London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This programme is the option for students to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in an area of practice through the use of work'based learning e.g. breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy procedures; the programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills; however, it also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services.

Course Modules

Year 1: mammography theory; mammography practice. Plus one optional module Year 2: mammography image interpretation (double credits); clinical breast examination and communication. Year 3: dissertation. Students may select from other units available in the scheme to identify a route to award, e.g.: specialist skills development: work'based learning; leadership skills for allied health professionals; an introduction to counselling skills for health care professionals; teaching and learning in practice settings; intravenous administration of pharmaceutical substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes; research in health and social care; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Registration with an appropriate regulatory body; plus possession of a recognised appropriate professional qualification e.g. BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography; plus access to a Breast Imaging Department providing appropriate clinical experience; plus evidence of departmental support. This must be confirmed at the time of application and should include identification of an appropriate clinical department.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
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