Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Course summary

  • Complete your learning at a time and place that suits your own personal and employment circumstances
  • Demonstrate competence in clinical reporting in the clinical area(s) required for your role
  • Develop your skills towards the four pillars of advanced clinical practice; expert practice, leadership, education, and research
  • Evidence the professional attributes and activities which can be used in support of your accreditation and employment as an advanced clinical practitioner
This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Clinical Reporting. It will help you to develop your theoretical knowledge and competence as an expert practitioner to demonstrate the ability to provide clinical diagnostic imaging reports in the clinical area(s) required within your role. Whilst predominantly focussed around image interpretation, in addition you will develop further skills and attributes required to be an advanced clinical practitioner including leadership, education, and service development and research. The academic delivery is facilitated through distance learning (DL), and supported by clinical support and mentorship in your place of work. How you learn As this is a distance learning course you use various online platforms and technologies to support your learning, such as our virtual learning environment (MyHallam), at a time and place to suit you. You learn through:
  • online presentations and live collaborative sessions with tutors
  • discussion forums with peers and tutors
  • imaging case studies
  • access to a wide range of online resources and textbooks
  • ongoing formative activities (e-tivities)
Applied learning Learning for this course is based on distance learning principles (e-learning) using MyHallam as the main platform for delivery. The overall approach to learning and teaching facilitates an active learning experience which engages you in, and promotes ownership and autonomy of your learning linked directly to your own role. Active learning is encouraged using a series of structured activities throughout the programme. Formative tasks are supported by an e-moderator who guides the student thorough opportunities to develop learning and make meaning of information provided. A series of formative assessments linked to the learning objects will be used to facilitate learning and allow learners and e-moderator to identify learning needs. Discussion of ideas is encouraged throughout the module and participants are regularly challenged to question, explain and explore topics under consideration. Application of learning and justification of practice is strengthened by the use of questioning, peer-review, and asynchronous or synchronous online conferencing (such as the use of discussion boards and Blackboard Collaborate). A number of these activities reflect approaches which may be encountered in practice. The online discussion board and collaborate sessions will be used to provide tutorial support, peer support and share learning. As well as the university-based distance learning, you will be undertaking work-based learning within your clinical department under the supervision of your mentor(s). You will need to undertake a large proportion of clinical education which should include reporting sessions and other relevant clinical activities. The approach to assessment is varied and we use both formative (not formally marked) and summative (formally marked) assessments in each of the modules. The assessment pattern is designed to encourage your personal, professional, and academic development. Short online formative activities (e-tivities) are used to promote engagement with the distance learning materials, provide support for the final assignment and facilitate online discussion with fellow students on the module.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Awareness Of Error In Diagnostic Imaging 15 Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Elective modules Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation 30 Computed Tomography (Ct) Head Image Interpretation 30 Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation 30 Year 2 Compulsory modules Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Elective modules Abdominal Imaging 15 Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation 30 Evidencing Your Cpd 15 Fundamentals Of Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation 15 Fundamentals Of Computed Tomography (Ct) Head Image Interpretation 15 Fundamentals Of Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation 15 Leadership In Practice 15 Learning And Teaching For Practice 15 Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation 30 Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 60

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject, for example BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Advanced Clinical Practice Image Interpretation at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS