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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS3203 Focused Professional Practice

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Helen Harcus

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

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally satisfactory completion of year 2 BSc (Hons) Radiography (or equivalent)

This module is not approved as a discovery module


HECS 3203 will give the student the opportunity to focus their clinical practice on a specific area of diagnostic imaging. The student will undertake a 2 week clinical placement in their chosen field.
The student will negotiate the placement area themselves and will be required to undertake a formative clinical assessment form appropriate to their focused clinical area.
The student will learn to develop their imaging skills in focused imaging areas of practice. The module is mainly student led under the supervision of the module manager.
Negotiated learning contracts will set out achievable aims.

Learning outcomes
1. To negotiate a practice placement within a specialist imaging practice of their choice.
2. Critical Evaluation of practices and procedure of the specialist Imaging practice.
3. To undertake a critical evaluation of the specialist imaging practice in terms of the clinical application.

Skills outcomes
- Integration of imaging skills in focused imaging areas
- Communication skills
- Team working
- Time and resource management
- Image assessment
- Application of health and safety.


- A specialist imaging practice relevant to focused imaging area
- interpersonal skills in practice
- management of self, immediate specialist clinical environment and colleagues
- signs and symptoms relevant to body systems imaged
- appropriate integration between provisional diagnosis and imaging modality
- health and safety.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours21.00
Total Contact hours79.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Reading / literature search
- Assessment preparation
- Tutorial preparation
- Placement negotiation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are monitored for attendance and progress using weekly formative clinical assessment forms gaining feedback from the clinical staff.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2500 words100.00
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: 12/12/2018 10:48:53


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