SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B822722
Module Leader Karen Brogan
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally requires successful completion of all Level 1 modules

Summary of Content

This module aims to deliver the theoretical underpinning of CR/DR and fluoroscopic imaging. There will be a focus on imaging within the acute & emergency environment.


With regards to CR,DR mobile, and fluoroscopic imaging (including vascular) : Physical principles Standard equipment and imaging systems Standard applications Abnormal radiographic appearances Protocol optimisation Patient care Infection control Health & Safety Radiation Protection Image evaluation Equipment and ancillary QA procedures Imaging within resus, theatre suites and wards. Digital image storage and retrieval Relevant anatomy & pathology in context Management of the patient with an acute condition or traumatic injury Relevant Health and safety guidance and legislation

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to 1. Describe the physical principles, standard components and applications of typical computerised/digital radiography and fluoroscopic systems.2. Discuss the indications, preparations and techniques for common fluoroscopic procedures.3. Discuss the indications, preparations and techniques for adapted conventional imaging.4. Discuss the specific care issues relating to imaging of the trauma / acutely unwell patient.5. Describe routine methods of digital image storage and retrieval.6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common QA procedures, and relevant health and safety legislation

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Keynote lectures will be led by academic staff and expert guest lecturers. A combination of keynote lectures, tutorials and simulated learning will be used. Completion of pre-reading, directed reading and learning is critical to facilitate comprehensive learning. Tutorials and practical sessions will reinforce and expand on essential content. The interactive electronic learning environment (e.g. GCULearn, Shaderware) will be used to support learning.

Indicative Reading

Carter C, Veale B (2008) Digital Radiography and PACS. Mosby: Canada. Carver E & Carver B (2006 ) Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation. Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh. Eisenberg RL & Johnson NM (2007) Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology. Mosby: USA. Eisenberg RL & Johnson NM (2007) Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology: Workbook. Mosby: USA.

Transferrable Skills

This module aims to underpin clinical practice by supporting students to gain fundamental knowledge about 'plain film' imaging technologies . The module will also improve student's understanding of non-routine situations in the Accident and Emergency department and theatre setting. Confidence as independent learners will be augmented

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Practicals (FT) 0.00
Placement 0.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 18.00
Seminars (FT) 0.00
Directed Study 30.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 70.00 35% Exam office exam
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Coursework - 2,000 words