This module aims to enable the student to critically evaluate the Computed Tomographic (CT) protocols used in clinical practice with respect to the evidence base in order to inform service delivery and practice policy.
The learning in the module will utilise the knowledge and understanding gained in the Computed Tomography module, which is a pre-requisite, and apply it to the student's own clinical practice. Evidence-based content will be delivered by Faculty experts with support from the technical and clinical fields.
Students will be encouraged to identify the evidence base and critique clinical practice and protocols. In the clinical workplace students will undertake clinical CT examinations of a wide range of anatomical regions/systems for a variety of clinical indications, gaining experience of advanced practice where applicable.
Tutorials will be used to facilitate peer learning and sharing of information by students. Case scenarios will facilitate group discussion and enhance the student`s confidence in debating and justifying imaging techniques.
Postgraduate provision in Medical Imaging at the University of Bradford has long been established and is known for its quality and success in supporting development of healthcare professionals in their diverse roles, with students coming from around the UK, and full time international students choosing to study here.
The modules are delivered by an experienced radiography team, clinical specialists and medical physicists, and a research informed curriculum ensures it is relevant to current and innovative practice.
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
What you will study
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 and assessment
Achievement of the learning outcomes will be demonstrated through the completion of a portfolio, to include reflective journal entries, work-based case studies, a presentation and a log of clinical experience as part of the learning process.
All assessments within a module must achieve 40% to pass.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits £528
- 20 credits £1,055
- 30 credits £1,584
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,285
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
It is designed to support healthcare practitioners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in medical imaging that are required of a professional who aspires to work at an advanced level of practice.