SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B822728
Module Leader Claire Currie
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful completion of level 1 and level 2 modules, or equivalent

Summary of Content

This module will provide the student with the theoretical underpinning for: -360b7 The specific imaging considerations for the young and older populations and those with special care needs. b7 A range of population health screening programmes. b7 Involvement in health promotion and prevention. b7 The application of clinical governance. The module will enable the student to synthesise and develop their existing knowledge of conventional and alternative imaging systems, radiographic practice, radiographic anatomy, clinical judgement and decision making and patient pathways.


-360b7 Role and impact of screening e.g. AAA, breast and FAS. b7 Specialist equipment used for mammography & DEXA. b7 Normal and abnormal imaging appearances relevant to radiological screening in contemporary healthcare. b7 Health promotion & prevention. b7 Principles of forensic imaging. (including in conflict) b7 Applied clinical governance, evidence based practice, audit and other relevant considerations -360b7 With reference to imaging of children, older adults and patients with specific needs: -360b7 Communication and care skills. b7 Legislative policy and ethical frameworks b7 Implications for medical imaging -360b7 Clinical presentation and Image appearance of common pathologies of the young & older populations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Evaluate the role and impact of population screening & health promotion in contemporary health and social care2. Discuss clinical presentation and radiographic appearances of common pathologies of both the young, older and radiological screening populations.3. Critically assess the implications of both the young and older populations for radiology services.4. Integrate the theories of evidence based practice and clinical governance with practice With specific reference to the young, older, & general health screening populations including those with special needs and their carers.5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of patient care and communication challenges.6. Critically discuss and debate professional, ethical and medico-legal issues.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will blend a number of different learning and teaching methods to include: -360b7 Independent study of pre lecture reading, b7 Keynote lectures. b7 Computer based formative tests, delivered via our virtual learning environment, to aid in the revision of relevant anatomy. b7 Seminar talks by specialists and service users and carers. b7 Lecturer led tutorial sessions b7 Directed problem based learning involving student led tutorial sessions E-learning via our virtual learning environment.

Indicative Reading

-360b7 Kydd A., Duffy T., Duffy F. J. R., 2009, The Care & Wellbeing of Older People: A textbook for Health Care Students . Reflect Press, Devon. b7 Hubbly J., Copeman J., Woodall J., 2013, Practical Health Promotion .3 rd edn. Polity Press, Cambridge. b7 Hardy M., Boynes S., 2003, Paediatric Radiography . Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. b7 Lee L., Stickland V., Wilson R., Evans A., 2003, Fundamentals of Mammography, 2 nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. -360b7 Waugh A & Grant A, 2010. Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. b7 Carver E & Carver B (eds.), 2012. Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation , 2 nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. b7 Ryan S, McNicholas M & Eustace S, 2011. Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging . Saunders, USA: b7 The Royal College of Radiologists, 2012, iRefer; Making the best use of clinical radiology , 7 th edn. The Royal College of Radiologists, London. Relevant ScoR Documentation (@ publications on <> ) to include: The Society & College of Radiographers, 2011, Health Promotion: Guidance and Advice for the Radiography Workforce. The Society of Radiographers. London. The Society & College of Radiographers, 2009, Practice Standards for the Imaging of Children & Young People. The Society of Radiographers. London. The Society & College of Radiographers, 2012, Imaging Children: immobilisation, distraction techniques and use of sedation. The Society of Radiographers. London.

Transferrable Skills

On completion of the module the student will have gained the following transferable skills: -360b7 Team working, b7 Critical thinking and problem solving, b7 Independent learning. b7 Communication skills, Dissemination of information in written and verbal formats.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 116.00
Seminars (FT) 6.00
Placement 0.00
Practicals (FT) 0.00
Tutorials (FT) 10.00
Lectures (FT) 18.00
Directy Study 30.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Coursework 2000 words
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 35% Coursework 1000 words and targeted health promotion material