RDGY30120 Professional Completion

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module establishes a solid knowledge base for the graduating radiography student. It consolidates graduate clinical skills which will be practiced alongside expectations of newly qualified staff within professional and legal contexts. The focus of the module is to build on existing decision-making with respect to radiographic image acceptability as well as clinical decision-making across various areas of radiographic practice. The role and responsibilities of the radiographer together with clinical applications will be discussed and evidence-based, safe and legal practice across imaging will be emphasised. Lecture sessions will lead the student through relevant scenario-based theory across various areas of clinical and advanced practice, clinical governance and clinical risk and professional responsibilities. The decision-making skills of individual students will be tested in a scenario-based long and short answer end of trimester exam and mid-trimester assignment.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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

1. Evaluate the role and responsibilities of the radiographer and the associated evidence-base for accurate, safe and legal practise within the profession.
2. Evaluate the benefits of an imaging procedure relative to the patient presentation and diagnostic inquiry.
3. Discuss the application of governance systems appropriate for all aspects of imaging in terms of achieving optimum image quality with minimum exposure of the patient to ionising radiation.

Professional Skills
1. Use evidence based practice skills to ask and answer clinical questions.
2. Critically evaluate trauma and clinical scenarios, justifying imaging workflow and associated decision making.
3. Describe and evaluate all radiographic techniques pertinent to graduate level imaging.
4. Evaluate and reflect upon suitable operational protocols for radiographers to work within and work towards advanced practice.

Personal / Professional Development.
1. Reflect upon the role of the radiographer in a legal context and the professional duties and accountabilities of a graduate radiographer.
2. Further develop presentation skills

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Critical writing and evaluation of literature
Reflective learning
Enquiry & problem-based learning
Case and scenario-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module delivers material which builds on the students existing radiographic knowledge.
Discussions surrounding clinical experiences form a large part of class group work and prior clinical experience as a student radiographer up to and including the successful completion of CPoR 3.1 and 3.2 is essential.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
RDGY30300 - Clinical Prac Rad 3-1, RDGY30310 - Clinical Practice Rad 3-2

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Scenario based short and long answer question exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Mid-semester presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Kevin Cronin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Martin Heduan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Allison Kacperski Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Éilish McDermott Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Michelle O'Connor Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Marie-Louise Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Adam Tattersall Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 6 Fri 12:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 12:00 - 13:50