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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS2147 Medical Imaging Science 2

20 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Mr John Walker
Email: j.a.walker@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme specification for entry onto level 2 study

Pre-requisites

ARCS1073Medical Imaging Science 1

Module replaces

HECS2147 Medical Imaging Science 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module discusses the physical principles, image quality and principal methods of protection associated with medical imaging technology, developing the fundamental principles introduced in Medical Imaging Science 1. It explores the biological effects of ionising radiation. It provides a wide knowledge base of the scientific principles underpinning the production, recording, transmission and display of medical images, and the safe operation of radiographic technology. The knowledge gained in this module will underpin safe clinical practice.

Objectives

Students will have enhanced knowledge in the following areas:

1. Interaction processes associated with medical imaging modalities
2. The biological effects of medical imaging modalities.
3. Radiation protection legislation and principal methods of protection associated with medical imaging modalities
4. Relevant physical principles and medical imaging technology
5. Image quality with respect to a range of medical imaging systems
6. Advantages and disadvantages of specific medical imaging systems

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

1. Describe the interaction processes associated with medical imaging modalities
2. Discuss the biological effects of medical imaging modalities
3. Discuss the principal methods of protection associated with medical imaging modalities
4. Discuss the relevant physical principles and applications of medical imaging technology
5. Evaluate image quality with respect to a range of medical imaging systems
6. Understand mathematical principles related to a range of medical imaging systems
7. Appreciate the significance of emergent medical imaging technology

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

Undertake Quality assurance tests of medical imaging technology; interpret the results and take appropriate action.


Syllabus

The interaction processes associated with the various medical imaging modalities
Radioactivity
The biological effects of medical imaging modalities
Current radiation protection legislation
The principle methods of protection of each medical imaging modality
Image quality with respect to a range of medical imaging systems.
Factors contributing towards the acquisition, processing, transmission, recording, storage and display of medical images
The physical principles and medical imaging technology
Quality assurance of medical imaging technology
Emergent medical imaging technology

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
Group learning51.005.00
Lecture251.0025.00
Seminar22.004.00
Tutorial61.006.00
Private study hours150.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)190.00

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 computer examination.
Comments given on outline drafts of work.
Group formative seminars. Students prepare material related to a particular radiation biology and protection topic and present this to the whole class. (They have a choice of topics). Feedback is given by lecturers using the level 2 audiovisual marking criteria.

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
Poster PresentationWith 1500-word justification50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Students submit an individual poster covering radiobiology/protection as part of summative assessment. Additional 1,500 word justification of material presented linking with current research articles. This will replace the essay.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

No compensation between the elements of assessment is allowed.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

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

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