Post Graduate Modules

Our post graduate modules are delivered in collaboration with Birmingham City University and are linked within  the MSc in Radiography career framework.

Post Graduate Award in Mammography

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants will be qualified radiographers who hold either DCR or BSc qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or Radiotherapy.   UK applicants should be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer. Overseas will need to provide evidence of qualification in radiography.

The Theory of Breast Disease Diagnosis (TBDD) and Mammography Practice (MP) are modules for those wishing to train to undertake the role of mammographer in the areas of breast screening and diagnosis.

Students must study TBDD and MP modules concurrently in order to apply for the College of Radiographers Post Graduate Award in Mammography Practice.

You will attend a 3 day theory week followed by a further 2 days approximately 4 months later.  This will take place at NIBEC. The course will deliver lectures and workshops for both TBDD and MP.

As part of the MP module you will attend a practical training week, the date of which will be arranged when your application has been accepted.  You will receive one to one training from an assigned trainer.  This is an intensive clinical training course where practical skills and practice learning which will be supported through observation and hands on experience.  This will take place at the Nottingham Breast Institute.

For the MP module your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:-

  • A clinical portfolio
  • A 3000 word assignment

For TBDD you are expected to carry out a 500 work annotated bibliography.  You will also present a 3000 word essay the title of which will be issued during the theory week.

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

Breast Image Interpretation & Reporting (BIIR)

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This module provides the opportunity for radiographers who are qualified in mammography to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and interpret mammographic images in the screening, new referral and post-operative follow-up situations in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Applicants should have completed the Post Graduate Award in Mammography prior to applying to undertake this module. The module can be studied as a stand-alone module for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development, or as part of a recognised award within the Masters in Radiography Programme. 

You will attend a three day theory course at NIBEC. Students will have a departmental mentor throughout their training with whom they should work to develop their Breast Image Interpretation and Reporting technique. Academic support is available through a tutorial, as well as online telephone support. 

Please note - final examinations will be scheduled for two weeks either in October or November.

Assessment for the BIIR module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • Clinical portfolio
  • An IMPROVES assessment
  • Presentation of three cases

The assessments will take place at NIBEC.

This module will enable individuals to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them to being part of a multidisciplinary team.

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

X Ray Guided Breast Interventional Biopsy (XBIB)

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS

This module provides the opportunity for radiographers in mammography to develop the skills to perform X Ray Guided Breast Interventional Biopsy under x-ray guidance, in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Applicants should have completed modules in Breast Imaging Practice (40 credits) prior to applying to undertake this module.

XBIB provides 20 credits at level 7 and forms part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Breast Interventional Technique (60 credits at level 7).

You will attend a two day theory course at NIBEC. Students will have a mentor throughout their clinical training with whom they should work to develop their practice in mammography and patient care. Students will be allocated a clinical trainer based at NIBEC, who will provide support to both the student and mentor.  Academic support is available through tutorials either in person, online or via the phone; this is done by appointment.

Assessment for the XBIB module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • A defended poster (30 minute presentation)
  • A clinical portolio
  • A VIVA style assessment

The written component and VIVA style assessment will take place at NIBEC and you will complete both parts of the assessment during a single visit.

This module will enable the individual to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them as a multidisciplinary team member.

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk