SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB807756
Module Leader Mandy Abbott
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Podiatry
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

A first qualification in Podiatry or other relevant healthcare discipline or equivalent.

Summary of Content

This module will enable the post-graduate student to evaluate and interpret diagnostic images in the assessment of musculoskeletal pathology in the lower limb with particular reference to surgical practice.


Interpretation of diagnostic images generated by x-ray, CT, MRI, ultra-sonography and nuclear medicine for the evaluation of: Osseous structures Articular structures Pathological processes to include: musculoskeletal and structural abnormality Arthropathy Infection, fractures, neoplasia Metabolic and non-metabolic bone disease Post-operative bone and soft tissue evaluation

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the post-graduate student should be able to:1) Critically appraise diagnostic images from a range of imaging modalities.2) Utilise diagnostic images to inform surgical decision making.3) Evaluate critically the validity of x-ray and other measurements in surgical practice.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Interactive keynote lectures Student-led seminars Specialist-led seminars Directed reading Independent study, including the use of web sites, CD Roms and other electronic media Peer group learning opportunites

Indicative Reading

Christman,RA (2003) Foot and Ankle Radiology. Churchill Livingstone Davies,AM et al (2003) Imaging of the Foot and Ankle: Techniques and Applications. Spinger Verlag Lisle,DA & Russell,A (2001) Imaging for the Students. Arnold Resnick,D (1996) Bone and Joint Imaging. 2nd Ed. Saunders Spouge,A & Pope,T (2000) Practical MRI of the Foot and Ankle. CRC Press. Journals including: The Foot, British Journal of Podiatric Medicine, Foot and Ankle International, JAPMA, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics

Transferrable Skills

In undertaking this module the student will develop and enhance their skills in: Accessing information sources relevant to the area of enquiry. Independent learning and individual study. Participation in group debates. Critical evaluation of current research and thinking in imaging issues in podiatry. Evaluation of Practice.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 5.00
Practicals (PT) 4.00
Independent Learning (PT) 120.00
Assessment (PT) 15.00
Seminars (PT) 6.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 50.00 45% Written 2500 words
Exam (School) 0.00 50.00 60% OSCE Examination. 60% Pass Mark