RDGY30640 Interventional Radiology

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed to provide students with the a good understanding of current interventional radiology imaging and practice. A broad range of patient care and interventional procedural aspects will be included, these include; patient monitoring, pharmacological agents, intravascular contrast agents, infection control and medical devices This module also provides theoretical and practical sessions for safe intravenous administration of intravenous contrast agent. On- line lectures and compulsory practical skills labs are part of this module

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1) Describe a wide range of procedural aspects of IR
2) Demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects of patient care pre, during and post IR procedures
3. Understand the role of medical devices and pharmacological agents used in IR
4.Demonstrate an appropriate theoretical background for the healthcare professional to undertake intravenous injection procedures in an Imaging Department.
5.Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacological and physiological principles of preparations administered in diagnostic imaging and further aspects of practical administration, dealing with adverse incidents, delegation of prescribing responsibilities and administration protocols are all included.
6. Explain and undertake the practical procedure of intravenous cannulation and administration of intravenous contrast agent
7. Explain and implement the safety precautions associated with intravenous administration of contrast agents.
8. Critically analyse operational protocols governing cannulation procedures and administration of contrast agents within your work place.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and medico-legal implications of this role (IV cannulation).
10.Negotiate and implement departmental protocols for the safe administration of intravenous injections by the healthcare professional.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Computer Aided Lab


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Blended Learning
Case based
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is not offered to students who are not following the accredited Diagnostic Imaging degree.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: This end of trimester examination will be based on Interventional Radiology. 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded No


Class Test: This examination will be based on IV Cannulation. Varies over the Trimester 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
Ms Andrea Cradock Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Ann Fleming Tutor
Mrs Allison Kacperski Tutor