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Clinical Radiographic Reporting: Musculoskeletal

Key information

Course Leader: Naomi Brown

Level: 7

Credits: 30

Mode of delivery: Blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled 60 Independent 240

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 04/10/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 30 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

It is a compulsory course in the Image Interpretation pathway where it must be taken with the Principles of Clinical Radiographic Reporting and the Musculoskeletal Image Interpretation modules in order to obtain a reporting qualification.

Course Overview

This module is designed for radiographers to develop a comprehensive, experiential knowledge-based framework in plain radiograph musculoskeletal examinations. There will be emphasis on relating theory to practice in the clinical setting in order to contribute to patient diagnosis and management. It further develops communication skills to assist in the communication of findings or further investigations clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. There is further development of knowledge gained in the co-requisite modules within the image interpretation pathway. This is facilitated by monitoring, reflection and self-audit and through a range of blended learning activities. The student is expected to research and undertake activities within the clinical environment to supplement their radiographic knowledge. 

Delivery of this module will be by university staff and clinical specialists and will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning in innovative ways to enhance the student learning experience. 

Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to enable students to:   


1. Demonstrate knowledge and systematic understanding of complex issues relating to patient diagnosis, management and service delivery in plain radiographic musculoskeletal imaging.


2. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of methodologies for quality assurance procedures and critical evaluation relevant to reporting practice of the musculoskeletal system.  


3. Justify and critically evaluate the structure and significance of findings given in a formal clinical radiographic report and its role in patient management and service delivery. 


4.Engage in habitual reflection on personal and professional practice, identifying methodologies and strategies which enable best clinical practice, inform future practice and promote excellence in patient care. 


5.Demonstrate autonomy, competence and evidence of decision making in complex situations by engaging confidently in providing actionable clinical radiographic reports at the required level of diagnostic accuracy for a wide range of traumatic and pathological appearances. 


6.Demonstrate a range of advanced communication skills and engage in academic and professional communication appropriate to their professional practice 



Enable students to demonstrate clinical decision-making skills, self-direction, and reflection on practice independently demonstrating a high level of personal and professional responsibility.  


The assessment consists of a portfolio of radiographic reports (Portfolio of evidence) The portfolio details student activity during clinical blocks (e.g. clinics attended, tutorials held etc.). The portfolio includes reflective reports and disease profiles to gain an understanding of the reasons for a variation in image appearances and the potential implications of a deficient/incomplete report or action. 

A reporting OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) of 100 cases.  


Clinical Radiographic Form