2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
ARCS5256M Science and Technology of Ultrasound
15 creditsClass Size: 65
Module manager: Kirstie Godson
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsSee programme entry criteria
|ARCS5258M||Professional Issues in Diagnostic Imaging|
Module replacesFundamentals of Science and Technology of Diagnostic Imaging (HECS5256M)Advancing Science & Technology of Diagnostic Imaging (HECS 5257M)
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module allows the student to acquire an in-depth theoretical knowledge and understanding of the underlying scientific and technological principles of diagnostic ultrasound and a critical understanding of current and emergent diagnostic imaging equipment and technology which will enable them to perform a range of clinical examinations to high standards of diagnostic accuracy and safety.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the application of scientific and technological principles to a range of routine and emerging clinical ultrasound applications.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technological principles of ultrasound and explain their relevance to clinical ultrasound images and diagnostic ultrasound equipment
- Critically evaluate the safety of current and emerging diagnostic ultrasound applications with reference to optimal use of equipment to reduce hazards to patients and staff
- Critically appraise the design and function of ultrasound equipment, technological innovations and quality assurance procedures with respect to routine use, research applications and identification and selection of new or replacement machines.
On completion of this module students will be able to critically appraise a range of literature types; e,g, peer reviewed research reports, technical specification and marketing brochures, technical evaluation reports.
Principles of Ultrasound as applied to diagnostic imaging propagation in tissue, artefacts, signal processing, image production and recording
Principles and application of Doppler, elastography and contrast enhancement
Image optimisation - equipment choice, manipulation of controls
Ultrasound Safety - bioeffects and ergonomics
Ultrasound imaging technological and clinical innovations
Equipment Appraisal, Evaluation and Quality Assurance
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||2||1.00||2.00|
|Private study hours||125.00|
|Total Contact hours||25.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyPrivate study to include: e-learning; literature searches, seminar and assessment preparation, independent supporting investigation & critical evaluation for summative assessment; Clinical simulation.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Quiz
- Peer & tutor feedback – group work & seminars
- Formative examination
- Tutor feedback on assessment (project) plans.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Project report - 1500 words||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Unseen exam||1 hr 00 mins||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
No Compensation of marks between the two elements of assessment.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 19/09/2019
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