Professional Practice in Mammography 2


Professional Practice in Mammography 2

This is a core module in the MSc in Medical Imaging (Mammography) and runs concurrently with Professional practice in mammography 1.

This module further develops the knowledge and skills obtained from Professional Practice in Mammography 1 module and introduces additional mammographic assessment technique and associated breast pathologies. The module will also develop the student’s role as a mentor enabling educational support to junior colleagues.

Core factual material is provided via the keynote lectures during attendance of the identified academic week.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Competently and safely perform additional and advanced mammographic examinations undertaken for clients with a range of different physical, medical and other special-needs, to the standard necessary to optimise diagnostic accuracy.
  2. Critically evaluate additional advanced mammographic technique and diagnostic quality of images and make recommendations to improve practice.
  3. Make informed critical judgements with regard to the operation of the x-ray imaging equipment used within assessment clinics.
  4. Recognise and evaluate common breast pathology and the potential need for further assessment.
  5. Appraise the knowledge, understanding and communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by different professionals delivering the service and where appropriate, compare and contrast these with their own ability to communicate effectively in the workplace with women and professional colleagues.
  6. Provide and appraise your ongoing relationship with your workplace mentor (clinical supervisor). Integrate what you have learnt from this relationship and evaluate how you are able to use these skills with an identified episode where you are required to mentor or supervise a colleague.

Who is the module for? Radiographers with at least two years’ full-time clinical experience and a degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography.

Module code: RA7014

Entry criteria:

  • Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography for Medical Imaging pathway or a professional healthcare qualification for the Breast Evaluation pathway
  • Ideally minimum two years’ full-time clinical experience but applicants with less clinical can be considered
  • Access to clinical practice and processes is required
  • Confirmation of mentoring support from appropriate personnel at the workplace for those modules that contain a clinical element
  • This module must be taken together with the postgraduate module Professional Practice in Mammography I

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7

Assessment: Objective structured practical examination (OSPE), assessment of clinical competence and reflective essay.

Location: The Rose Centre, St George’s Hospital, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE

Pattern of Delivery: 2 and 1/2 days (as part of co-requisite module Professional Practice in Mammography 1, RA7013) over 1 week plus self-directed study

Module dates:*

*Dates may change

Fee: £3,200 (this fee includes the Professional Practice in Mammography 1 module fee which is taken with Professional Practice in Mammography 2)

Programme: This module is part of Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Medical Imaging (Mammography) PgCert/PgDip/MSc