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Radiography: Breast Evaluation PgCert

Radiography: Breast Evaluation PgCert

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Radiography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

Breast cancer care, diagnosis and treatment exist in a changing professional environment that requires practitioners to continually update and review clinical practice. If you are a registered healthcare practitioner working in the field of breast evaluation, this course is relevant to you.

This interprofessional programme enables participants to gain competence in the multi-skilled practice of breast evaluation. Shared learning for different healthcare disciplines is facilitated through a range of modules provided by collaborative partners at the Jarvis National Breast Screening Training Centre, Guildford, and at the South West London National Breast Screening Training Centre at St George's. By developing your multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, care and management of breast disease, this programme enables the enhancement of service provision to the client requesting or requiring breast evaluation.

You may be granted credits for your previous academic and professional qualification through Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) scheme. An independent work-based learning module enables you to study around your individual CPD and workplace needs.

What you will study

You will study modules relating to breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care, research methods and ethics as well as independent work-based learning topics to meet your personal and clinical needs. Some of the modules are developed in partnership with the Jarvis and St George's Breast Screening Centres.

After you graduate
Graduate destinations

Advanced practitioner
Consultancy
Researcher
PhD

Modules

This module is designed around an attendance of one week to provide the foundation for understanding and relating all of the key processes involved in breast diagnosis. This is then followed by 6 months of learning in a professional environment within healthcare. The module is designed to provide the academic and clinical components to enable students to fulfil their role in reviewing current application and uses of ultrasound to detect and evaluate breast abnormalities and then to interpret and report on findings. It will facilitate the participants' decision making skills based on a broad appreciation of the equipment available and scanning techniques that underpin the diagnosis of breast abnormalities. The module also focuses on the necessary physical processes underlying safe ultrasound practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

30 Credit Module Price: £1,800; The mentioned fee is for 2021-2022. There may be slightly increase in 2022-2023.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This programme is only available to home students.

Entry requirements

Students should be a registered clinician in a relevant healthcare field; At least two years' full-time clinical experience; Evidence of the academic potential needed to study at postgraduate level, either at a personal interview or through professional references and examples of previous academic work. You must also have mentoring support from appropriate personnel at your workplace for those modules with a clinical element. Students who are undertaking modules that incorporate a clinical component conducted within a UK NHS trust need to be registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more

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