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Medical Image Reporting

Duration: 5 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Not suitable for international students
Start date: View attendance dates
Faculty of Health Studies


This module aims to:

  • provide the student with a structured and monitored experiential learning opportunity
  • enable the student to further develop the theoretical and clinical knowledge base required to interpret specified medical images
  • develop the student`s ability to construct clear and concise medical image reports

The learning in the module will utilise the knowledge and understanding gained in the pre-requisite Principles of Reporting module, and apply it to the students own clinical practice.

The students will undertake a wide range of interpretations and reports for specific areas of practice or imaging modality, and understand pathological processes and mechanisms of injury matching imaging appearances.

Whilst on clinical placement the student will complete a record of clinical experience and reporting practice and undertake work-based projects/case studies as part of the learning process. These work based tasks will include a critical appraisal of published literature and research, and reflection on their practice. Tutorials will be used to facilitate sharing of information by students and learning from each other and recognised clinical experts.

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
  • Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables the student 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
  • Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of development


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

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.

See the module timetable here.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

Achievement of the learning outcomes will be demonstrated through a work-based portfolio and clinical audit: completion of the portfolio of clinical experience will allow demonstration of clinical competence in reporting and critical evaluation of medical images and related clinical research.

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: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)


  • Home/EU: £1,545 (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.

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.

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.