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ARCS5209M Paediatric Radiography

15 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Michelle Ellwood

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Undergraduate degree in radiography or closely related programme, or completion of year 3 of an MBChB, BChD programme or international / relevant experiential equivalent, or experiential equivalent.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARCS3205Paediatric Radiography

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module allows students to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of paediatric radiography.


The aim of this module is to enable students to critically explore the challenges of paediatric radiography. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the different needs of children and young people and how to adapt their approach and communication technique in order to ensure a successful outcome for a range paediatric imaging examinations. They will also critically explore the role of imaging in child protection and non-accidental injury cases.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

- Develop a detailed understanding of the different physical, psychological and emotional needs of children and young people
- Critically reflect on how to adapt practice in order to deliver person centred care to children, young people and their families
- Critically explore the role of the imaging department in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of common paediatric pathologies
- Critically explore the role of the imaging department in child protection and non-accidental injury cases

Skills outcomes
- Advanced communication skills for paediatric imaging
- Adaptation of technique for paediatric imaging
- Problem solving for challenging paediatric radiographic examinations


- Child development: physical, psychological & emotional
- Adaptation of interaction and communication skills
- Common paediatric imaging examinations & pathologies
- Ethical & legal frameworks that govern paediatric healthcare
- Family centred care in the imaging department
- Research and design an ideal paediatric environment in the imaging department
- The role of the radiographer in child protection
- The role of the imaging department in non accidental imaging cases

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Wider reading/ writing up notes
- Academic supervision
- Research material for the summative essay component of the module.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Tutorial to aid student understanding of the essay titles.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation2,500 words80.00
Poster PresentationPoster20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/06/2018


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