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ARCS3205 Paediatric Radiography

10 creditsClass Size: 58

Module manager: Michelle Ellwood

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

As per programme specification





This module is mutually exclusive with

ARCS5209MPaediatric Radiography

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module allows students to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of paediatric radiography.


The aim of this module is to enable students to explore the challenges of paediatric radiography. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the different needs of children and young people and how to adapt their radiographic technique in order to ensure a successful outcome for a range paediatric imaging examinations, including child protection and non-accidental injury.

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

- Develop a detailed understanding of the different physical, psychological and emotional needs of children and young people
- Critically reflect on how to adapt practice in order to deliver person centred care to children, young people and their families
- Explore the role of the imaging department in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of common paediatric pathologies
- Evaluate the role of the radiographer in child protection
- Critically explore the role of the imaging department in non-accidental injury cases

Skills outcomes
- Advanced communication skills for paediatric radiography
- Adaptation of technique for paediatric radiography
- Problem solving for challenging paediatric radiographic examinations


- Child development: physical, psychological & emotional
- Adaptation of radiographic technique
- Common paediatric imaging examinations & pathologies
- Ethical & legal frameworks that govern paediatric healthcare
- Family centred care in the imaging department
- Compare and contrast a typical imaging department and a paediatric imaging department
- The role of the radiographer in child protection
- The role of the imaging department in non accidental imaging cases

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Wider reading/ writing up notes
- Academic supervision
- Research material for the summative essay component of the module.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A tutorial is given to aid student understanding of the essay titles and provide formative feedback. In addition students receive feedback on their essay as i) a plan and ii) a draft at appropriate times during the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation2,500 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: 18/05/2022


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