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Principles of Image Reporting

Duration: 5 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Suitable for international students
Start date: September intake
Faculty of Health Studies


The module develops the theoretical knowledge base required to interpret specified medical images, and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors to be considered in the construction of a clear and concise medical image report.

Typical areas of practice include reporting of the musculoskeletal system, chest, abdomen, cranial CT, and gastrointestinal system.

Lectures and seminars are used to enhance understanding and  analysis of the roles of practitioners undertaking the role of medical image reporting.

Emphasis is placed on the medico-legal framework within which such roles have been developed and the transferrable analysis, decision making and communication skills involved in constructing medical image reports.

Assessment involves an assignment which focuses on the development of a scheme of work and protocol to support this development and a presentation showing the effect that this has on service delivery.

When does the module take place?

  • 19th - 23rd September 2016
  • 31st Oct - 3rd November 2016
  • 28th Nov - 1st December 2016
  • 23rd - 26th January 2017

Why Bradford?

The medical image reporting pathway at Bradford was developed in the early 1990s and has run since 1996 with an experienced team of academic and teaching staff and invited clinical practitioners.

The programme doesn't limit the scope of practice which can be developed and can be used to support any area or modality.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this module you must:

  • 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
  • Students from outside the UK and EU must meet the current visa and entry requirements for study in the UK

English language requirements:

All international students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS score of at least band 6.5 with no subtests less than 5.5.

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.


This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Learning activities and assessment

Assessment involves an assignment which focuses on the development of a scheme of work and protocol to support this development and a presentation showing the effect that this has on service delivery.

All assessments within a module must achieve 40% to pass.

Career support and prospects

Career support

Previous students have used the skills and knowledge gained in this module to progress their careers to advanced and consultant practitioner statuses.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £1,380 (standard 30 credit module fee)

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

If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:

Return completed forms to the FoHS recruitment team via email.

If you are being funded by HEYH, you will also need to complete a SSPRD funding form:

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

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.