Postgraduate Taught

MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, the MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging pathway aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and practical skills that underpin advanced MRI/CT practice. It is delivered online and available both full-time and part-time.

There are learning opportunities in areas such as principles of MRI/CT, MRI/CT in practice, workplace clinical competencies, as well as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies.

Why QMU?

  • Educationally and practice relevant postgraduate framework: This award will enable those working in the field of Medical Imaging to develop their knowledge and skills and advance their practice.
  • Flexible study options: The course offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time or workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning. Single module study is also available.
  • Multi-professional learning and cross institutional input: Based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning and housed in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography, the Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.
  • Make a difference to people’s lives: Framework modules will allow you develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to the health of our nation and beyond.
  • Theoretical and practically focused: Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against the background of current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those registered practitioners working in the field of medical imaging who want to advance their practice.

More about MSc/PgDip Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging and what you will achieve

This course will allow learners to advance their practice in their chosen field. The learner-centred approach enables individuals to tailor their learning to their interest, requirements and aspirations.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits)/PgDip (120 credits)

Structure

You can opt to study for the full MSc or a PgDip. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

Teaching, learning and assessment

All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance. Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master’s level study.

There are a variety of assessment methods including critical and reflective courseworks, ePortfolios, presentations and practice based assessments.

Teaching hours and attendance

No on-campus attendance is required at QMU and course material is delivered entirely online. Each 20-credit module will equate with approximately 200 hours of study, which will include regular online contact and independent experiential learning.

Modules

  • Advanced Competencies I & II (20/40 credits)*:These modules enable you to attain pre-agreed workplace competencies and to critically evaluate the evidence base underpinning the selected area of work.
  • MRI/CT in Practice (20 credits)*:This module will enable learners working with MRI or CT to develop a critical understanding of protocol selection and development as well as facilitating the evolution of skills and techniques regarding MRI or CT.
  • Principles of MRI/CT (20 credits)*:This module will allow learners working with MRI or CT to develop a more in-depth understanding of the theoretical applications of MRI or CT.
  • Enquiry-based Practice (20 credits):This module will provide you with an understanding of research principles, methodologies and analysis.
  • Fundamentals of Advancing Practice (20 credits):This module will provide you with critical knowledge and understanding of advanced practice.

For the MSc, you will also complete a Dissertation (60 credits).

*These modules require individuals to be working in the specific area and/or have access to an appropriate workplace setting (paid or voluntary).

The modules listed are correct at time of posting (October 2022) but are subject to change. In the event that modules are changed, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Single module study

Available. Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Simon Holmes for further information.

Placements

There are no placements on this course.

Careers

This course will provide learners with enhanced career progression opportunities in leadership roles or within their specialist field of practice.

Class sizes

You will join a community of online learners.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in medical imaging.

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable workplace setting along with the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

For applicants thinking of studying full-time we strongly recommend you contact the Pathway Lead for an initial discussion.

Professional registration

Framework awards do not lead to UK registration with the HCPC or the right to practice within the UK, but aim to foster an intellectual approach to personal and professional development.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Contact Simon Holmes or contact Admissions

Fees

Select fees for 2023/24 and look under the online learning tab

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2023/24 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

Teaching staff is subject to change.

Course Overview

Delivery
Online
Duration
1 year full-time OR 5 years part-time
Start Date
September 2023
Start Date
January 2024
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Health Sciences
Division
Fees & Funding

A Student Story

Ross Carrie - PgCert Medical Imaging “I’ve always been keen to develop my own clinical skills, obtain a formal postgraduate qualification and lead by example. I was delighted when QMU developed these MRI modules as there was previously no institution in Scotland offering such postgraduate academic opportunities." Read my story

Student Stories and Staff