RDGY30470 Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is an option module for Stage 4 UEM and Stage 2 GEM students. The overall aim is to enable students to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in radiology, which is a rapidly growing medical speciality which contributes significantly to diagnostics and therapeutics. Students will be introduced to the core imaging modalities available. Legislation and radiation dose considerations will be evaluated. Basic image interpretation, together with disease appearances will be taught. The module will facilitate the integration of students knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology with diagnostic imaging. This module will ensure that graduates will have the necessary basic knowledge and skills to treat patients in clinical settings where radiology plays an important diagnostic role.

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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 basic principles of radiation protection and their role within this.
2. Understand the principles of recognising and interpreting radiographic image appearances
3. Differentiate between normal radiographic anatomy and features of commonly encountered pathologies of the skeletal system, chest and abdomen
4. Be able to define and recognise the image appearances of a range of disease processes on a number of specified modalities
5. Understand what modalities to request for patients for specific clinical indications and be able to critically evaluate these depending on patient presentation
6. Summarise the findings of radiographic image evaluation accurately and concisely

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Teaching and learning approaches in this module will include: lectures; e-Learning; case-based learning; image / case review. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
RDGY30370 - Radiographic Image Interpretat

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Student-authored MCQ design based on core module content. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: End of semester examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% 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

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group/class feedback, post-assessment, together with provisional component marks, will be provided for the continuous assessment. As much as possible of this will be available in advance of the end of module examination. Group/class feedback, post-assessment, will be provided on the end of module examination following the completion of the grading process. Individual student feedback, post release of the group/class feedback, will also be available.

Name Role
Dr Nadin Abualroos Tutor
Ms Andrea Cradock Tutor