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Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Radiographic Reporting of the Chest and Abdomen

Institution code: 

One year part-time.

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.


This course will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge by which you can develop and evidence competence in formulating clinical radiographic reports of the chest and abdomen.

You will learn a systematic approach to radiographic image interpretation, including normal appearances and abnormal appearances of chest and abdomen radiographs across a wide range of pathologies. Importantly, the role of chest and abdomen radiographs will be discussed in relation to alternative imaging modalities, principally computerised tomography.

You will also explore disease processes and trauma affecting the chest and abdomen and develop clinical assessment competencies to underpin the appropriate clinical decision making.


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.

Radiographic reporting of the chest (30 credits)
Radiographic reporting of the abdomen (30 credits)

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the course you will be competent to construct clear and concise medical image reports in line with local protocols. This will also help evidence your role as an advanced clinical practitioner in relation to Health Education England’s framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (2017).

Fees and finance

This course is funded by the Department of Health.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

Candidates will need to offer:

  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic radiography or equivalent
  • Some experience of radiographic reporting or commenting
  • A reference from the clinical department
  • Confirmation and agreement from a radiologist who is will act as a mentor for the practice and reporting elements of the course.

Candidates will need to be in post, employed as a radiographer within the Trust. 

Candidates will be required to sign an honorary contract with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.


Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

Facilities and Resources

This course will be delivered at the Norwich Radiology Academy. This is a facility designed specifically to teach radiology and offers access to a picture archiving and communications system linked to image reporting workstations.