Radiographic Image Analysis of the Appendicular Skeleton - Level 7 - 7RD518

About this module

The aim of the module is to enable health professionals from various disciplines to develop and enhance their practice in the analysis of radiographic images of the appendicular skeleton.

A systematic approach to the analysis of images will be emphasised throughout the module and you will develop skills in describing radiographic appearances and making diagnostic judgements in line with your own professional requirements.

  • Skeletal anatomy and physiology, Principles of skeletal injury and mechanism of injury, injury patterns and post-traumatic sequelae in the upper limb including shoulder girdle, the lower limb, including the hip and paediatric patients.
  • Understanding of associated normal variants. Benign and malignant neoplasm's, Arthritides, metabolic and endocrine disorders including common pitfalls of diagnosis.
  • Patient assessment and history taking including records and record keeping,
  • The role of Radiation Protection and IRMER.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: Module code: 7RD518

Start dates are usually: September 

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Correlate clinical manifestations to radiographic appearances and pathophysiological processes.
  2. Assimilate information and formulate clinical opinion through diagnostic reasoning and interpretation of radiographic appearances.


Fees and finance


You may find that you are eligible for funding through the Learning Beyond Registration scheme (LBR).

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study for this course via on campus and online learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703