Research in Radiography is a new course by Health Education England (HEE) aimed at all staff who work in clinical imaging and radiotherapy departments including radiographers, assistant practitioners, nuclear medicine technicians and sonographers.
It is informed by the Getting into Research: A Guide for Members of the Society of Radiographers.
The new seven part course is for those interested in embedding research into their role or embarking on a clinical academic career.
The course contains seven mini research in radiography sessions part of the Clinical Imaging programme at e-learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).
The sessions are Introduction to Research, Roles in Research, The Research Cycle, Clinical Trials, Patient and Public Involvement, Funding and Grants and Legal and Compliance Aspects of Research. There is also a collection of case studies.
The materials have been developed by Dr Rachel Harris, Dr Tracy O'Regan, Jacqueline Matthews and Pam Shuttleworth.
Dr Tracy O’Regan, SoR Professional Officer for Clinical Imaging and Research, said: ‘It’s lovely to see the e-learning version of this guide. The interactive learning should appeal to a range of people who make up clinical imaging and radiotherapy teams. Seeking out information is one of the steps in being research active and will help people to chat about developing their local research strategies in practice.’
Visit Research in Radiography on the e-LfH website to access and learn more about the course.