SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M3B826001
Module Leader Morgyn Sneddon
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally successful completion of Professional Practice Education and Application 2 (PPEA2) module.

Summary of Content

This module provides the student with the opportunity to consolidate, synthesise and build upon established clinical practice skills. In addition, the module will give students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in relation to patient pathways involving a variety of imaging modalities, population screening and interventional radiography, including some exposure to paediatric imaging. The application of current policies and guidelines will be observed.


-357b7 A wide range of conventional radiography experience including modified techniques. b7 Patient presentation & imaging strategies, in tertiary level care, including paediatrics and neurology b7 Personal development planning and reflective practice b7 Clinical audit b7 Elective placement b7 Resilience and self-care b7 Experience of patient pathway in oncology through clinical placements

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the should be able to:1. Demonstrate competency in a wide range of relevant imaging procedures, showing awareness of current legislation.2. Demonstrate communication skills to address the challenges commensurate with diverse and complex populations in a range of health and social care environments.3. Identify, evaluate and interpret normal and abnormal anatomy and pathophysiology relevant to placement experience.4. Explain the role of specialist and tertiary centres.5. Demonstrate and evidence autonomy and personal development by taking responsibility (with guidance) for the organisation of elective placement.6. Perform audit in the clinical context7. Critically evaluate the practical work undertaken by themselves8. Be able to manipulate exposure factors and image recording parameters to optimal effect.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Bespoke timetabling provides a range of placement experiences consistent with the curriculum at this level. A variety of experiences will be offered alongside health and social care practitioners in a variety of settings including large tertiary centres. The elective placement provides further opportunity for broadening & developing clinical, professional and management skills in diverse environments. Within the academic environment, keynote lectures and tutorials will introduce and reinforce essential content. Professional development planning will be employed and reflection on learning will be used both formatively and summatively within portfolio tasks. Independent learning and activities will be directed through the VLE environment including a series of on line formative tests with the feedback.

Indicative Reading

Relevant Chapters from: -360b7 Carver E & Carver B (eds.), 2012. Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation, 2nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. -360b7 Watson N (ed.), 2013, Chapman & Nakielny A Guide to Radiological Procedures, 6th ed. Saunders, Edinburgh. -360b7 Owens C & Gillard J (ed.), 2015, Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology: Paediatric Imaging, 6 th ed. Elsevier. -360b7 Ikeda D & Miyake KK, 2016, Breast Imaging: The Requisites, 3 rd edn. Elsevier, Missouri. -360b7 Ryan S, McNicholas M & Eustace S, 2010, Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging, 3 rd Edn. Elsevier, China. -360b7 Ehrlich RA & Coakes D, 2016, Patient Care in Radiography, 9 th edn. Elsevier, Missouri. -360b7 Long B, Rollins J & Smith B, 2018, Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures - Volume 3, 14 th edn. Elsevier, Missouri. -360b7 Martensen KM, 2019, Radiographic Image Analysis, 5 th edn. Elsevier, Missouri. -360b7 The Royal College of Radiologists, 2012, iRefer; Making the best use of clinical radiology, 7th edn. The Royal College of Radiologists, London. -360b7 Health & Care Professions Council, 2013, Standards of Proficiency - Radiographers, HPC, London. (available at <> -360b7 Health & Care Professions Council, 2016, Standards of conduct performance and ethics, HPC, London. (available at <> -360b7 The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (No. 1322) available at <> -360b7 The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (No. 1075) available at <> Relevant ScoR Documentation (@ publications on <> <> <> ) to include: -360b7 The Society & College of Radiographers, 2009, Practice Standards for the Imaging of Children & Young People. The Society of Radiographers. London. b7 The Society & College of Radiographers, 2012, Imaging Children: immobilisation, distraction techniques and use of sedation. The Society of Radiographers. London. b7 The Society and College of Radiographers, 2013. Code of Conduct and Ethics. SCoR Publications, London.

Transferrable Skills

On completion of the module the student will have gained the following transferable skills: -360b7 Practice skills b7 Self & peer reflection and reflective writing b7 Team working, b7 Critical thinking and problem solving, b7 Independent learning. b7 Communication skills, b7 Dissemination of information in written and verbal formats b7 Interdisciplinary team-working b7 Ability to take responsibility for managing own learning b7 Ability to respond to constructive criticism of performance and develop personal planning to address any issues. b7 Autonomy and accountability. b7 Personal resilience.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 10.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Placement 338.00
Practicals (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
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% Audit Poster
Exam 01 2.00 70.00 40% Observed Structured Radiographic Examination (OSRE)