SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M1B826029
Module Leader Morgyn Sneddon
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module will give students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills in relation to conventional imaging with a particular focus on upper limb, lower limb, chest, and abdomen. Experience will be gained in the placement and simulated learning environment. There will be a focus on image appraisal of normal images.


Orientation to the diagnostic imaging department and team Radiographic positioning and conventional technique for imaging of the skeleton, thoracic and abdominal viscera. Appraisal of the radiographic image Safe and efficient working with particular attention to radiation protection, patient care (MH), consent & confidentiality, IR (MER) regulations, health and safety and QA procedures, COSSH Introduction to conventional imaging equipment Digital radiographic image acquisition, processing and manipulation Introduction to patient electronic records & PACS Personal development planning and reflective writing Introduction to key pathologies. Experience of ancillary clinical departments Perception of patient feelings and behaviours - sympathy, empathy, anxiety and fear Mental health self-care and resilience

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Perform safely and efficiently routine conventional imaging procedures of the upper limb, lower limb, chest, and abdomen.2. Appraise resultant images using the appropriate criteria3. Demonstrate appropriate profession specific communication skills and patient care4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the patient's journey throughout the diagnostic imaging department5. Demonstrate effective operation of conventional imaging equipment6. Participate in relevant quality assurance7. Engage in reflection in relation to professional practice8. Demonstrate the need for a range of appropriate principles, legislation and techniques to maintain a safe practice environment.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Within the academic environment, keynote lectures and tutorials will introduce and reinforce essential content. There will be an emphasis on active student participation in developing practical skills. Demonstrations, role play e.g.ngroup work, e-learning. Shaderware and personal development planning will be employed. Experience in the placement environment will be included to allow students real life learning opportunities working with patients and practitioners. Bespoke timetabling provides a full range of placement experiences consistent with the curriculum at this level

Indicative Reading

Carver E Carver B (2012) Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation. 2 nd Edn. Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh. Aitchison F (ed.), 2009, Chapman & Nakielny A Guide to Radiological Procedures, 5th ed. Saunders, Edinburgh. Butler P., Mitchell A. & Healy J. C. (eds.), 2012. Applied Radiological Anatomy, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge The Royal College of Radiologists, 2012, iRefer; Making the best use of clinical radiology, 8th edn. The Royal College of Radiologists, London The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 <> Guidance to The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 <> The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017> Health & Care Professions Council, 2013, Standards of Proficiency - Radiographers, HPC, London. <> Health & Care Professions Council, 2016, Standards of conduct performance and ethics, HPC, London. <>

Transferrable Skills

This module aims to introduce and develop interpersonal communication skills, team working skills and problem solving skills. Confidence as independent learners will be augmented. Clinical reasoning skills will be introduced at a foundation level. Contextual awareness of positive living and self-care.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 40.00
Independent Learning (FT) 40.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Lectures (FT) 140.00
Placement 140.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 2.00 70.00 40% Observed Structured Radiographic Examination (OSRE)
Placement 01 0.00 0.00 40% Clinical Portfolio:- Students need to complete all the relevant elements of their portfolio to achieve a pass.
Course Work 01 0.00 30.00 40% Reflective Assignment 1,500 words