2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
ARCS5261M Principles for Medical Imaging Interpretation
15 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Voyin Pantic
Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Jun View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsRelevant degree in a health related subject normally at 2:1 or above.
You will also be required to obtain proof of proficiency in English language: you will need to gain a TOEFL score (internet based test) of at least 100 overall with at least 22 in listening and reading, 24 in speaking and 23 in writing; or a minimum
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in all components; or a PTE (Academic) score of 68 with at least 64 in all components.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|ARCS3196||Pattern Recognition for Medical Imaging|
|HECS2144||Pattern Recognition 1|
|HECS2145||Pattern Recognition 2|
|HECS3196||Pattern Recog for Med Imaging|
|HECS3198||Radiography Diag Pattern Recog|
Module replacesHECS5261M Principles for Medical Imaging Interpretation.
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryTo develop analytical skills in order to recognise the demonstration of anatomical features and how these may change with the presence of pathology on a variety of imaging modalities.
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Develop fundamental image interpretation skills;
2. Construct an analytical framework of techniques when interpreting images;
3. Critically evaluate the factors involved in pattern recognition of diagnostic images;
4. Demonstrate understanding of the presentation of anatomical features on diagnostic images of the body through image evaluation;
5. Relate common anatomical and physiological image appearance to diagnostic image production by the various imaging modalities;
6. Critically evaluate how pathological manifestations are represented on diagnostic images;
7. Develop strategies for their own learning.
On successful completion of this module, the student will gain knowledge in the following areas:
- Pattern recognition skills essential in order to begin to identify, understand, analyse and interpret diagnostic images;
- Anatomical presentation of the body on diagnostic images;
- General changes causing deviation from normal diagnostic image appearances.
Fundamental analytical skills for medical image interpretation.
Principles of Pattern Recognition, the diagnostic image and theories and factors influencing pattern recognition (to include basic changes as a result of pathology), radiographic anatomy, anatomical relationships and sectional imaging of the following systems: Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Respiratory and Central nervous.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||1.00||1.00|
|Private study hours||125.00|
|Total Contact hours||25.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyThe 125 hours private study that has been allocated for this module is to enable the student to prepare and supplement their notes for this module, as well as complete the workbooks associated with this module and allow preparation prior to undertaking the summative assessment. The breakdown of hours for the activities identified is as follows:
45 hours reading/ writing up notes
5 hours negotiated tutorials
25 hours preparation prior to summative examination
50 hours have been allocated for the students in order to research material for the summative essay component of the module. This will require students to explore how imaging contributes to the diagnostic process, through understanding the changing presentation of features on a variety of imaging modalities, whilst appreciating the limitations of the various imaging modalities. The chosen topic will be in negotiation with the module leader and is intended to focus on an area of interest related to the students practice where applicable.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackDuring the module the student will be required to undertake course work. This will help develop the students learning and prepare them for the summative assessment. This will take the form of:
Completion of workbooks: -
Develop image interpretation skills through recognition of the presentation of anatomical features on medical images. This is achieved through the use the labels provide to identify structures on the line drawings. Be able to relate these labels and line drawing appearances to the radiographic appearance found on the powerpoint presentation in VLE. This is further developed through the comparing images and questioning within the workbooks to demonstrate understanding of anatomical presentation on medical images.
Group tutorials: -
The tutorials are designed to help students with identifying problem areas and providing students with a structured approach to aid their understanding of the topics covered. For these sessions to be of use it is important that the student takes an active part in identifying areas of difficulty a couple of weeks prior to the scheduled tutorial.
Individual tutorials: -
Students are to attend individual tutorials to discuss their essay. The tutorial will allow students to explore aspects and directions of the summative essay and agree a topic area.
Formative assessment: -
The formative assessment is computer based examination of images in a similar style to the summative assessment. The intention of the formative assessment is to provide the student with experience of the format of the assessment, in order to fully prepare them for the summative assessment.
Feedback on formative assessment: -
This is an indication of areas where improvement are required, and to provide information on how this can be achieved.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||1500 words||40.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
There is compensation between the two assessments although students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 30 in each component.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||48 hr 00 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
The summative assessment consists of two components an online time limited assessment and an essay. The online time limited assessment contributes 60% of the marks for the module and the essay contributes the other 40%. There is compensation between the two although students are required to achieve a mark of 30 in each component.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 23/05/2022
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