RDGY30750 Quality Improvement in Radiography

Academic Year 2021/2022

The overarching aims of this module are for students to understand key concepts in quality, risk and safety relevant to radiographic practice. This will be achieved through lectures focusing on aspects of quality such as national and international guidance, terminology, measurement of quality and key issues in radiographic practice. Discussion based sessions will be held to develop critical thinking in this area. Students will then be assigned tasks that they can undertake within their clinical placement in Stage 3.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand key national and international guidelines on quality, safety and risk in healthcare.
2. Critically analyse the applicability of guidelines in radiographic practice.
3. Understand how quality improvement is enacted and measure in healthcare.
4. Appreciate the patient perspective on quality improvement and discuss how clinical actions impact patients.
5. Analyse, reflect and discuss how various aspects of quality, safety and risk happen on a day to day basis in their clinical practice.

Indicative Module Content:

Key topics that will be addressed in the module include:

National and international guidance on quality, safety and risk in healthcare, with a focus on radiographic practice.
Measurement of quality improvement in healthcare
Leadership, communication and evidence based practice in quality.
Risk management and incident reporting in radiography.
Innovative trends in quality improvement.
The patient perspective on quality, safety and risk in healthcare.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This blended module will include didactic lectures, group discussion, enquiry and problem based style learning.
Students will be expected to engage with some online learning. 
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
Assignment: Students will completed an individual assignment chosen from selection of topics and formats. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Students will complete an ongoing task based assignment relevant to their clinical practice and area of interest. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Anna Matuszak Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Maria-Luisa Mullins Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Rachel Toomey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer