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Current Topics in Medical Imaging

Duration: 6 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Not suitable for international students
Start date: View attendance dates
Faculty of Health Studies


This module is designed to be of particular interest to diagnostic radiographers who are currently working in the area of medical imaging and who wish to enhance their knowledge so as to contribute to improve medical imaging services.

It is designed to support healthcare professionals develop their knowledge, understanding and apply research informed learning to international health communities to inform health service practice and delivery. 

Students will use a learning opportunity undertaken at conference, short course, study day or distance learning course , to focus on a topic that is currently relevant to clinical medical imaging practice.

The student may choose to review and evaluate an aspect of current practice, explore and report on a recent change in practice, or develop and reflect on new clinical skills or services. The role of medical imaging in the patient pathway may also be considered and this should be reflected in the content of the short course. Relevant published research and literary evidence will be critically appraised to determine the likely impact of developments on clinical practice.

The role of higher education within the UK is not only to develop the learning and critical thinking skills of students but to provide students such as yourself with the opportunity to study for an award which will support your current and future career prospects within a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.

When does the module take place?

This module has two intakes per year, in January and September. Contact time for the module is three half days. It is one of the module options on the MSc Medical Imaging award and a core module on the MSc Medical Imaging: International award.

Why Bradford?

Postgraduate provision in Medical Imaging at the University of Bradford has long been established and is known for its quality and success in supporting development of healthcare professionals in their diverse roles, with students coming from around the UK, and full time international students choosing to study here.

The modules are delivered by an experienced radiography team, and a research informed curriculum ensures it is relevant to current and innovative practice.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • Be in possession of a first degree or an appropriate professional qualification in radiography or related subject
  • Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of development

In addition, for work-based modules you must:

  • Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables you to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the HCPC or NMC or other health care regulator
  • Have managerial support for your studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support your studies

Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience.

English language requirements:

International students whose first language is not English must achieve an IELTS score of at least band 6.5 with no subtests less than 5.5.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

See the module timetable here.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

There are two assessments for this module: both must achieve a mark of 40% to pass the module. A reflective piece looks at how new knowledge can inform your practice. A critical evaluation looks at imaging technology, practices, protocols or intervention: you can choose to undertake an oral presentation or an assignment for this assessment.

Career support and prospects

Career support

This module supports students to develop knowledge, critical reflection and research skills that developing practitioners and academics will use in their careers in medical imaging


Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)


  • Home/EU: £1,545 (standard 30 credit module fee)

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:

Return completed forms to the FoHS recruitment team via email.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.