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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging

Course type


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.


This programme will assist in developing your career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas.


This module facilitates clinical mammography training. In combination with Mammography Practice it fulfils the requirements for the College of Radiographers Postgraduate Award in Mammography (for UK based Practitioners only). This module is suitable for Practitioners working within the National Health Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP), symptomatic clinics and the private sector. Assessment method: 3000 word written assignment, 100% weighting.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students 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.

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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