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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Diagnostic Image Reporting Of The Axial Musculo-skeletal System
Reference HSM134 Version 4
Created October 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved March 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended October 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

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

Module Delivery
Lectures; workshops; work based learning

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 40
Non-Contact Hours N/A 60
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A 50
TOTAL N/A 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body   50

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Portfolio

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
Performance is assessed with a grading proforma. Overall grade is determined as follows;
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A Pass in row 1 and minimum of 3 As and 1B and 1C in rows 2-6
B Pass in row 1 and minimum of 3 Bs and 1C and 1D in rows 2-6
C Pass in row 1 and minimum of 3 Cs and 2 Ds in rows 2-6
D Pass in row 1 and minimum of 4 Ds and 1E in rows 2-6
E Fail in row 1 and/or minimum of 5 Es rows 2-6
F Failure to achieve Grade E requirements.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant health care discipline.
Corequisites for module HSM131; HSM132 and HSM133 or recognition of prior learning
Precluded Modules None.

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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