RDGY30370 Radiographic Image Interpretation

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed for stage two students of the BSc Radiography Programme. Its overall aim is to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the radiographic appearances of pathology in order to inform their clinical radiographic practice. In the achievement of this aim, students are encouraged to consider the broader implications of radiographic appearances to radiographic practice in terms of decision-making regarding the need for supplementary projections and/or repeat radiographs, and the criteria for determining acceptable image quality. The module facilitates the integration and application of the student's existing knowledge of anatomy, pathology and radiographic technique. Principles of searching for, recognising and interpreting characteristic radiographic features of disease will be addressed, with a focus on commonly encountered pathologies of the skeletal system, chest and abdomen. Consideration will also be given to terminology appropriate to describing radiographic image appearances, common pitfalls in image interpretation, the effect of radiographic technique factors on image appearances and the impact on radiographic decision-making.

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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) Understand the principles of recognising and interpreting radiographic image appearances.
2) Relate the clinical indications for a radiographic examination with associated image appearances.
3) Differentiate between normal radiographic anatomy and features of commonly encountered pathologies of the skeletal system, chest and abdomen and critically evaluate them.
4) Integrate information from a range of sources including the referring clinician, the patient and previous radiographic examinations in order to arrive at possible conclusions.
5) Relate the implications of specific radiographic appearances to radiographic practice decision-making regarding the need for supplementary projections and/or repeat radiographs, and the criteria for determining acceptable image quality.
6) Discuss the impact of correctly interpreted image appearances on clinical management pathways for patients.
7) Summarise the findings of radiographic image evaluation accurately and concisely.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

24

Autonomous Student Learning

50

Lectures

19

Small Group

3

Total

96

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Case Based Learning
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This is a professional module for stage two radiography students, therefore no elective places are offered.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
RDGY30470 - Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Image based examination Unspecified No Graded No

35

Examination: Image based examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

65


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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Name Role
Professor Jonathan McNulty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Cliodhna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer