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Course details

Study options

Part-time: 1 year

UK/EU fee

£900 per 20 credits* (2020/21)

Course level



PG Cert

Start dates

January, September


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

This innovative programme of study incorporates keynote lectures, peer led seminars and assessments with real-world application.

This programme provides the educational structure to gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake an independent reporting role. The programme works together with the workplace to develop your independent reporting skills.

This programme is unique in that it incorporates all four pillars of advanced practice (Expert Clinical Practice, Education, Research and Leadership and management) into the module and assessment content. Therefore providing a solid foundation for students to build upon in order to fulfil the requirements of an advanced practice role. 

What you will study

You may choose between Appendicular, Axial or Chest reporting

You will study one core common module titled ‘Fundamental Principles of Image Reporting’, topics will include


You will also study a 40 credit module specific to your area of reporting, these modules have several common features (the assessment methods are the same) however your lecturer and module focus will be specific to your area of reporting i.e. appendicular skeleton

Topics will include


This module will conclude with submission of your portfolio and an OSE exam in July.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Postgraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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How you will learn

You will attend the university on a ‘Block release’ basis for three days at a time. Activities to enhance your learning will be posted onto the virtual learning environment (Blackboard). Teaching sessions will include keynote lectures, image viewing and report writing session and peer led seminars. The opportunity to practice and receive feedback on your teaching and leadership skills will also be integrated into the timetable. 

 How you're assessed

You will be assessed using a range of methods that are appropriate to meet the learning outcomes of this programme, your professional and advanced practice requirements and appropriate for level 7 education.

Methods include, but are not limited to: 

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants must:

Consideration will also be given to candidates who present with appropriate professional level diploma qualifications and relevant post-registration experience.

You must also:

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)



£900 per 20 credits*




*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

How to apply


This programme supports the development of the expert clinical practice required to undertake the role of an independent reporter.

The programme also provides a foundation for you to go on to fulfil an Advanced Practice or even a Consultant Practice role.

Contact us

Course: Jane Gooch (Programme leader) E: Tel: +44 (0)1332 591445

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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Additional information about your studies

Download programme specification

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.