SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHB826020
Module Leader Claire Currie
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module aims to engender a holistic approach to person centred care in radiographic practice. To include: -360b7 Advanced communication skills for radiology and oncology services (Dementia champions and emotional intelligence). b7 Compassionate care, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care for all patients and service users. b7 Inequalities in health. b7 Palliative and end of life care, including spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. b7 Health literacy, health promotion and supported self-management. b7 Government professional policy.


-360b7 Advanced communication b7 Compassionate care and psychosocial aspects of care for all patients and service users. b7 Inequalities in health specific to DI and Oncology. b7 Palliative and end of life care, including spiritual care, loss, grief and bereavement. b7 Health inequalities b7 professional, ethical and medical-legal issues in healthcare b7 Health promotion b7 Professional regulation in healthcare

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:-1. Critically evaluate the provision of psychosocial, end of life and spiritual and holistic care of patients.2. Critically assess the implications of health inequalities on the patient experience, and on access to health screening, Diagnostic and cancer services.3. Evaluate the role and impact of population screening & health promotion in contemporary health and social care4. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse range of service users.5. Critically appraise the role of external agencies (e.g. 3rd sector agencies) in contemporary healthcare (HCPC, SCoR, traditional media & SoMe)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will blend a number of different learning and teaching methods to include: -360b7 Keynote lectures from GCU, external speakers and service users and carers. b7 Lecturer led tutorial sessions where the application of theory to professional, evidence based practice is explored. b7 Student led seminar sessions where students will present and debate on relevant topics. b7 Individual and collaborative group work b7 Directed learning and Independent study of pre lecture reading and additional private study to promote reflection and lifelong learning. E-learning and support via our virtual learning environment (GCULearn)

Indicative Reading

-360b7 Kydd A., Duffy T., Duffy F. J. R., 2009, The Care & Wellbeing of Older People: A textbook for Health Care Students. Reflect Press, Devon. b7 Hubbly J., Copeman J., Woodall J., 2013, Practical Health Promotion.3rd edn. Polity Press, Cambridge. b7 Grassi L. Riba M (2012) Clinical Psycho-Oncology: An International Perspective <htp:// _1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386161543&sr=1-6&keywords=psychological+support+in+cancer> Wiley -360b7 Carver E & Carver B (eds.), 2012. Medical Imaging: Techniques, Reflection and Evaluation, 2nd edn. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. b7 Rankin J., Robb K., Murtagh N, Cooper J (2008) Rehabilitation in Cancer Care Blackwell Oxford b7 The Royal College of Radiologists, 2012, iRefer; Making the best use of clinical radiology, 7th edn. The Royal College of Radiologists, London. b7 Scriven, Angela. Ewles & Simnett's Promoting Health?: a Practical Guide . 7th revised edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2017. Print. b7 Ehrlich, R.A. & Coakes, D.M. (2016) Patient care in radiography 9th ed. Elsevier, Relevant ScoR Documentation (@ publications on <>) to include: -360b7 The Society & College of Radiographers, 2011, Health Promotion: Guidance and Advice for the Radiography Workforce. The Societyof Radiographers. London. b7 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, 2018 Patient Public and Practitioner Partnership within Imaging and Radiotherapy; Guiding Principles. The College of Radiographers, London. b7 The Society & College of Radiographers, 2015 Caring for People with Dementia: a clinical practice guideline for the radiography workforce (imaging and radiotherapy) Society of Radiographers, London. b7 Scottish Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care <>

Transferrable Skills

On completion of the module the student will have gained the following transferable skills: -360b7 Team work and interpersonal skills b7 Critical thinking and problem solving, b7 Independent learning. b7 Collaboration and communication skills, b7 Task prioritisation and time management skills; b7 Academic writing. b7 Dissemination of information in written and verbal formats.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 6.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 138.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 0.00 70.00 35% 2, 500 word assignment looking at specific care issues
Course Work 01 0.00 30.00 35% Health Fair Presentation