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Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Advanced Practice and Reporting in Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) *

Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich
Duration: 

One year part-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.

* Subject to validation

Introduction

This Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Advanced Practice and Reporting Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) course will allow students to develop the knowledge and expertise to advanced practitioner level in CTC.

The modular approach will enable students to gain skills in performing CTC examinations, reporting of CTC examinations and images and developing a service in CTC.

The course will include underpinning knowledge of large bowel anatomy, pathology and physiology as well as the practical performance of CTC and producing a report.

The course is ideally suited to those about to or who are currently undertaking CTC Colonography examinations in their Trust hospital. It is a flexible course allowing for stand-alone modules to be taken or completion of all the three 20 credit modules to obtain the full PgC.

The course will be jointly run by the University of Suffolk and Peterborough City Hospital.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

CT Colonography Practice 20 credits (Mandatory)

This module is designed to provide the student with the skills and under pinning knowledge to conduct high quality CT Colonography examinations in the clinical setting.

CT Colonography Reporting 20 credits (Mandatory)

This module follows on from the CT Colonography practice module and is designed for students who wish to progress to independent reporting of CT Colonography examinations. The module will provide the legal context for practitioner reporting, together with the practical skills of reporting techniques and findings interpretation.

CT Colonography service development 20 credits (Mandatory)

This module is designed for students wishing to develop their leadership skills in the development of a CTC service. The module will cover aspects of service design, standard setting, inter-professional working and audit. It is anticipated that students will be able to implement the results of their assessment activities into their own departments.

Career opportunities

After completing this course, graduates can progress in to advanced practice, reporting and/or service management roles in CT Colonography, within a Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Fees and finance

Further Information

  • Also see Postgraduate Study within Student Finance
  • At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic radiography or equivalent
  • CT experience or GI related Fluoroscopy experience (at least 1 year)
  • Existing reporting qualification would also be beneficial but not essential
  • A reference from the clinical department
  • Confirmation and agreement from a radiologist who is willing to act as a mentor for the reporting elements of the course.
International Requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Tier 4 international students are not able to register on this course however we welcome interest from international students not wishing to apply for Tier 4.

 

Also see International and EU.

Facilities and Resources

The course will be held at Peterborough City Hospital. It will utilise The Trust’s CT scanning suite for practical sessions as well as the Trusts education centre for all theoretical sessions.

Students will be enrolled as students at the University of Suffolk and have access to all online material via Learn (Blackboard). The students will also have access to all student facilities and resources at the University.