RDGY10070 Practice of Radiography 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is core to BSc Radiography students in Stage 1. This module provides the knowledge that underpins the performance of radiographic examinations for chest, abdominal, skull, facial bones, dental and spine areas. The overall aim of this module is to provide a solid knowledge base from which clinical skills may be fostered and developed to cultivate a proficient, critical and questioning approach to the practice of radiography. In this module, the core knowledge that a radiographer must have when performing a variety of radiographic examinations will be addressed through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, clinical skills labs, image viewing and examinations.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to describe and explain the performance of standard projection radiographs of the chest, abdomen, skull, facial bones, dental region and spine, including:

- Describing key justification criteria / clinical indications / dose optimisation criteria and appropriate practical methods of radiation protection for skeletal radiography.
- Identifying and explaining appropriate projections for specific clinical indications for imaging the femur and pelvis, spine, abdomen, skull and facial bones.
- Explaining technical, patient and pathological factors influencing preparation and choice of technique
- Describe standard radiographic techniques (including factors such as patient positioning, equipment use and exposure factors) using correct terminology
- Discussing relevant radiation protection and patient care practices
- Appraising the technical quality of radiographic images, including clinical acceptability and potential for improvement
- Locate normal and some abnormal anatomical appearances in relevant radiographs with accuracy and reasonable consistency.
- Students will learn to work within a professional team to complete tasks associated with the module content.

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning










Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
1. Lectures
2. Interactive LAB
3. Group work
4. Case-based learning
5. Image viewing sessions

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

This module contributes to the professional accredited pathway leading to BSc in Radiography. The theories studied in this module are closely related to the practical skills to be further developed in Clinical Practice of Radiography I.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 1-hour in person written exam. The exam will cover basic radiographic techniques of the femur, pelvis, abdomen, and spine. Throughout the Trimester No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: 2D VR Study Units: Submission of radiographic images produced using 2DVR to coincide with radiographic practice lectures. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: The exam will cover Skull, Facial Bones, and Dental radiographic techniques. 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

1. Live class feedback following mid-semester oral examination and individual feedback to failing students. 2. Individual feedback via grading rubric for each radiographic image submitted. Individual feedback will be available through Brightspace and by using rubrics for the 2DVR assignments.

Whitley & Clarke (2016). Clark's Positioining in Radiography. 13th Edition
McQuillen-Martensen, Kathy (2015). Radiographic image analysis. Fourth edition.
Name Role
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Louise Rainford Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Daly Tutor