SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code MHB822730
Module Leader Louise McKendrick
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally requires successful completion of Level 1, 2 & 3 practice modules

Summary of Content

This module will give students the opportunity to consolidate knowledge, skills and experience. There will be a focus on achieving the skills and attributes required of 1 st post competency in order to practise autonomously, exercising professional judgement.


Radiographic procedures within the Diagnostic Imaging department to consolidate experience of conventional imaging (including dental), CT, A/E and theatre using the appropriate equipment. MRI & Ultrasound experience. Extension of image appraisal and commenting skills to identify normal images and abnormalities, and describe them in written form Clinical supervision & mentorship, assessment in practice education Resilience and self-care Current legislation Preparing for work - to include job application completion, writing a CV, interview techniques

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate effective organisation and management skills.2. Perform the full range of standard imaging techniques and contrast agent examinations, including those undertaken on service users suffering from acute trauma, and where the service users medical, physical or mental health needs require examinations to be carried out in non-standard imaging environments.3. Practice in accordance with current legislation4. Practice safely and effectively within their scope of practice to include maintenance of appropriate records5. Manage workload and resources effectively and sustainably6. Reflect on and review practice to ensure quality7. Engage in peer mentorship and critically evaluate the practical work undertaken by themselves and others8. Demonstrate ability to evaluate images accurately9. Recognise the importance of uni and multi-disciplinary working to optimise service outcomes

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Bespoke timetabling provides a full range of placement experiences consistent with the curriculum at this level. Within the academic environment, keynote lectures and seminars will introduce and reinforce essential content. Professional development planning will continue to be utilised to further encourage self-development and growth.

Indicative Reading

Gunn C (2012) Bones and Joints, 6th Edition, London, Churchill Livingstone Holmes E. J & Misra R. R 2006 A-Z of Emergency Radiology Cambridge: Churchill Livingstone Martensen K. 2015 Radiographic Image Analysis, 4th Ed. Elsevier Nicholas DA & Driscoll PA (2001) ABC of Emergency Radiology, 2nd Edition, BMJ Publishing Group Raby N, Berman L, de Lacey G (2005) Accident & Emergency Radiology; A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders SCOR Publication, including Preliminary Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Reporting by Radiographers: Policy and Practice Guidance RCR Publications <>

Transferrable Skills

Problem solving, decision making, self-evaluation, effective communication, team-working, self-care, critical analysis and reflection.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 0.00
Tutorials (FT) 0.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Seminars (FT) 14.00
Practicals (FT) 10.00
Placement 336.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 20.00 40% Portfolio including staged assessment, PDP and clinical mentorship
Exam (Exams Office) 1.00 20.00 40% Commenting Exam
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 60.00 40% OSRE