Diagnostic Image Reporting (PgCert)

Robert Gordon University


This course combines academic theory with work-based clinical practice and equips you for the exciting and evolving profession of Diagnostic Image Reporting. It will give you the knowledge and ability to make a difference to peoples’ lives, and to become an effective player in this important development in the health service.

Module 1:
Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to underpin the Reporting Radiographer role, including pattern recognition, visual perception, sensitivity and specificity, clinical reasoning and decision making.

The module is delivered by a series of lectures, webinars, direct and online tutorials and interactive image viewing workshops.

Module 2:
Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma helps you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the radiological appearances and the indicative signs of musculoskeletal and traumatic injury.

The module is delivered by a series of lectures, webinars, direct and online tutorials and interactive image viewing workshops.

Modules 3 and 4:
Diagnostic Image Reporting Of The Appendicular Musculo-skeletal System (HSM133) and Diagnostic Image Reporting Of The Axial Musculo-skeletal System (HSM134) are work-based clinical modules, where you will learn the applied clinical skills of Radiographer Reporting within your own clinical workplace. These modules are delivered by online study combined with work-based clinical practice under the supervision of a clinical Mentor within your own clinical setting.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for these modules will normally be a Diagnostic Radiographer or a related healthcare professional working in a relevant diagnostic imaging setting.

Applicants should be educated to Honours degree level (or equivalent) and have clinical experience of working with diagnostic images.

Applicants who intend to study the work based modules must have access to the relevant clinical services and agreed clinical mentorship.

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Blended learning

Course Length

1-2 years


School of Health Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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