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Distance without attendance


2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


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.


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.


In 2011 the Department of Health identified that the development of advanced practitioners within allied health professional’s (AHP) could result in a significant contribution to high quality clinical care, organisational management, economic sustainability, productivity and all aspects of quality – patient safety, patient experience and the effectiveness of the care that patients receive.


This module is core for all students studying the PgC/PgD/MSc pathways. The aim of this module is to enable health care professionals to develop an understanding of the principles of image perception and decision making factors, awareness of error by investigating the ways in which decision making error occurs in diagnostic imaging relative to the common processes adopted in clinical practice. The implications for practice are considered from abnormality signalling through to written reporting, for integration within a modern healthcare system.

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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. Professional qualifications. Students must be registered to practice as a health practitioner in accordance with the professional requirements of their country.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London’s highest regarded and longest established universities, with a history going back over 140 years. It is located in the central London Borough of Southwark and is firmly rooted in the heritage and future of the city. The university works hard to foster firm ties with business organisations in both public and private sectors, building professional networks of academics and employees and...more

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