Modules for course B821 | BSC/DR
BSc Diagnostic Radiography

These are the modules currently offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

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Year 1 Modules

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • RDR-2121: Radiographic Practice 2 (40) Core
    • Adaptation/ modification of radiographic projections: appendicular and axial skeleton; Supplementary projections of these regions. • Mammography • Contrast agent examinations of the digestive system (including biliary, salivary), urinary system, vascular system and female reproductive system • Modification of techniques, including exposure factors • Special patient groups (paediatric and the elderly infirm) • Practical applications of US imaging • Practical applications of CT scanning • Practical applications of radionuclide imaging • Practical applications of MRI
  • RDR-2122: Radiographic Theory 2 (40) Core
    • X-ray generator circuits • Equipment specifications • Automatic exposure control • Mobile x-ray sets, Image Intensifiers • Fluoroscopic units, Photofluorography • Digital imaging, Digital plate technology, Digital equipment • Quality Assurance • Maintenance/ planning • P.A.C.S (networking) • Sensitometry • Imaging specifications • Image quality, visual perception • Principles of US imaging, including Doppler and echocardiography • Principles of CT scanning including multislice scanning • Principles of RNI, including PET and SPECT • Principles of MRI, including safety aspects • Use of pharmaceuticals within radiographic practice • Physiology of digestion, metabolism and nutrition • Regulation of blood volume, electrolytic and fluid balance, body temperature and bone mineralization • Hormonal action on tissues/organs • Disease Mechanisms, tumour classification.
  • RDR-2123: Human Sciences II (20) Core
    • Caring for individual needs across the lifespan • individual and group differences • vulnerability and abuse • models of health and disease • Psychology of Health • Social influences of Health • Psycho-social determinants of health • Anatomy & Physiology • Related patho-physiology across the lifespan
  • RDR-2124: Healthcare II (20) Core
    • Theories and models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Literature review & critique • Research vs audit • Methodology design, sample selection & rigour • Data collection methods • Research Ethics • Rigour, reliability, and validity • Data Analysis • Proposal writing • Accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent • Communication and advocacy • Confidentiality and Data Protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy

Semester 2

  • RDR-2121: Radiographic Practice 2
    • Adaptation/ modification of radiographic projections: appendicular and axial skeleton; Supplementary projections of these regions. • Mammography • Contrast agent examinations of the digestive system (including biliary, salivary), urinary system, vascular system and female reproductive system • Modification of techniques, including exposure factors • Special patient groups (paediatric and the elderly infirm) • Practical applications of US imaging • Practical applications of CT scanning • Practical applications of radionuclide imaging • Practical applications of MRI
  • RDR-2122: Radiographic Theory 2
    • X-ray generator circuits • Equipment specifications • Automatic exposure control • Mobile x-ray sets, Image Intensifiers • Fluoroscopic units, Photofluorography • Digital imaging, Digital plate technology, Digital equipment • Quality Assurance • Maintenance/ planning • P.A.C.S (networking) • Sensitometry • Imaging specifications • Image quality, visual perception • Principles of US imaging, including Doppler and echocardiography • Principles of CT scanning including multislice scanning • Principles of RNI, including PET and SPECT • Principles of MRI, including safety aspects • Use of pharmaceuticals within radiographic practice • Physiology of digestion, metabolism and nutrition • Regulation of blood volume, electrolytic and fluid balance, body temperature and bone mineralization • Hormonal action on tissues/organs • Disease Mechanisms, tumour classification.
  • RDR-2123: Human Sciences II
    • Caring for individual needs across the lifespan • individual and group differences • vulnerability and abuse • models of health and disease • Psychology of Health • Social influences of Health • Psycho-social determinants of health • Anatomy & Physiology • Related patho-physiology across the lifespan
  • RDR-2124: Healthcare II
    • Theories and models of reflection • Critical incident analysis • Sources of knowledge and evidence • Hierarchy of evidence • Literature review & critique • Research vs audit • Methodology design, sample selection & rigour • Data collection methods • Research Ethics • Rigour, reliability, and validity • Data Analysis • Proposal writing • Accountability, professional autonomy and authority • Duty and standard of care • Consent • Communication and advocacy • Confidentiality and Data Protection • Record keeping • Clinical governance and safety and improvement policy

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • RDR-3121: Radiographic Practice 3 (40) Core
    • Trauma radiography- Principles and concepts • Major Incident procedure • Mechanisms of injury • Theory of Advanced Trauma Life Support • Clinical practice • The role of the radiographer in the multidisciplinary team • Workload management • Developments in imaging technology and their applications within the imaging process.
  • RDR-3122: Radiographic Interpretation (20) Core
    • Image interpretation, evaluation, and pattern recognition • Reflective discussion and comparisons of all imaging methods, related to disease processes and patient type
  • RDR-3123: Evaluation of Practice (40) Core
    Varies with topic selection
  • NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice (20) Core
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision

Semester 2

  • RDR-3121: Radiographic Practice 3
    • Trauma radiography- Principles and concepts • Major Incident procedure • Mechanisms of injury • Theory of Advanced Trauma Life Support • Clinical practice • The role of the radiographer in the multidisciplinary team • Workload management • Developments in imaging technology and their applications within the imaging process.
  • RDR-3122: Radiographic Interpretation
    • Image interpretation, evaluation, and pattern recognition • Reflective discussion and comparisons of all imaging methods, related to disease processes and patient type
  • RDR-3123: Evaluation of Practice
    Varies with topic selection
  • NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice
    • Leadership in healthcare. • Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision