RDGY41660 Management Principles

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module aims to introduce postgraduate students to key management and quality principles that can be used in everyday clinical practice. This module suits students of all backgrounds and experience levels as it focuses on commonplace issues encountered in the radiology department. It will equip students with a theoretical knowledge of management principles and practical applications. The teaching will be a blend of online learning with face to face sessions.
This module will offer students the opportunity to understand ways to deal with people & patients, focus on clinical quality, understand financial, ethical and operational aspects of their work, consider infection control management and focus on the application of research into practice. Students will consider applying these principles to their workplace and also self-reflect on their own personal interests in this area.
Topics covered will include quality management, risk management, clinical audit, infection control management, organisational and human resource management, ethical issues, leadership, patient experience, research into practice, operational considerations & patient experience.
The module will aim overall to ensure that participants fully appreciate the role, scope and importance of the strategically managed radiology department, with an emphasis on their role within it. The module will stimulate and encourage individual inquiry into how best to apply management principles in their day to day practice.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the theories of leadership and evaluate the type of leadership in their own departments and their personal leadership style.
2. Analyse quality & risk management, safety & clinical audit theory & best practice guidelines and to critically appraise both their own role in quality management and how guidelines are practised in their own departments.
3. Summarise basic research principles and evaluate how current research could be implemented in practice.
4. Consider legal and ethical principles relevant to the students imaging modality.
5. Understand principles of financial management and the current processes within their department and critically evaluate areas of cost effectiveness in their modality.
6. Understand current principles on patient engagement in healthcare and evaluate their own personal and departmental approach to patient experience and advocacy.
7. Appreciate infection control principles and management in general and relevant to their own practice
8. Understand and analyse aspects of operational workflow, organisational behaviour and human resources relevant to their own practice, department and modality.

Indicative Module Content:

Key topics that will be addressed in the module include leadership; quality and risk management; financial considerations; teamwork, conflict and communication; infection control management; legal and ethical principles; patient experience; general radiology operations.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Conversation Class


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This blended module will include didactic lectures, reflective learning, enquiry and problem based style learning. Students will be expected to learn online and bring that learning to a face to face environment. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

It is recommended that all students are working currently in a radiology department.

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 be required to attend 2 study days and produce a reflection on each study day, relevant to their area of work. Unspecified n/a Graded No


Assignment: Students will complete an assignment relevant to their clinical practice, module learning outcomes and area of interest. Coursework (End of 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, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be given individual feedback on assessment & group feedback will also be offered. For the end of semester assignment, students will be given the opportunity to submit a draft and receive feedback.

Name Role
Ms Therese Herlihy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Mary Moran 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) - 10 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6, 10 Thurs 09:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 6, 10 Tues 14:00 - 16:50