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PGCert Advanced Medical Imaging: Mammography Practice

PGCert Advanced Medical Imaging: Mammography Practice

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Medical Radiography Diagnostic Imaging Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The Fundamentals of Mammography Practice (FMP) and Advanced Techniques in Mammography Practice (ATMP) Modules form a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Medical Imaging.

You will:

  • be trained by multi-disciplinary educatiors in the mammography field
  • develop high level expertise in mammography technique
  • approach clinical practice in a way that is critically reflective and evidence based


Teaching is delivered via three blocks of attendance at the University of Salford, supported by independent learning. You are expected to develop skills in independent learning. Due to the highly specialist nature of this area of practice, we support you to develop a self-directed approach to your studies and develop the expertise within your clinical department.

Our team consists of a broad range of expert individuals and external professionals who hold honorary appointments with the University of Salford.

Additional support from expert clinical colleagues from supporting fields including; Pathologists, Oncologists, Breast Surgeons and Tissue Viability experts will provide you with a structured support mechanism throughout your training.


A clinical assessment will take place within the clinical placement centre that you are assigned to.


As a school, we work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


This programme starts in September and is part time over three semesters.

A clinical placement with access to a clinical caseload and the support of a clinical mentor will be required.


Mammography Practice
Fundamentals of Mammography Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students need to pay £1,720 per 30 credit module.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Part-time courses are not available for EU/international students.

Entry requirements

Students will hold a degree in BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography or other health care professional qualification, 2:1 or above. A clinical placement with access to a clinical caseload and the support of a clinical mentor will be required. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more