Breast Imaging at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

The Breast Imaging programme is designed to address the increasingly specialised needs of practitioners for education to underpin professional practice in breast diagnosis. A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy procedures. The programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills. However, it also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services. The course and the modules listed within it are provided through a partnership between LSBU and the National Breast Screening Training Centre, King's College NHS Foundation Trust. The course focuses on competency development and attainment within the breast imaging and breast care fields, adhering to the national standards of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education Applicants will normally be a Health and CareProfessions Council (HCPC) registered radiographer, with a relevant professional qualification, or in possession of a first degree in a science, biomedical or health and social care subject. This course is validated as part of the Diagnostic Imaging PgCert / PgDip / MSc


Some compulsory skills sessions may take place in the evening. The PgCert Breast Imaging programme (60 Credits) may be made up of a selection from the following specialist modules, all taught at the National Breast Screening Training Centre, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust: Mammography Theory (20 credits) Mammography Practice (40 credits) Mammography Image Interpretation and Reporting(40 credits) Clinical Breast Examination and Communication Skills (20 credits) Breast Ultrasound for Ultrasonographers (40 credits) Breast Ultrasound (60 credits) Ultrasound guided interventional procedures (20 credits) Whilst these modules enable the achievement of the PgCert Breast Imaging adhering to UK national standards, they also form part of the PgDip/MSc Diagnostic Imaging award, enabling progression beyond PgCert.

How to apply

International applicants

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria: Registration with an appropriate regulatory body, e.g. Health and Care Professions Council Possession of a recognised appropriate professional qualification (at a minimum of level 6) e.g. BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography Be employed within the Breast Care Field and have access to a Breast Imaging Department and/or Breast Clinic which can provide appropriate clinical experience Evidence of departmental support due to the nature of the clinical competency requirements of the individual modules. This must be confirmed at the time of application and should include identification of an appropriate clinical department If English is not the first language, students must have an IELTS average score of 7.0 on entry to the programme. No individual elements should be below 7.0

Fees and funding

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Breast Imaging at London South Bank University - UCAS