Health & Social Care
PgCert Forensic Radiography
- Blended study or distance learning
- 1 year
- Enrolment date: September for distance learning, October for blended
- Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
Are you a radiographer and want to learn about forensic imaging practice relevant to your department? Do you want to improve your forensic knowledge and skills when undertaking forensic examinations such as non-accidental Injury skeletal surveys? Then we have just the course for you.
- enables you to develop a critical understanding of the medico-legal aspects of forensic imaging practice
- extends your knowledge and skills to a specialist level in forensic imaging practice relevant to your own area of practice
- enables you to develop a critical understanding of the role of forensic imaging within the clinical environment.
What you study
Two modules ensure that you are fit for practice within the scope of forensic practice relevant to the needs of a clinical radiology department. The first is Medico-Legal Issues in Forensic Imaging Practice (Sept - Jan) and the second is Principles of Forensic Imaging (Jan - June). All sessions are facilitated by recognised specialists in the field of forensics, demonstrating the multi-disciplinary nature of forensic practice.
How you learn
You can choose a distance learning or blended approach.
For the blended approach, you attend the University at the beginning of each module - four days in October and five days in January. Lectures, seminars, small group work, tutorials, court room experience, and dental practicals help you critically relate theory to practice. You are supported online with directed study via the virtual learning environment, e-learning@tees.
With our distance learning approach you never need to attend the university. Our virtual learning environment, e-learning@tees and other online tools facilitate your learning. We understand that distance learning can be daunting and sometimes lonely so we have made sure the course:
- is structured and highly interactive
- gives you access to recognised specialists in forensic practice
- gives you the tools to socialise with your peers.
Such tools used include podcasts, webinars, seminars, recommended readings, interactive exercises, virtual workspace, quizzes, Skype, small group work and tutorials. There are approximately five webinars per module that are synchronous sessions where all students are online at the same time (on an evening). You can study the rest of the materials at a time suitable for you. A three-week induction starting mid-September prepares you for the course.
The distance learning approach is available to UK and International radiographers and provides you with a global perspective on aspects of forensic imaging practice as well as broadening your intercultural awareness and understanding. You critique papers from around the world on virtual autopsy, and heighten your awareness of the diverse cultural issues in relation to death and how the deceased are dealt with. You learn from various incidents across the globe that have contributed to how identification of the deceased is achieved today.
You need to have prolonged access to a recent multi-media computer (PC or Mac) with internet broadband connection and suitable internet browser, Skype account (free), webcam and headset and microphone.
How you are assessed
Assessments are relevant to your area of practice and are written assignments submitted electronically.
This course is accredited by Skills for Justice, sector skills council for the justice sector. This quality mark is awarded to high-quality learning courses and indicates to employees and employers that the course delivers radiographers fit for purpose in their field of forensic imaging.
The College of Radiographers advocates that all radiographers who undertake forensic imaging examinations must be appropriately educated and trained in all aspects of forensic practice. This course addresses this and successful completion of the course enhances your career as a practitioner with specialist forensic imaging skills.
MSc Forensic Radiography – we also offer an MSc Forensic Radiography
Applicants should be registered radiographers and have an honours degree (2.2 or above) or be able to provide evidence of the ability to work at postgraduate level. No forensic experience is required.International students are required to demonstrate an IELTS Score of 6.5 at time of application. Applicants are interviewed.
View the international entry requirements
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MSc Forensic Radiography
We also offer an MSc Forensic Radiography
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