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.

Breast Imaging Practice (BIP)

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.

This 40 credit module is for radiographers who are choosing to work within breast care services and specialise in breast imaging.  The module's underpinning intention is to enable you to develop the skills required to work in the complex area of breast care services.  Being successful in this module enables you to gain the College of Radiographers named award for mammography.

The Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) module has clinical and academic components and aims for you to develop a thorough knowledge of the breast imaging service, breast anatomy and pathology.  The module will support you to master the competence and skill of positioning for mammography with the knowledge of adapting techniques in more complex and challenging patients. 

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.

As part of the 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 this module your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:-

  • A 2500 word written assignment
  • A defended clinical portfolio which includes:-
    • A requirement to complete a minimum of 250 mammograms before you can take a final appraisal of your last 50 images. This is so that you will have had enough exposure to mammograms to learn the different techniques required to meet the challenges of the different body shapes and sizes of women attending for mammography
    • Series of QC activities
    • 1000 word reflective summary of clinical portfolio

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/Breast Imaging Practice 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. 

Final examination dates to be confirmed

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2020 INTAKE IS 1 DECEMBER 2019

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 Post Graduate Award in Mammography/Breast Imaging Practice prior to applying to undertake this module.

XBIB provides 20 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

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2020 INTAKE IS 1 DECEMBER 2019