Designed to meet the requirements of people currently practising within the field, this programme aims to further develop you as an autonomous, critically aware and reflective MRI practitioner. MRI is a fast-changing field, and this programme will enable you to respond to that change in a positive way, and to demonstrate your commitment to your continued professional development.
Another important aim of this course is to encourage research and development of the imaging profession. In your Major Project you will have the opportunity to carry out a significant piece of research and to make a genuine contribution to MRI practice. Course content will develop your understanding of scientific principles and enhance your knowledge and skills in routine clinical applications and advanced practice. By the time you graduate, you will be able not only to critically evaluate MRI images, but also to evaluate the emotional impact of the examination upon the patient.
Radiography is currently undergoing rapid change brought about by new scientific and medical advances and the political climate. It is vital that radiographers react positively to these changes and are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for higher level study.
The philosophy of our MSc Magnetic Resonance Imaging programme is to promote continued professional development by giving radiographers the opportunity to expand their expertise in MRI. Our programme of study provides a high quality and flexible approach, which permits radiographers to react to the diverse range of issues relating to modern practice.
This distance learning module provides a comprehensive knowledge to the physical principles that underpin the safe use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This module introduces the student to both basic and then advanced scientific concepts. The student will also be introduced to aspects of general anatomy, physiology and pathology as they relate to Magnetic Resonance images. The module will expect students to relate the underlying physical principles of MRI to its use in clinical practice, particularly in terms of the development, adaptation and modification of scanning protocols.
This distance learning module is designed to examine the theory and practice of clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The module is underpinned by the clinical experience of the student requiring an average of eighteen hours per week scanning in a suitable MRI unit. Experiential learning of the student is essential to the satisfactory completion of this module and this requirement arises from the rapid evolution of the speciality. Students will be expected to analyse, discuss and evaluate their own practice, specifically relating to protocols, patient management and technique in a broad range of examination areas. It is expected that the student will assess current protocols, suggesting and justifying possible modifications. Students will be required to draw upon knowledge gained from the Applied Science of Magnetic Resonance Imaging module and apply this to their clinical practice.
This distance learning module is designed to provide students with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within the broadened arena which compromises of Health and Social Care, professional practice, regulation and policy. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice. The module will prepare the students and provide a framework within which to select, evaluate and justify the research methods chosen by students for their research project. Learning will usually be with a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study, thus providing a community of collaborative learning well suited to interdisciplinary exploration.
The aim of this module is to advance the student?s decision-making skills through critical reflection particularly in the area of advanced MRI practice. The demands of modern healthcare requires the development of roles for confident autonomous practitioners, who possess the knowledge and skills to implement complex decisions in a rapidly changing environment and to play key roles in service development. This is particularly important in advanced practice and students will be encouraged to focus on new or advanced areas of practice and consider issues such as ethics, legislation and quality assurance.They will need to be able to utilise practical decision making skills within an area of advanced practice and to develop strategies to facilitate the implementation of the outcomes of the decision making process, either as an individual or within a team/organisation. The students will contextualise these skills to their own area of expertise.
This module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Masters Stage Dissertation presented in a form equivalent to a maximum of 25,000 words.
Assessment is via worksheets, essays, a portfolio of evidence, critical reports, and online collaborative exercises.
Unique Open Distance Learning delivery by a team with long standing experience of supporting postgraduate distance learners. Course delivered and supported by world experts in the field of MRI.
Studying MRI to Masters level allows career progression in clinical, research, management and academic pathways.
The programme aims to produce experts in MRI who are advanced practitioners who can work autonomously to a high level.
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A good relevant first degree such as BSc (Hons) Radiography, or other professional radiographic qualifications plus experiential learning. Candidates who can provide the appropriate evidence will qualify for APL/APEL. For the clinical applications modules, students are required to spend an average of at least 18 hours per week, scanning in an appropriate placement, for the duration of the course. Non-Academic Conditions: CRB Checks required. Students who have not previously been taught and assessed in English require an IELTS score of 7 before the course starts
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