RDGY30720 Practice of Radiog.: Adv Tech

Academic Year 2022/2023

The module provides the knowledge that underpins the performance of advanced and modified radiographic examinations on trauma patients. It will prepare students for non ambulant, uncooperative patients where modifications and advanced techniques to those routinely performed are required. Topics include: Indications for advanced/modified projections, imaging considerations, patient considerations, terminology, accessory devices, equipment used for advanced techniques, application and utilization of protective devices and optimized and justified procedures and practices

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge Outcomes:On completion of this module the successful student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and understanding of human anatomy to the technical and clinical evaluation of radiographic images
- Recognize and evaluate the relative advantages and limitations of various projections in the visualization of suspected pathology.
-Explain and justify appropriate projections for specific indications for advanced X-ray imaging of trauma patients.
-Apply knowledge of imaging systems and radiation protection principles to ensure optimization of dose and image quality.
-Explain technical, patient and pathological factors influencing preparation and choice of technique for advanced or modified projections.
-Critically evaluate and interpret requests for imaging investigations to the extent that it allows the student to make an independent judgment about the suitability and viability of the proposed investigations.

Professional Skills:On completion of this module the successful student will be able to:
-Analyze and solve problems using appropriate guidelines and research evidence.-Assess the role of the radiographer in the overall care of the patient
-Reflect critically on their performance and practice.-Assess images for common position errors and discuss how they can be corrected
-Discuss working practices and x-ray techniques to meet needs of individual patients and situations.- Identify basic skeletal pathologies and assess the need for further radiographic projections based on these pathologies.

Personal/Professional Development:On completion of this module students will also be able to:
-Gather and critically evaluate information from a wide range of sources
-Think logically, systematically and conceptually in order to demonstrate an evidence based approach to professional practice through the use of X-ray tutorial sessions, and research evidence and argument.
- Reflect upon radiographic images produced.

Indicative Module Content:

Justification of radiographic examinations
Optimisation of radiographic practice for advanced/modified technique X-ray examinations
Radiation protection principles
Critical evaluation of radiographic images

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Computer Aided Lab


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active learning through group tutorials, scenario-based learning, reflective writing, scenario based tutorial, critical writing, reflective learning, case-based learning and appraisal of radiographic images. 
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: Mid-term assessment Unspecified No Graded No


Examination: End-of-term assessment (short- and long- answer questions, some of which are image-based) Week 12 No 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

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Philomena Donohoe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Diana Duggan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Jennifer Grehan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Dearbhla Kearney Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Jaka Potocnik Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Louise Rainford 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) - 26 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 33 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 16:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 24, 32 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 23, 26 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 4 Week(s) - 22 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 4 Week(s) - 26 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 5 Week(s) - 24, 32 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 6 Week(s) - 23, 26 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 8 Week(s) - 22 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 8 Week(s) - 26 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Laboratory Offering 9 Week(s) - 24, 32 Fri 13:00 - 13:50
Laboratory Offering 11 Week(s) - 22, 26 Fri 13:00 - 13:50
Laboratory Offering 12 Week(s) - 24, 32 Fri 14:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 14 Week(s) - 22, 26 Fri 14:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 17 Week(s) - 23, 29 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 18 Week(s) - 23, 29 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50