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Module Title
Diagnostic Image Reporting Of The Axial Musculo-skeletal System

Keywords
Reporting, healthcare practitioner, axial skeleton

ReferenceHSM134
SCQF LevelSCQF 11
SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedOctober 2012
ApprovedMarch 2013
AmendedDecember 2015
Version No.3

Prerequisites for Module

Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant health care discipline.

Corequisite Modules

HSM131; HSM132 and HSM133 or recognition of prior learning

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

The aim of the module is to enable the participant to develop to the required standard, clinical skills in the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of radiographs of the axial musculo-skeletal system in order to provide a diagnostic image report

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Clinically analyse, interpret and critically evaluate diagnostic image appearances of the axial musculo-skeletal system to a specified accuracy level.
2. Through effective clinical reasoning, demonstrate synthesis and appropriate judgements in determining the outcomes and consequences of radiographic appearance.
3. Critical appraise and communicate radiological findings in a holistic manner relative to the clinical presentation of the patient.
4. Assess the quality assurance factors to enable the critical evaluation of their performance in axial musculo-skeletal reporting.

Indicative Module Content

Application of the principles of pattern recognition and image interpretation of plain radiographs of the axial musculo-skeletal system
Production of reports for musculo-skeletal diagnostic images
Patient management and onward referral
Recognition and evaluation of the validity of other imaging modalities in the diagnosis of axial musculo-skeletal conditions
Employing a range of measurement approaches to demonstrate the level of agreement with the accepted standard


Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Part Time
Clinically based assessment
20
Lectures; workshops; tutorials
20

Directed Study

 

60

Private Study

 

50

Mode of Delivery

Lectures; workshops; work based learning

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4

Portfolio

Indicative Bibliography

1.Holmes, E.J. and Misra, R.R., 2006. A-Z of emergency radiology. Cambridge: Churchill Livingstone.
2.McConnell, J., Eyres, R., Nightingale, J., 2005. Interpreting trauma radiographs. Oxon : Blackwell.
3.Au-Yong, I., Au-Yong, A. and Broderick ,N. 2010. On-Call X-rays made easy. London, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
4.Hardy, M. and Snaith, B. 2011. Musculoskeletal trauma. A guide to assessment and diagnosis. London, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
5.Raby, N., Berman, L., De Lacey, G., 2005. Accident & emergency radiology: a survival guide. London: Elsevier Saunders.
6.Journal articles and professional publications.


 

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