Professional practice in mammography 1

This is a core module in the MSc in Medical Imaging (Mammography) and runs concurrently with 'Professional practice in mammography 2 (PPM II)(RA7014). As it a requirement that both modules need to be undertaken the contract price indicated is for both modules.

The module introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills in mammography to enable them to develop professional clinical competencies. The module will also develop critical evaluation of the basic mammographic technique in the clinical environment.

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

Learning outcomes:  

  • Competently and safely perform routine mammographic examinations to the standard necessary to optimise diagnostic accuracy.
  • Critically evaluate mammographic technique and diagnostic quality of images and make recommendations to improve practice.
  • Make informed critical judgements with regard to the operation of the x-ray imaging equipment and local established mammographic quality control practices.
  • Make critically informed judgements on aspects of the quality of care delivered by different professional groups working in local breast care services from the perspective of the women requesting or requiring the service.
  • Review, reflect and report on the experiences of women who access breast care services and make recommendations as to an appropriate course of action to improve poor practice or to disseminate good practice.

Who is the module for:  

Radiographers (Diagnostic and Therapeutic) with a degree/diploma or equivalent in Radiography, with access to clinical practice in Mammography

Module code:   RA7013

Entry criteria:  

Registration as a Radiographer with the HCPC with a degree/diploma in Radiography (Diagnostic or Therapeutic). Students must have access to clinical practice in Mammography.

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

Assessment:   Essay, objective structured practical examination (OSPE) and reflective log book.

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

Pattern of Delivery:   Course length: 2 and 1/2 teaching days (as part of co-requisite module) over 1 week plus self-directed study

commencing 04.06.18; 14.01.19 and 03.06.19

Module dates*

  • Monday 13 January 2020
  • Monday 1 June 2020

*Dates may change

Fee:   £3750

Module leader:  


Please Email Postgraduate Radiography , Who will be happy to help you with any queries.

Professional practice in mammography 1