SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B825999
Module Leader Karen Brogan
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module will formally commence and strongly focus on the theoretical underpinning to help meet the profession's stated intent that all pre-registration undergraduate programmes should firmly embed image interpretation and clinical reporting at a level that enables the students to provide a preliminary clinical evaluation for common pathologies across a range of modalities.


The topic areas to be covered in the module are image interpretation of radiographic examinations of: Appendicular Skeleton Axial Skeleton Thoracic and Visceral Cavity Brain Mechanism of injury Definition and audit of accuracy, sensitivity and specificity

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:The module should support student radiographers' image interpretation learning and skills development so that they can:1. Interpret the results of diagnostic imaging examinations, identifying accurately both normal and abnormal appearances.2. Construct high quality descriptive comments using appropriate terminology in preparation for communicating these findings to practitioners and referring clinicians for future practice.3. Describe what is meant by accuracy, sensitivity and specificity in the context of practitioner audit of performance for preliminary clinical evaluation of skeletal trauma images

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will blend a number of different learning and teaching methods to include: b7 Independent study of pre lecture reading b7 Keynote lectures. b7 Tutorials delivered via the GCU virtual learning environment b7 Lecturer led tutorial sessions

Indicative Reading

BRIDGE, P. & TIPPER, D.J., 2017. CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy, 2 nd Edn. Keswick, M & K Publishing. CHAN, O., 2013. ABC of Emergency Radiology, 3rd Edition, BMJ Publishing Group GUNN, C., 2018 Bones and Joints?: a guide for students .Elsevier Science Health Science. <> KOWALCZYK, N., 2017. Radiographic Pathology for Technologists, 7 th Edn. Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders RABY, N., BERMAN, L., DE LACEY, G., 2014. Accident & Emergency Radiology; A Survival Guide, 3rd Edition, Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders SAKTHIVEL-WAINFORD, K., 2009. Self-Assessment in Axial Skeleton Musculoskeletal Trauma X-rays. Keswick, M & K Publishing. SAKTHIVEL-WAINFORD, K., 2011. Self-Assessment in Musculoskeletal Pathology X-rays. Keswick, M & K Publishing.

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 -357b7 Dissemination of information in written and verbal formats

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 132.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 01 120.00 80.00 35% Exam Office Exam
Exam (Dept) 01 60.00 20.00 35% Class Test