UWE Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is growing and evolving quickly, providing great career opportunities at the forefront of cutting edge medical technology. This Society and College of Radiographers accredited course focuses on developing your existing knowledge and skills, and their real-world application.

This flexible and student-centred choice of routes gives healthcare professionals currently involved in Nuclear Medicine practice the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and understanding of this rapidly evolving subject and its application.

Develop clinical expertise through practice and research

This course provides the educational and research foundations required to evaluate current working practice and understand the opportunities currently available in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging environments. As a result, peer learning is a big part of this course's value to individuals and employers. In addition to developing skills directly linked to clinical practice, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the nuclear medicine knowledge base through research and publication.

This course is designed in conjunction with a number of clinical experts, and our partnership with clinical software provider Hermes Medical Solutions. This means it produces competent and professional practitioners with the skills needed to optimise and promote this imaging modality in current models of patient care.

Entry Requirements

  • a good honours degree from a recognised institution of higher education
  • an equivalent overseas qualification
  • extensive professional experience (at the discretion of the programme leader)

You should also have at least six months of clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine and spend at least 40% of your clinical time working within the modality. This should be maintained for the duration of the programme

Career Prospects

You must be currently practising nuclear medicine the routes available on this course are designed to help you complement existing skills and knowledge with a view to career progression.

Our links with software providers, and nuclear medicine practitioners and employers, are excellent, and this course is designed to benefit you and your employer by enhancing your ability to contribute to current thinking and practice.

Course Details

Year one - Postgraduate Certificate

Fundamental Clinical Skills in Nuclear Medicine - A professional practice introduction to the fundamentals of routine practices in nuclear medicine, including imaging protocols and procedures, imaging agents, and being able to distinguish between normal and abnormal image appearances.
Science and Instrumentation in Current Nuclear Medicine Practice - An introduction to basic concepts in nuclear medicine physics, and the interaction between radioactive substances and matter. We also look at current designs for cameras used in nuclear medicine.
Cross-sectional Anatomy for the Nuclear Medicine Practitioner - An overview of the regional anatomy associated with the head, neck and trunk and its relation to nuclear medicine practice. This module also encourages you to investigate disease processes common in the nuclear medicine environment, using cross-sectional data.

Year two - Postgraduate Diploma

Enhancing Nuclear Medicine Practice - Here we discuss emerging topics in nuclear medicine, in relation to clinical technique, professional practice, and overall impact on patient management.
Evidencing Work Based Learning - Your chance to show the importance of work-based learning, by working alongside your manager or workplace mentor to find the best solutions to specific situational challenges.

One optional module
Current Applications of Hybrid Imaging Practice
Reporting Skills in Nuclear Medicine.

Year three - Masters

Health and Social Care Research: Methods and Methodologies - An introduction to current research processes and methodology, highlighting the importance of evidence-based practice in modern healthcare.
Research Dissertation - You will undertake your own piece of contemporary research, which should add to the current nuclear medicine knowledge base.

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