2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ARCS2208 Diagnostic Imaging Technique 2
15 creditsClass Size: 70
Module manager: Sarah Sayer
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of year 1 of BSc (Hons) Radiography
|ARCS1111||Diagnostic Imaging Technique 1|
Module replacesARCS 2206 Diagnostic Imaging Technique 2
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis 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.
ObjectivesThe 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.
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
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
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||1.00||1.00|
|Independent online learning hours||7.00|
|Private study hours||100.00|
|Total Contact hours||43.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyTime 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 FeedbackMock 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 type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Presentation||Poster or web page presentation to be aimed at patients undergoing investigatin for a specific condition||20.00|
|Report||Rationale and explanation of web page or poster||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
There is no compensation between the exam and coursework, both components must be passed
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||1 hr 30 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/05/2022
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