SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code MHB826005
Module Leader Sharon Stewart
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally requires successful completion of Professional Practice Education and Application 3 (PPEA3) module or equivalent.

Summary of Content

This module provides the student with the opportunity to consolidate, synthesise and build upon established clinical practice skills in line with professional standards. In addition, the module will give students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in relation to values based radiography and imaging pathways involving a variety of imaging modalities and population groups. Students will develop reflective strategies for CPD within radiography and the wider health and social care setting.


Continued development of established clinical skills through clinical placement and simulated clinical environment. Safe and effective patient care in relation to; Communication Intravenous injection theory: Revision of IV upper limb anatomy and contrast media, IV injection protocols, IV administration equipment considerations Cannulation placement and application Infection control and documentation relevant to IV injections. Medico legal implications Reflective practice Inter disciplinary team working PACS management The practice educator/assessor training

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate effective communication, organisation and management skills in the safe operation of diagnostic imaging techniques.2. Synthesise and apply professional knowledge with radiographic procedures to optimise patient care.3. Discuss the theoretical underpinnings in the safe practice of intravenous injections used in Diagnostic Imaging.4. Discuss the role of the mentors and practice educators within the clinical environment.5. Demonstrate competence to practice consistent with the HCPC standard of proficiency.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Bespoke timetabling provides a wide range of placement experiences consistent with the curriculum at this level. Within the academic environment, keynote lectures, tutorials and simulated practice will introduce and reinforce essential content to support student assessment. Professional development planning will be employed to further promote independent learning. Reflective practice will support continued development of professional knowledge and skills. Formative and summative feedback mechanisms are employed trough this module. Independent learning and activities will be directed through the VLE environment

Indicative Reading

Relevant Chapters from: -360b7 Carver E & Carver B (eds.), 2012. Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation, 2nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. b7 Gopee, N. 2015. Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare. 3rd edition -360b7 Martens K, M, 2019 Radiographic Image Analysis 5th Edition. Elsevier -360b7 Ramlaul, A., Vosper, M., Eds. 2013. Patient Centred Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, Churchill Livingston Elsevier.The Royal College of Radiologists, 2012, iRefer; Making the best use of clinical radiology, 7th edn. The Royal College of Radiologists, London. -360b7 The Royal College of Radiologists (2018) Making the Best Use of a Department of Clinical Radiology. London.( iRefer) b7 Weir & Abrahams' Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy E-Book <> -360b7 Health & Care Professions Council, 2018, Standards of Proficiency - Radiographers, HPC, London. (available at <> ) -360b7 Health & Care Professions Council, 2018, Standards of conduct performance and ethics, HPC, London. (available at <> -360b7 Department of Health, 2018, Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017: guidance HMSO London. (available at <> -360b7 Department of Health, 2017, The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (No. 1322) HMSO London. (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 professional Conduct. SCoR Publications, London. b7 Communicating Radiation Benefit and Risk Information to Individuals Under the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2019 b7 The radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children 2018 b7 The Diagnostic Radiographer as the entitled IR(ME)R Practitioner 2018 b7 The Role of the Radiographer in Computed Tomography Imaging 2017 Course of Study for the Certification of Competence in Administering Intravenous Injections 201

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 by development of personal planning, b7 Autonomy and accountability, b7 Personal resilience.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Placement 338.00
Tutorials (FT) 4.00
Practicals (FT) 4.00
Lectures (FT) 14.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 01 n/a 0.00 40% Clinical Portfolio: Students need to complete all the relevant elements of their portfolio to achieve a pass.
Exam 01 2.00 70.00 40% Observed Structured Radiographic Examination (OSRE)
Course Work 01 0.00 30.00 40% Reflective Assignment 2000 words