SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code MHB826015
Module Leader Margaret Spalding
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally, completion of level 3 of the programme.

Summary of Content

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-360 1. Clinical decision making and problem solving 2. Multi-professional working 3. Extended scope of practice 4. Clinical assessment of the patent and resolution of problems 5. Support for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups 6. Advanced radiotherapy technique and verification 7. End of life care 8. Small animal radiotherapy 9. Practice Education Theory and Principles -195

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:-1. Demonstrate the professional skills, attitudes and behaviours of a registered practitioner.2. Demonstrate autonomous practice and define and work within the scope of practice.3. Discuss, evaluate and contribute to the care and support of patients, and identify strategies to resolve care complications that arise in routine practice. 4. Discuss the role of the practice educator and factors that impact on the successful education of radiotherapy students in the placement setting.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

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Indicative Reading

Radiotherapy and Physics -360b7 Barrett A, Dobbs J., Morris S., Roques T. (2009) Practical Radiotherapy Planning 4th Edition, London, Hodder Arnold ebook b7 Bushong, Stewart Carlyle. (2017) Radiologic science for technologists: physics, biology, and protection. 11th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. b7 Cherry, Pam. & Duxbury, Angela. (2009) Practical radiotherapy: physics and equipment. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell. b7 Dieterich, Sonja et al. (2016) Practical radiation oncology physics: a companion to Gunderson & Tepper's clinical radiation oncology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Graham, Donald T. et al. (2011) Principles and applications of radiological physics . 6th edition. Edinburgh;: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. b7 Hoskin, Peter. (2013) External beam therapy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Neal, Anthony J. & Hoskin, Peter J. (2009) Clinical oncology basic principles and practice. 4th ed. Hodder Education. b7 Levy (2010) Radiation Therapy- Study Guide and Exam Review. Missouri, Elsevier b7 Rankin J., Robb K., Murtagh N, Cooper J (2008) Rehabilitation in Cancer Care Blackwell Oxford b7 Sibtain, Amen. et al. (2012) Physics for clinical oncology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. b7 Symonds, Paul. et al. (2012) Walter and Miller's Textbook of radiotherapy: radiation physics, therapy, and oncology. 7th ed. Elsevier. b7 Tobias, Jeffrey & Hochhauser, Daniel (2015) Cancer and its management. Seventh edition. Chichester, England: Wiley Blackwell. b7 Washington, Charles M. & Leaver, Dennis T. (2016) Principles and practice of radiation therapy. Fourth edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Anatomy -360b7 Bridge, Pete & Tipper, David J. (2017) CT anatomy for radiotherapy. Second edition. Keswick, Cumbria: M & K Update Ltd. b7 Ellis, Harold et al. (2015) Human sectional anatomy atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 4th ed. Hoboken: CRC Press. b7 Moore, Keith L. et al. (2014) Essential clinical anatomy. 5th ed. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. b7 Spratt, Jonathan D. (2017) Weir & Abrahams' imaging atlas of human anatomy . 5th ed. New York: Elsevier Limited. b7 Waugh, Anne et al. (2018) Ross & Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and illness. 13th edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier Health Sciences. Journals -360b7 International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics b7 British Journal of Radiology b7 Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology b7 Clinical Oncology b7 Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice Websites: -360b7 Royal College or Radiologists: <> b7 Society of Radiographers: <> b7 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine: <> b7 American Association of Physicists in Medicine: <> b7 Health and Care Professions Council <> b7 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines <> b7 NICE <> b7 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) <> Apps: b7 e- Anatomy: e-Anatomy. Montpellier, France: IMAIOS.

Transferrable Skills

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:- -360 1. Reflect on their experimental learning and performance and identify further areas for development/learning goals to take into their first professional post. -360 2. Critically analyse own performance and display responsibility for own learning requirements. 3. Demonstrate the use of IT resources to research and present coursework according to School policy. 4. IT skills 5. Team working. 6. Psychomotor skills. -357 7. Analyse information. 8. Clinical reasoning skills. 9. Enhanced communication skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 300.00
Tutorials (FT) 14.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Independent Learning (FT) 46.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 2.00 50.00 40% OSCE
Placement 02 n/a 25.00 40% Clinical Assessment - Trimester B
Placement 01 n/a 25.00 40% Clinical Assessment - Trimester A