Professional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology
15 credit Masters level module
Page last updated 11 March 2021
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the core physical principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the general relationships between anatomy, pathology and image appearances
- Demonstrate an in depth understanding of MRI safety, legislation and guidelines and how to apply these appropriately in a clinical setting.
- Critically evaluate the technical quality of MR images to determine errors and determine remedial action.
- Critically analyse a range of image reformatting and post processing technologies.
You must have a radiography professional qualification or relevant clinical MRI experience.
This distance learning module aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge of the core physical principles, instrumentation and quality assurance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This will enable you to apply this knowledge clinically in a safe and appropriate manner that offers a quality service to patients. Amongst the topics the syllabus covers include:
- Nuclear resonance
- Spatial encoding
- Pulse sequences - parameters and relationships to anatomical and pathological appearances
- Signal suppression techniques
- Instrumentation and safety
- Image quality and artefacts
- Quality Assurance
- Improving contrast
- Parallel acquisition methods
Learning and Teaching
The module will be delivered online via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will be a wiki. The teaching and learning strategy will embrace a series of vodcasts and enquiry-based learning activities presented via the VLE. You will engage in knowledge construction, peer learning and social constructivism through work on the wiki. The wiki will also provide a medium for tutor facilitation and formative feedback/feedforward.
Scheduled learning will include planned synchronous discussion board activity and tutorial support
Independent learning will include keynote lectures, presented as recordings or vodcasts, wiki facilitation by subject area experts, essential reading, wiki writing, group work, assessment preparation.
Additional student support will be available via telephone, email and Skype.
This module is completed over 10 weeks with you being expected to fully contribute each week. Whilst this can be done in your own time, it is highly recommended that you look to negotiate regular study time, recommended at half day a week equivalent, with your manager.
The assessment is an individual contribution to a wiki.
The creation of the wiki is very much a learning process and therefore this component of assessment takes an assessment for learning approach. The wiki will be facilitated by a tutor who will be able to provide formative feedback/feedforward.
Prices and dates
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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.
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How to apply
How to apply
You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.