Course details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date (usually)


Course length

40 hours


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

13 x 3 hour sessions

Tutorial dates/times

2 x 30 minutes

Module description

This module will explore concepts of paediatric imaging, including osteology of bone development and childhood pathologies. Image appearances of trauma and pathology, and an awareness of patient safety, especially on Neonatal Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care will be considered. Imaging techniques associated with imaging of children will be explored, with specific consideration of non accidental injury.

Critique of radiation safety and dose reduction strategies will allow an in-depth discussion of immobilisation and distraction techniques, in conjunction with radiobiological risk factors. To support the quality and effectiveness of care provided during the patient journey, consideration must also be given to national and local directives, guidance and legislation associated with the imaging of paediatric patients.

Our life-sized paediatric phantom is based on a 5-year-old child. It is created from a synthetic skeleton, and includes visualisation on x-ray of the kidneys, liver, mediastinum and main pulmonary vessels in the lungs. This phantom has typical fractures of trauma and abuse, to further improve observation skills of student radiographers.

Who this course is for

Practising radiographers who work with paediatrics within their role. You must hold a BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or DCR (Diploma of the College of Radiographers).

Structure, certificates and assessment

A case study of 4,000 words to include:


The module offers Radiographers with an interest in paediatrics an opportunity to obtain relevant information and skills required for their role.

There is currently a training need for paediatric radiography. It will encourage Radiographers to gain paediatric speciality which will have a positive impact on diagnosis and treatment of children.

Entry requirements

Practising radiographers who work with paediatrics within their role. Must hold a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or DCR.

Fees and funding

£900 per student per module.

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact details

Course: Claire Richards (Programme Leader) +44 (0)1332 593057
Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992
Admissions +44 (0)1332 591167