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Postgraduate breast imaging, diagnosis and care

Radiography students

Postgraduate breast imaging, diagnosis and care

Awarded by Kingston University

You will gain knowledge of screening and treating breast cancer. You will be equipped to meet the demands of diverse patients, and analyse the role of health promotion and interpersonal awareness. Kingston and St George’s offer a suite of courses in breast imaging, diagnosis and care; including foundation and postgraduate study.

Courses

Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • The inter-professional aspect of some modules results in a unique learning experience provided by the exchange of dialogue between a wide range of professionals such as diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, radiologists, breast physicians, nurses, surgeons and physicists
  • We provide a range of opportunities for diagnostic radiographers and other healthcare professionals working in the breast care diagnosis and care field, by offering modules that will help them progress to the level of advanced practitioner and consultant radiographer
  • A flexible and student-centred approach is a key feature
  • You can enrol on a single module to fulfil Continuous Professional Development (CPD) needs or opt for a final award of PgCert to acquire a set of skills specific to a particular role
  • Learning opportunities are greatly enhanced by collaboration with partners in the NHS

Employment prospects
  • These courses could help you advance your career as an advanced practitioner or consultant.
Student benefits
  • We use technology to enhance learning: web based materials supported by the virtual learning environment enable students to develop an investigative, independent and individualised approach to learning skills vital for an autonomous practitioner
  • Our e-induction pack provides a useful first reference point when commencing masters level education. It includes information about resources, the support available and key skills required to study a master’s programme. Using our interactive study skills guidance, you will also be able to test your own knowledge and develop additional skills to progress on the course
  • Peer support networks – students are encouraged to set up study groups and other learning networks
  • Personal tutors provide academic and personal support
  • A mentor will support and direct you when you are engaged in practice-based learning
  • We have a dedicated Student Support Officer to ensure student wellbeing; they are the first point of contact for students who have personal problems, need advice or are seeking information about University services.
Learning tools and facilities
  • You will learn key theoretical knowledge and how to apply your skills in a variety of clinical settings, through group discussions and seminar work as well as practical and role play sessions
  • To develop the essential practice-based and clinical skills, we use observational placement, demonstration, image interpretation and clinical assessments
  • Research-informed and research-led teaching is strongly embedded in our courses
  • You will benefit from our unique inter-professional learning experience, taking part in discussions between a wide range of professionals
  • Service users are involved through role plays, assessments (simulating patients) and delivering lectures, providing valuable opportunities for students to gain insight into patient/client perceptions of practice
Practice placements
  • For modules leading to competency, students must have access to practice in the United Kingdom (UK) in order to fulfil the assessment criteria
  • It is the responsibility of the student to secure such a work placement and appoint a suitable person who will act as a mentor to provide guidance in the practice
  • Students not based in the UK who are enrolled on the programme may, in exceptional circumstances, register for these modules and use their ‘home’ department for work-based learning and assessment
Approvals
  • The College of Radiographers accredits the following modules:
  • PgCert – Professional Practice in Mammography 1 & 2 (60 credits)
  • Practice Education and Mentorship (30 credits)
Partnerships
Responding to the needs of the NHS Breast Screening Programme, the courses are designed and delivered in a unique partnership between St George’s, University of London and two of the national Breast Education Centres:

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