RDGY20210 Tech of Rad: RIS/PACS

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will be delivered to BSc Radiography students. This module addresses the fundamentals of digital imaging workflow and technology relevant to diagnostic imaging. In addition to developing a knowledge base in the subject of Digital Information & Healthcare Information and Communication Technology (ICT), each student will gain skill in using an enterprise level RIS/PACS system. The importance of system security in a medical setting, and the impact of digital systems on the patient care pathway will be addressed and practical skills labs covering the entire patient workflow from a diagnostic imaging perspective. Data protection best practice in a clinical setting will also be explored. These activities will be driven through didactic lectures, online learning and lab sessions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Outcomes are assessed through the portfolio with preparedness assessed through the quizzes.

Understand the theoretical principles underlying HCIT systems.
Competently undertake the complete workflow of a diagnostic imaging examination.
Consider best practice principles with regard to data protection.
Apply problem solving skills as part of RIS/PACS diagnostic imaging workflow.
Appreciate future challenges and opportunities for Healthcare IT.
Demonstrate autonomous professionalism through the personal application of HCIT skills.
Act as reflective practitioners of Radiography & reflective academics.

Indicative Module Content:

This module allows students to explore theoretically and practically, Healthcare IT systems and Digital Imaging workflow.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is structured to encourage continuous self-directed learning, participation in lecture classes and active learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Tech Rad: RIS/PACS (RDGY30330)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of Trimester Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Lab Report: Practice Portfolio Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Critical essay. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 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?

Labs have rubric based feedback. Assignment has rubric based feedback

Name Role
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Louise Rainford Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Candice Whitfield Lecturer / Co-Lecturer