Learning and assessment
The new programme commences with the Principles of Reporting module starting in September which introduces students to the fundamentals of image evaluation, clinical decision-making, accountability and responsibility.
The module challenges students to examine the impact of radiographic practice, technique and technology on the diagnostic quality of images as well as exploring the impact of terminology and phrasing on effective communication. Attendance is two block weeks: one in September and one in October. The assessment is a presentation and assignment.
Students then have the option to select either the Medical Image Reporting (Musculoskeletal) module or Medical Image Reporting (Chest & Abdomen) module, depending on their chosen scope of reporting practice. These modules use a range of image bank assessments, lectures, tutorials, group tasks and clinical practice activities to develop student knowledge and confidence in the reporting of images across a range of traumatic and pathological conditions.
The combination of theoretical and work-based learning maximises knowledge and skills that can be applied to practice. Attendance is three block weeks: Nov, Jan, March for MSK; Jan, March, April for Chest and Abdomen. The assessments include a portfolio, clinical audit of reporting practice, and examination.