Diagnostic Imaging at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is primarily aimed at Diagnostic Radiographers although the individual modules, if studied ‘stand-alone’, are applicable to a wide range of healthcare professionals. You're able to combine modules from different clinical areas, such as: image interpretation, reporting, or breast imaging, to build a postgraduate portfolio culminating in a research dissertation to complete the Masters. 5 reasons to study here

  • Online distance learning option: Study through online distance learning, or blended learning at a flexible pace to suit your career development and lifestyle.
  • Professional links: Connected with the Society & College of Radiographers, and the National Breast Screening Training Centre at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Career prospects: Completion may be used as evidence to support career progression, particularly where making reliable decisions from radiographic images is desirable or essential requirement.
  • Evidence-based practice: Develop your research skills and critical thinking. Conduct a research project, laying the foundations for future research work and clinical practice as an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Emerging technologies: Cover the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to diagnostic imaging to better meet society’s changing demographic health needs by using emerging technologies and more innovative and creative working practices.
  • This post-registration programme in Diagnostic Imaging is intentionally flexible; modules may be studied in any order and at your pace (provided all modules for an award are completed within a six year timeframe).
You can also choose between modes, studying everything through distance learning, on-site, or a flexible combination that best meets your needs. You'll meet with your personal tutor/course director each semester to discuss module choice and review your progress. MSc qualification Two mandatory modules, plus the dissertation Build the rest of your qualification (180 credits) from range of specialist and generalist modules PgDip qualification Two mandatory modules Build the rest of your qualification (120 credits) from range of specialist and generalist modules PgCert qualification One mandatory module Build the rest of qualification (60 credits) from range of specialist and generalist modules Module-by-module CPPD Flexible module-by-module study through CPPD route, take a single module at-a-time building up to the above qualifications.


Core modules Research in health & social care (20 credits) Foundations of image interpretation (20 credits) MSc dissertation for Allied Health Sciences (40 or 60 credits) Optional specialist modules Concepts of children and young people imaging (20 credits) Protecting and safeguarding children and young people (20 credits) Specialist skills development – preliminary clinical evaluation in the acute setting (40 credits) – SINGAPORE ONLY Specialist skills development – breast imaging (40 credits) – SINGAPORE ONLY Radiographic skeletal reporting – axial skeleton (20 credits) Taught only Radiographic reporting: musculoskeletal (40 credits) Taught only Advances in specialised skeletal imaging (20 credits) Taught only 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) Optional non-specialist (generalist) modules Intravenous administration of pharmaceutical substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Taught only. Mentorship for allied health professionals (20 credits) Innovation for excellence – leading service change (20 credits) Taught only Ethics and law in professional practice (20 credits) Taught only Enhancing Practice through Work Based Learning Leadership and quality improvement for allied health professionals (20 credits) Online only An introduction to counselling skills for health care professionals(20 credits) Taught only An introduction to teaching in higher education for allied health professionals (20 credits) Taught only Entrepreneurship for allied health professionals (20 credits) An introduction to economic evaluation for allied health professionals (20 credits) Online only

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied and include: Conventional ‘essay-style’ assignment Article format, suitable for submission to a peer reviewed journal Case-study Clinical portfolio Dissertation Multiple choice/assertion reasoning Image evaluation.

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

A degree or diploma in diagnostic radiography or any other relevant professional qualification. Students must be registered to practice as a health practitioner in accordance with the professional requirements of their country. Please visit our website for full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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Diagnostic Imaging at London South Bank University - UCAS