurance procedures and engagement within research and education to develop into an advanced practitioner will be discussed. Understanding of an individual’s scope of practice and recognition of the standards and guidance associated with clinical radiographic reporting are vital aspects that will be discussed to underpin a student’s understanding of the legal issues surrounding this role. Organisational issues such as quality assurance, audit and engaging in inter-professional team working, education and research will also be discussed.

Delivery of the module will embody the Herts learning principles – using a blended and flexible learning approach. You should be available to attend all days as advertised.

The module is facilitated by Selina Fowlder and involves both University and External Lecturers.

Learning outcomes

The aim of this module is to enable students to critically evaluate the fundamental principles that underpin clinical radiographic reporting in order to develop a deep and systematic understanding of the role of a reporting practitioner.

Students will typically:

1. Critically review and analyse the professional, ethical, organisational and legal requirements of clinical radiographic reporting and the impact of the radiographic report on patient diagnosis and case management.

2. Have a comprehensive understanding of the quality assurance procedures applied in clinical radiographic reporting

3. Critically analyse and apply the principles of clinical radiographic reporting in relation to the structure and significance of information given in a formal radiographic report and its role in patient diagnosis and case management.


Assessment involves a narrated PowerPoint presentation.

The module is facilitated by Selina Fowler and involves both University and external lecturers.