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

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Institution code: 

One year part-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.


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 University is actively engaged with the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) process to gain SCoR approval for this course.

The modular approach will enable students to gain skills in performing CTC examinations, reporting of CTC examinations and mages 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.


Intake 2019-20 Service Development Module - W/B 2 November (virtual delivery) - students will need to re-enrol over the summer

Intake 2020-21:

May 2021 Intake 

  • Module 1: CTC Practice – Tuesday 4 May and Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Virtual Classroom (PCH) plus 3 consecutive days negotiated with the student 
  • Module 2: CTC Reporting – Tuesday 7 September and Wednesday 8 September 2021 at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) 
  • Module 3: CTC Service Development – Monday 17 January, Tuesday 18 January and Wednesday 19 January 2022 at University of Suffolk 

September 2021 Intake  

  • Module 1: CTC Practice – Monday 27 September and Tuesday 28 September 2021 at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) plus 3 consecutive days negotiated with the student 
  • Module 2: CTC Reporting – Monday 24 January and Tuesday 25 January 2022 at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) 
  • Module 3: CTC Service Development – Monday 9 May, Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May 2022 at University of Suffolk 

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


Part-time tuition fee: £915 per 20 credits (please contact the Infozone for further information).

Further Information

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 your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements


Associate Professor in Diagnostic Radiography

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.