Master of Science in Clinical Radiology

Master of Science in Clinical Radiology

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Course title Master of Science in Clinical Radiology
Course code PMSCCRDPDT0
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Reuben Grech
Delivered by Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
If you are a doctor and are specialising in radiology, the course will help you to understand and become familiar with radiological techniques, image interpretation and the role of radiology in everyday clinical practice. It offers a structure for such training that parallels the FRCR (UK) and European Society of Radiology (ESR) syllabus. The programme is endorsed by the Postgraduate Co-ordinators at Mater Dei Hospital (MDH) and by the Malta Association of Radiologists and Nuclear Physicians (MARNMP).

The objective of this course is to train you in:

• Interpretation of radiographs and fluoroscopic examinations.
• Performance and interpretation of ultrasound examinations.
• Interpretation of basic CT and MRI examinations
• Understanding of diffusion weighted Imaging (DWI) and its applications, as well as advanced MRI techniques.
• Understanding the imaging pathways followed in clinical radiology.
• reporting of straightforward cases and a provisional report for more complex findings.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, or a qualification deemed by Senate to be comparable.

Prior to registering for the Course, eligible applicants shall be required to undergo an occupational health assessment, so as to ascertain that they are fit to undertake work related to clinical placements. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolement Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700 - Yr 3: NIL
The following learning outcomes are a sample of the skills and knowledge that you will bring to the field of Clinical Radiology once you graduate successfully:

- Describe the discipline and foundations of Clinical Radiology
- Explain the medical physics underlying multi-modality image acquisition
- Describe the dose-reduction approaches in diagnostic and interventional imaging techniques that rely on ionizing radiation
- Explain the radiological appearance of common and uncommon pathological entities
- Discuss the pathological mechanisms that lead to radiological findings in different conditions
- Explain the rationale and evidence behind vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology.
This course is intended if you are a Medical Doctor with a completed Foundation Programme and would like to specialise in Clinical Radiology.

This course is advantageous if you are a Radiology Trainee, as one of the requirements to attain a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) issued by the Specialist Accreditation Committee (SAC) in Malta. This course provides appropriate knowledge of the anatomy and physics needed to perform and interpret radiological studies if you are undertaking speciality training in clinical radiology.
The Master of Science in Clinical Radiology provides the opportunity to embark upon a Doctorate programme in Radiology.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 12 May 2022

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Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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