2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ARCS1073 Medical Imaging Science 1
30 creditsClass Size: 70
Module manager: Stephen Kengyelics
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsNormally standard entry criteria for BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis 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.
ObjectivesThe 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.
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.
Radiation science and technology underpinning the safe use of medical imaging equipment.
Topics covered include:
Mathematical principles and formulas
The nature and origin of electromagnetic radiation
Interactive processes of ionising radiation
The nature of the atom
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
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||2||1.00||2.00|
|Private study hours||225.00|
|Total Contact hours||75.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyTime 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 FeedbackMock exams Use of tutorials and practical sessions.
Mathematics and Physics and Technology worksheets.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Practical||Completion of practical workbook||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||20.00|
No compensation between assessment components.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr 00 mins||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||80.00|
Open book examination and MCQ There is no compensation between assessment components.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/05/2022
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