RDGY30580 Ultrasound

Academic Year 2022/2023

This Diagnostic Imaging module will focus on the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of disease processes. This module aims to present students with a comprehensive overview of the current technological principles of medical ultrasound and the diagnostic rationale for employing these principles in clinical practice. Students will commence and develop their academic knowledge of abdominal, gynaecological, vascular and obstetric ultrasound. Normal anatomical ultrasound appearances and common pathologies in each of these areas will be presented. This module will be delivered as a combination of in-class teaching sessions, e-learning material, hands-on resource sessions, in class quizzes and tutorials.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

Comprehensively outliine how to perform routine abdominal and gynaecological ultrasound examinations;
Demonstrate the role of ultrasound in pregnancy and obstetric care;
Understand the physical principles of B-mode, Colour Doppler and Pulsed Doppler ultrasound
Apply current theories of ultrasound, basic sciences and technological advances to their clinical reasoning;
Justify the contribution of ultrasound to the overall management of the patient;
Demonstrate an ability to source and analyse appropriate literature
Work effectively in a group to present a group project

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Computer Aided Lab


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Group Work
Student Presentation Skills

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

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 Exam 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Kevin Cronin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Ann Fleming Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Rachel Toomey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29, 30, 31, 33 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 32 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 22, 29 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 10 Week(s) - 30 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Practical Offering 11 Week(s) - 30 Wed 09:00 - 09:50