On the PG Certificate you will study modules totalling 60 credits.
There are two compulsory modules: Professional Issues in Diagnostic Imaging and either Science and Technology of Ultrasound or Science and Technology of Mammography. In addition to these modules, you can tailor your studies to your own professional needs and interests by selecting from a range of optional clinical modules.
Clinical modules include:
- Obstetric Ultrasound
- Gynaecological Ultrasound
- General Medical Ultrasound
- Mammography Technique
- Negotiated Imaging Practice
- Focused Negotiated Imaging Practice
- Image Guided Interventional Procedures
- Interpreting and Reporting of Diagnostic Images
Breast Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal ULtrasound or Vascular Ultrasound may be available to be studied via the Negotiated Imaging Practice module. Alternative areas of clinical practice may be agreed by negotiation.
Clinical modules require you to obtain a clinical placement and to undertake 300 hours of clinical practice for a 30 credit module and 150 clinical hours for a 15 credit module in addition to the taught content. Each 30 credit module requires 8-10 days attendance at the University (3-5 days for 15 credits). This is in addition to the independent learning.
There is also a number of self-directed learning modules available:
- Diagnostic Imaging Evidence Review
- Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Project
- Utilising CPD to Enhance Practice
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
<p><a href="http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202021&P=PGC-DI-16PT">For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Diagnostic Imaging PGCert in the course catalogue</a></p>
Learning and teaching
Teaching is through lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and seminars. You’ll learn through group work and discussion, individual exercises and practice.
You’ll be able to use University facilities for independent study, such as computing facilities and the Health Sciences library, with its extensive collection of online journals.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including essays, case reports, technical reports and unseen examinations.
The assessment of your competence to practice takes place via an observed clinical session or by portfolio, depending on the module. Formative assessment will provide support and feedback on your progress and confirm readiness for summative assessment.
Your results for every module contribute to your final degree classification.