Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS2207 Professional Practice 2

35 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Sarah Sayer

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

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

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


ARCS1113Professional Practice 1

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is a clinical practice module where students are able to integrate their theoretical knowledge to practice, whilst gaining a range of radiographic skills, relevant to year 2.


The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for students to integrate theory to clinical practice. They will work in a range of imaging departments to undertake radiographic examinations of the body systems, such as computed tomography, ultrasound and vascular imaging. They will develop a knowledge and understanding of the use of contrast agents to demonstrate anatomy, pathology and physiology. They will develop a deeper understanding of multidisciplinary working in healthcare.

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

1. Integrate radiographic technique theory, local imaging protocols, Trust policies and their patients’ condition, to produce radiographic images of a diagnostic standard, safely and effectively, on challenging patients in a controlled environment or in challenging environments
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of an imaging modality in producing a diagnosis for a wide variety of conditions and pathologies and discuss the clinical indications in relation to the imaging modality used and analyse the appropriateness of departmental protocols in relation to the imaging of a body system or condition
3. Recognise their own limitations within their scope of practice and identify areas for development
4. Demonstrate an ability to image a wider variety of patients, utilise a wider variety of imaging modalities and in a variety of environments.
5. Undertake and assist in the examination of patients in specialist imaging areas, undertake basic extra-departmental imaging and assist in and undertake the imaging of patients undergoing CT examinations
6. Identify the appropriateness of and safe administration of contrast agents related to the patient condition and imaging modality
7. Identify and evaluate the techniques used in maintaining infection control in specialist imaging departments;
8. Evaluate a wide variety of images, from different specialities, for acceptability;
9. Apply radiation protection and other safety protocols, for patients and staff and demonstrate the ability to utilise imaging equipment in a safe manner
10. Undertake physical patient care during examinations and demonstrate an ability to adapt basic technique in light of the physical and psychological challenges presented by radiographic imaging on patients with a variety of conditions
11. Demonstrate effective interpersonal behaviour with service users and carers, while being sensitive to their diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
12. Demonstrate effective management of self, workload and immediate clinical environment and evaluate their Interdisciplinary working

Skills outcomes
Pattern recognition
Integration of imaging within diagnostic pathway
Communication skills
Team working
Time and resource management
Image assessment
Radiation protection
Quality Assurance
Safe use of equipment
Application of health and safety


Students will begin to adapt their technique to fit with either the patient or the environment.

They will be able to safely and effectively apply radiation protection and other safety protocols in accordance with local protocols and practice in a manner that promotes health and safety.

The module will allow the student to recognise the wider range of modalities employed in diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions, recognising the importance of the relationship between condition and imaging technique.

Students will gain the skills required for the safe and effective use of contrast agents whilst imaging patients in a variety of specialist areas.

Students will develop their interpersonal skills, being able to communicate with a wide range of staff and patients in an appropriate and effective manner.

Students will develop the skills to care for their patients both physically and psychologically, during specialist examinations they undertake and ensure they manage their immediate environment, ensuring the safety of all those with whom they interact.

They will understand the importance of disease processes on patient condition and be able to manage these effects, physical, emotional and psychological, in the clinical setting.

Students will develop and practice the skills required of a radiographer to maintain patient safety, including, health and safety, fire, basic life support, manual handling and infection control in direct relation to the imaging modality in which they are working.

Students will read current research on imaging modalities and the appropriateness of their use in diagnosis, patient care with regard to those of higher dependency and communication within the multidisciplinary team

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours722.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)722.50

Private study

Private study is given during clinical placement only for the purpose of portfolio completion. This is allocated at a ½ day per week of the student placement.

During clinical placement students will be involved in tutorials with clinical staff, and receive individual clinical interviews to identify learning needs, discuss areas of good practice and identify areas for development.
N.B – this is a clinical module where clinical experience is the key component of learning. Hence, the total study hours reflects the 37.5 hour week of learning on placement.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are monitored for attendance and progress using daily monitoring forms gaining feedback from the clinical staff continually during their placement. Students will be expected to use this feedback to set learning objectives for themselves while on placement.

Portfolio progression is reviewed on a regular basis at clinical interviews within the clinical department.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentRelective Preliminary Imaging Evaluation (PIE) forms, 1000 words40.00
Presentation5 Slides with notes60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

There is no compensation between the two written components of the module. There is no compensation between the practical assessments and the written components of the module. Students must demonstrate evidence of attendance of 100% to complete the module. This is based on Trust sickness and attendance policy from the NHS.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:42:29


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019