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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Radiographic Technique 1
Reference HS1065 Version 3
Created June 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved March 2006 SCQF Points 30
Amended July 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To enable the student to gain an understanding of imaging, patient care and support of patients undergoing imaging of appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Explain common pathologies of the appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen and describe their associated radiographic appearances.
2 Describe the radiographic technique and image critique for plain film imaging of the appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen.
3 Describe the role of the radiography assistant practitioner in plain film imaging of the appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen.
4 Describe the care and communication needs of patients undergoing radiographic investigations.

Indicative Module Content
Radiographic procedures to carry out plain film imaging of the appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen. Common trauma and pathologies of the appendicular and axial skeleton, chest and abdomen. Radiographic imaging appearances. Patient care and communication. Image quality, exposure factors. Image critique.

Module Delivery
Block attendance lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Online lectures, workshops and discusion forums. Student workbooks and online activities.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 60
Non-Contact Hours N/A 240
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL N/A 300
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Examination Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Description: Coursework.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
C1 OSCE. C2 Coursework.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A Grade configuration AA , AB , BA
B Grade configuration AC, BB, BC, CA, CB
C Grade configuration AD, BD, CC, DA, DB
D Grade configuration AE, BE, CD, CE, DC, DD, DE, EA, EB, EC, ED
E Grade configuration AF, BF, EE, FA, FB
F Grade configuration CF, DF, EF, FF, FC, FD, FE
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module No prerequisites other than course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 BEGG,J.D.,1999. Abdominal X-rays Made Easy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
2 CARVER,E. & CARVER, B. 2012. Medical Imaging. 2nd ed. London : Elsevier.
3 CORNE, J.& POINTON,K.,2010. Chest X-ray Made Easy. 3rd ed. Edinburgh :Churchill Livingstone.
4 HOLMES, E.J. & MISRA, R.R., 2006. A-Z of Emergency Radiology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

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