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Musculoskeletal Pathologies: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals | 7HSK0316 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
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Musculoskeletal Pathologies: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals | 7HSK0316 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
** Applications will ordinarily close 14 days before start date of a course.

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This module is designed for healthcare professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the pathological processes occurring. Knowledge of imaging modalities utilised within patient management of pathological processes will be developed. It will also review imaging modalities and radiographic technique in relation to relevant legislation. 


There will be an emphasis on the radiographic appearances of normal, normal variants and pathological disease processes within the musculoskeletal system. 


Students will be encouraged to develop their image recognition skills of musculoskeletal radiographs within clinical practice. Delivery of this module will be by university staff and and may include relevant external lecturers. It will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning to enhance the student learning experience 


You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.   

Normally students may enter Level 7 study having completed a qualification at Level 6, which is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.



The assessment consists of an in course test.


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Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding of normal and pathological processes that involve the musculoskeletal system. 


Demonstrate critical awareness of the importance of patient presentation for pathological processes involving the musculoskeletal system. 


Demonstrate critical awareness of the role of other imaging modalities within the investigation of these pathological processes. 


Analyse and critically evaluate plain radiographic images in order to identify and differentiate between normal, normal variant and pathological appearances of the musculoskeletal system. 


What our students say:

"The subject was taught in an interesting and engaging way."


"James was always available to answer questions and fostered a very open environment for asking them."


"I took this module as it was listed as recommended for those in FCP roles. I found it even more engaging than I anticipated."


"It has been engaging and informative. As it will translate well into my daily work it has been immediately useful. "

Course Notes

Delivery of this course will be facilitated by James Busby and other academic staff from a range of disciplines in addition to healthcare professionals currently employed within the NHS. A variety of teaching methods will be utilized to account for differing learning styles. 

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Course Leader
Name: Louise Smith
Tel: 01707 281030
Name: Eleena Ehiosun
Tel: 01707 284800


The price quoted above (£825.00) is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Learner Hours
Scheduled - 60 - Independent - 240
Mode of Delivery
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