Medical Imaging

PG Diploma
Duration: Up to 5 years
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: PG Diploma
Not suitable for international students
Start date: September or February
Faculty of Health Studies
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Overview

The Medical Imaging programme is aimed at practising healthcare professionals who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to work at an advanced level of practice.

It provides a series of flexible modular pathways that are vocationally relevant and which meet the needs of radiographers and other healthcare professionals, their employers and professional bodies.

This Postgraduate Diploma develop critical perspectives on research and knowledge development in medical imaging practice and management. It is delivered by the Radiography academic team within the School of Allied Health professions, in partnership with clinical and scientific  experts  working  within  specialised  areas  of  medical  imaging  to  ensure that the  curriculum  remains  appropriately  diverse  and  clinically  relevant.

Why Bradford?

  • This course has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading postgraduate courses for radiographers and is renowned for its innovative pathways
  • Continuing professional development funding may be available for some modules and courses. However, access to funding for part or all of an award cannot be guaranteed. 

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • Be in possession of a first degree or an appropriate professional qualification in  radiography  or  related  subject
  • Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of development

In addition, for work-based modules you must:

  • Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables you to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the HCPC or NMC or other health care regulator
  • Have  managerial  support  for  your  studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support your studies

Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.

English language requirements:

IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

Module name Type
Year 1
Any suitable choice of modules from the SSPRD frameworkoption
Clinical Computed Tomographyoption
Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imagingoption
Computed Tomographyoption
Current Topics in Medical Imagingoption
Developing Practiceoption
Magnetic Resonance Imagingoption
Medical Image Reportingoption
Preparing For a Systematic Reviewoption
Preparing for Primary Researchoption
Principles of Reportingoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The pathways in CT, MRI and MIR are long established and highly regarded by local NHS managers and are seen as essential qualifications by professional bodies (RCR SCoR 2012) and some managers for advanced practitioner posts.

The clinical Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging award addresses the need for a clinically relevant award for health care practitioners advancing their skills within multiple areas of medical imaging such as CT and MIR, or reporting in multiple areas of practice (SCoR 2013).

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

See the Fees and Financial Support website for 2017/18 module fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the HEYH website, or download their funding guide (external links).

Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.

Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.