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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS1073 Medical Imaging Science 1

30 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Stephen Kengyelics
Email: S.M.Kengyelics@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally standard entry criteria for BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent

Module replaces

HECS1073

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module covers the fundamental physical processes involved in X-ray production and interaction with matter. It will provide a wide knowledge base of the scientific principles underpinning the production, recording and display of medical images, and the safe operation of radiation technology. An overview of legislation relating to ionising radiation and health and safety will be given. The knowledge gained will underpin safe clinical practice.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to provide a wide knowledge base of the scientific principles underpinning the production, recording and display of medical images, and the safe operation of radiographic technology. An overview of legislation relevant to ionising radiation and health and safety will be given. The knowledge gained in this module will underpin the safe use of ionising radiation and the safe use of technology in clinical practice.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. Describe the origin, nature and the interactive processes of electromagnetic radiation.
2. Understand the underlying scientific principles which underpin the safe operation of radiographic technology.
3. Describe the clinical applications image production and recording methods.
4. Explain the factors affecting image quality.
5. Understand mathematical principles related to medical imaging.

Skills outcomes
Radiation science and technology underpinning the safe use of medical imaging equipment.


Syllabus

Topics covered include:
Mathematical principles and formulas
The nature and origin of electromagnetic radiation
Interactive processes of ionising radiation
The nature of the atom
Radiation protection
Overview of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations, 2000 and the Ionising Radiation Regulations, 1999
Fundamental principles of the design, function, operation and safe use of radiographic technology
Fundamental physical principles underlying the production, recording and display of medical images
Factors affecting image quality
The clinical applications of image production and recording methods
The principles and procedures of quality assurance
Relevant quality assurance tests
Brief introduction to specialised imaging modalities

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment21.002.00
Group learning31.003.00
Lecture202.0040.00
Practical102.0020.00
Tutorial101.0010.00
Private study hours225.00
Total Contact hours75.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Time is allocated in the module hours for supplementing and revising notes, visiting relevant websites, accessing electronic literature and library based study, and preparing for assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Mock exams Use of tutorials and practical sessions.
Electronic poster.
Mathematics and Physics and Technology worksheets.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalCompletion of practical workbook20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

No compensation between assessment components.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Open book examination and MCQ There is no compensation between assessment components.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 14:19:51

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