SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHB826004
Module Leader Elaine Gardiner
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

In order to meet the needs of the rapidly changing evolving health and social care system the module content is designed to address current developments and continued professional development. This module considers current developments in Diagnostic Imaging and the Health and Social Care settings. It will investigate the impact of government and professional body policy on service provision within a local, national and international platform. It will facilitate further development of strategies to evidence continuous professional development.


Four pillars of practice Methods of evidencing CPD Reflective practice Professional regulations and requirements Evidence, research and development Role of the radiography services senior management team Radiology service structure Emerging imaging techniques

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the should be able to:1. Critically appraise the impact of Government and Professional body policy relevant to Diagnostic Imaging and the radiographer's role from a local, national and international perspective.2. Evaluate the importance of a robust organisational and management structure within Radiology services.3. Demonstrate proficiency in evidencing and recording CPD activities in line with professional requirements.4. Evaluate emergent imaging techniques and their potential role in future service provision.5. Critically appraise the radiographer's role in research in the contemporary health care setting.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Guest speakers, keynote lectures, tutorials and seminars will introduce and reinforce essential content. Independent learning and activities will be directed through the VLE environment. Students will be required to organise and participate in shadowing placements within specialist practice.

Indicative Reading

BROUGHTON W. AND HARRIS G. (2019) (Eds.) on behalf of the Interprofessional CPD and Lifelong Learning UK Working Group. Principles for Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care. Bridgwater: College of Paramedics available at: <> EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGY. (2012), The Story of Radiology. Vols 1 & 2. <> <> MANHARD, M.K., NYMAN, J.S. and DOES, M.D. (2017), Advances in imaging approaches to fracture risk evaluation, Translational Research. Vol 181, pp 1-14 available at: <> THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS and THE COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS (2012), Team working in clinical imaging. London. Available at: <> THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS and THE COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS (2014), Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service. Available at: <> THE SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS. (2013), Code of Professional Conduct. Available at: <> THE SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS. (2013), Preliminary Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Reporting by Radiographers: Policy and Practice Guidance. Available at: <> THE SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS. (2015), Research Strategy 2016-2021 Available at: <> THE SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS. (2017), Consultant Radiographer - Guidance for the Support of New and Established Roles. Available at: <> THE SOCIETY AND COLLEGE OF RADIOGAPHERS. (2018), The role of the Radiogapher in DXA and Osteoporosis Services. Available at: <> THRALL, J.H., LI, X., Ll, Q., CRUZ, C. DO, S. DREYER, K. and BRINK, J. (2018), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Radiology: Opportunities, Challenges, Pitfalls and Criteria for Success. Journal of the American College of Radiology. Vol 15 (3), pp. 504-508 available at: <>

Transferrable Skills

On completion of the module the student will have gained the following transferable skills: -360b7 Self & peer reflection and reflective writing, b7 Critical thinking and problem solving, b7 Independent learning. b7 Communication skills, b7 Ability to take responsibility for managing own learning b7 Scientific poster development

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 140.00
Tutorials (FT) 10.00
Seminars (FT) 10.00
Lectures (FT) 20.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 0.00 70.00 35% Coursework 3, 000 words
Course Work 02 0.00 30.00 35% Scientific Poster