This blog is all about our superb post-grad provision for radiographers and other health professionals who use imaging as part of their role
What post-graduate programmes of study do we have at Salford?
We have 3 exciting courses: (1) Nuclear Medicine (where you can learn how to be a nuclear medicine practitioner); (2) Ultrasound Imaging (where you can learn how to use ultrasound effectively in a wide range of routine and complex applications) and (3) Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI), the focus of which is, well, perhaps less obvious!
On the AMI programme you can learn to study just about any of the specialties that radiographers are now engaged in, for example: fluoroscopy procedures and associated reporting such as barium swallows, CTCs, HSGs, arthrograms, proctograms; reporting in MSK CT head mammography; breast imaging including mammography, ultrasound and stereotactic interventional procedures. We are open to more suggestions – just let us know what your interests are.
What’s special about studying post graduate courses at Salford?
Whilst our programmes are designed to ensure you become competent within your chosen field our emphasis is not just on the technical aspect of your role. We help you to develop strong leadership skills to enable you to think and work like an Advanced Practitioner who will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to question, evaluate and change practice for the better.
Here Kay Hackett, now a lecturer at Bradford, reflects on her role development as an Advanced Practitioner in PICC line placement, the study for which was undertaken on the AMI programme at Salford.
We’ve also got fabulous facilities at Salford such as 3 ultrasound Medaphor simulators, 4 fully functioning ultrasound machines, a fully operational 16 slice Toshiba CT scanner, 2 digital x-ray rooms, an Anatomage digital anatomy table and an array of high quality film reading monitors.
For your clinical learning you must already be employed within a clinical imaging department, we are unfortunately unable to find placements for you.
Do you have to enroll on a full MSc – that’s a big commitment!
On the AMI and the Ultrasound programme you can take single modules or several modules, building up credits to lead to a post-graduate certificate or post-graduate diploma, whilst nuclear medicine students generally enroll on the full post-graduate diploma or Msc. It is possible to take the Hybrid Imaging module as a ‘stand alone’. This module can also be used as credit on the AMI programme. There are other modules which can be used across the three programmes. For more details contact the programme leaders whose details are below.
When you’ve obtained your diploma you can then come and join our world-leading Diagnostic Imaging Research Programme to work on your dissertation which will result in you obtaining an MSc. Then who knows what will follow after that – PhD or Professional Doctorate?
Like what you see? You’re not to late to apply for September!
How can you find out more?
The programme leaders are
- Nuclear Medicine: Andrew Tootell
- Ultrasound Imaging: Dr Gillian Crofts
- Advanced Medical Imaging: Dr Leslie Robinson
Flyers about the programmes can be found below and there is also more information on the university website for Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound Imaging and Advanced Medical Imaging