Diagnostic Imaging-A

Designed to train a new generation of leaders in the field, our MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme will give you new insight into current and best practice – and train you to create real and meaningful change. You'll develop advanced critical thinking skills, synthesise evidence from a range of research and other sources and build on industry knowledge and clinical experience to inform professional discussion and debate.

As a part of GCU's thriving and diverse academic community, you'll not only prepare for a successful career but use what you learn to advance the field and contribute to the common good.

You can choose between studying the broad-based MSc Diagnostic Imaging programme or an optional pathway specific to your area of practice.

Optional pathways
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Increase your understanding of MRI theory and practice with this professional development opportunity, which includes supervised placements.

Medical Ultrasound: Use state-of-the-art simulation facilities and sonographic equipment to gain new insight into the clinical applications of medical ultrasound. You'll rehearse practical scanning skills and get valuable feedback from experts in the field.

Computed Tomography: Increase your understanding of the theory and practice of CT with this development opportunity, which includes supervised placement.

International students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students International: £14600/Per Year

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements
Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Diagnostic Radiography or Imaging with practice experience Alternatively an unclassified degree in Diagnostic Radiography or Imaging with over 2 years' practice experience may be considered. Where a pathway is chosen, applicants must have some experience of working in that field.

English language
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with no element below 6, and reading and listening at 6.5.

Medical Imaging---B

Medical Imaging is an essential component of modern medicine and plays a key role in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease. This course is designed for recent graduates preparing for a career in medical imaging, medical students wishing to intercalate, healthcare professionals working as radiographers, sonographers, medical physicists, technologists and medics. Our Medical Imaging MSc covers:

•  the basic physics involved in the different imaging techniques
•  image formation, pattern recognition and applications in the field of radiology
•  current issues in a modern radiology department

Whilst not a clinical skills course, the teaching of technical aspects of imaging techniques is firmly grounded in their clinical usage many of our lecturers are at the forefront of research in their field and bring insights from emerging imaging techniques.

Medical Imaging MSc online webinar event
View the latest recording of our June 2019 online webinar which provides prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about our medical imaging course, specific module content, and the academic staff who will be involved in your teaching.

Webinar Recording:
Our webinar will give you the opportunity to learn more about our newly refreshed and innovative medical imaging course; the core module content; all about our optional modules that aim to support different career paths; and will feature the academic staff who will be involved in your teaching.

Modules covered
•  Core Skills In Medical Imaging
•  Magnetic Resonance Imaging
•  Radionuclide Imaging
•  X-ray Computed Tomography
•  Principles for Medical Imaging Interpretation
•  Research Project

•  Medical imaging courses to suit your own learning needs. If your ambition is to further develop your knowledge about the theoretic principles underpinning the different modalities you use in a clinical setting, our postgraduate certificate or diploma may suit you. If you are particularly keen to develop a career in academia and research, our master's course is the ideal stepping stone to commencing a PhD

•  You may transfer from your original programme to another one, provided that you do this before you have completed the programme and before an award has been made. Part-time study is also an option.

•  For medical students, our intercalated MSc course provides a solid grounding in the physics involved in different imaging techniques and will enhance your imaging knowledge in preparation for your career in medicine. Intercalation on our MSc course will also provide you with advanced learning which develops the essential knowledge and research experience that will be particularly useful if you are keen to pursue a career in radiology.

Design your own pathway to suit your personal interests and professional ambitions. You will choose a combination of modules that builds a bespoke qualification through a mixture of compulsory, core and optional modules to suit your needs.

Through the course you'll become familiar with a range of medical imaging techniques. By the end of it you should be able to:
•  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physical and mathematical aspects of image formation of a range of medical imaging techniques;
•  Describe how image formation occurs and how contrast is produced for several imaging techniques in relation to the anatomical and physiological properties of tissue;
•  Understand the health and safety considerations for selected imaging techniques;
•  Demonstrate an understanding of a range of clinical and other applications of medical imaging, and be able to critically appraise their potential benefits and drawbacks;
•  Demonstrate enhancement of their professional skills in communication, problem-solving, learning effectively and quickly, and effective self-management;
•  Apply common and where relevant specialist information technology in literature searching, analysis and display of data;
•  Produce written work, conveying technical information appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience in English
•  Critically evaluate relevant published work, demonstrating an understanding of the underpinning principles of statistics, project design and data analysis;
•  Develop research questions, and undertake research directly or indirectly related to the discipline of Medical Imaging part of which includes the development of a research question/hypothesis, critical review, the choosing and application of an appropriate investigative method, presentation of results and finally a critical discussion of the findings with a conclusion.

As an MSc student, you'll undertake a research project in the field of medical imaging. New research topics are available each year and typically include projects in MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray and their clinical application. You'll be asked to state your preferred research project. Before projects are allocated, you are encouraged to meet potential supervisors and discuss the research work.

Compulsory modules
•  Research Methods 15 credits
•  Research Project 60 credits
•  Core Skills in Medical Imaging 15 credits

Optional modules
•  Magnetic Resonance Imaging
•  Ultrasound Imaging
•  Radionuclide Imaging
•  Medical X-ray Imaging
•  X-ray Computed Tomography
•  Forensic Imaging
•  Paediatric Radiography
•  Principles for Medical Imaging Interpretation
•  Computer Programming with MATLAB
•  Medical Signal and Image Processing with MATLAB
•  Professional Issues

Entry Requirements
A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a biological/physical science, radiography, medicine or dentistry equivalent

English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component for other English qualifications,