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ARCS2208 Diagnostic Imaging Technique 2

15 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Sarah Sayer

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

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of year 1 of BSc (Hons) Radiography


ARCS1111Diagnostic Imaging Technique 1

Module replaces

ARCS 2206 Diagnostic Imaging Technique 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module allows students to explore the use of specialist imaging in imaging of all body systems and the skills and role of the radiographer in each area.


The aim of this module is to provide the knowledge base and underpinning theory for imaging the body systems. Students will consider safe the use of contrast agents and different imaging pathways used to demonstrate anatomy, pathology and physiology. They will evaluate the suitability of each modality in relation to the body system in question.

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

1. Discuss the theoretical knowledge and principles of examinations requiring the use of contrast agents and justify the use of contrast agents and identify safety implications
2. Discuss the concepts which support safe and effective diagnostic imaging techniques;
3. Understand how the basic principles of pharmacology, underpin the use and action of drugs;
4. Evaluate the use of interpersonal skills with respect to variety of people and situations;
5. Discuss diagnostic pathways, cultural perspectives & the patient management;
6. Understand how imaging is used to examine body systems.
7. Identify appropriate imaging pathways for specific pathologies
8. Discuss the role of communication in specialist imaging areas

Skills outcomes
This module provides the theoretical principles of diagnostic radiographic technique for imaging of the body systems and will act as a foundation for year 3.

The knowledge gained in this module will be further developed as the student moves through each year of study. The knowledge gained in this module will be further integrated into practice during clinical practice.


Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Principles of Digestive System Imaging
Principles of CNS Imaging
Pharmacology of Contrast Agents/drug reactions
Principles of Hepato-biliary System Imaging
Principles of Circulatory Imaging System
Principles of Respiratory System
Diagnostic Pathways, Cultural Perspectives, Patient Management,
Principles of Reproductive System Imaging
Principles of Endocrine Imaging System
Principles of Urinary System Imaging
Principles of Salivary and Lachrymal imaging
Principles of Breast Imaging
Extra-departmental Imaging

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment11.001.00
Independent online learning hours7.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours43.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

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

Students will use the time for background research and reading in preparatrion for the poster presentation and to seek tutorial time with the module lead to discuss any areas which need clarification.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Mock Examination to aid students in developing their exam technique and to give an idea of the level required for the answers

Tutorials to aid student understanding of the poster and website presentations

Academic supervision to support student development of their poster or web site.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationPoster or web page presentation to be aimed at patients undergoing investigatin for a specific condition30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

There is no compensation between the exam and coursework, both components must be passed

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 30 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Examination in the form of an online open book examination. There is no compensation between the exam and coursework, both components must be passed.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/02/2021 09:07:02


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