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Module Title
Radiographic Technique 2
Reference HS2065 Version 2
Created June 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2010 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. In addition to recognise the role of the assistant practitioner in a range of image settings.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Describe common pathologies of the visceral body systems and describe their associated radiographic appearances.
2 Explain the radiographic examinations and associated technologies used in contrast and cross sectional imaging and settings outwith the radiography department.
3 Describe the role of the radiography assistant practitioner in contrast and cross-sectional imaging and settings outwith the radiography department.
4 Explain psychological and sociological theories and concepts that assist in understanding the process of person centred care.
5 Explain the use of contrast in diagnostic imaging examinations.

Indicative Module Content
Radiographic procedures to carry out imaging of the respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive , endocrine and nervous systems. Common trauma and pathologies of the respiratory, digestive, renal, reproductive , endocrine and nervous systems. Contrast studies, contrast agents, their functions, methods of administration and care requirements Plain film and cross sectional imaging appearances. Imaging outwith the diagnostic imaging departments – mobiles, ward, theatre, mobile screening (vans). Mental health and chronic illness Psychological and sociological issues affecting healthcare. Person centred care Health improvement/promotion.

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 85
Non-Contact Hours N/A 215
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

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, 5
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4

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 Successful completion of all Stage One Cert HE Radiographic Studies modules (or equivalent) will normally be required.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BARRY, A.M. & YUILL, C., 2002. Understanding Health: A Sociological Approach. London: Sage
2 CARVER,E and CARVER,B. 2012. Medical Imaging. 2nd ed. London: Elsevier.
3 RABY, N., BERMAN, L., DE LACEY, G., 2005. Accident & Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide. London: Elsevier Saunders
4 Journal articles and professional publications.
5 ALDER, B. et al, 2009. Psychology and sociology applied to medicine, 3rd ed. London: Elsevier.
6 OGDEN, J., 2007. Health psychology. 2nd ed. Buckingham: OUP.
7 EISENBURG, R., 2011. Comprehensive radiographic pathology. 5th ed. London: Elsevier.
8 GREY, M. & AILINANI, J.M., 2012. CT & MRI pathology: a pocket atlas. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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