QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 92

With a range of learning and teaching methods, including placements in each year, this course will equip you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to work as diagnostic radiographer. BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography A diagnostic radiographer is a healthcare professional who acquires and evaluates images of the human body to diagnose disease and trauma. They use a range of high-tech imaging equipment and techniques and work closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide a person-centred service. The course is designed to progressively develop the student’s knowledge, understanding, ethical thinking skills and application of radiographic principles and techniques. This is achieved through close integration of the academic and clinical environment. Year One provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology, scientific and technological radiographic principles and the professional requirements of a diagnostic radiographer. Students are introduced to clinical practice in a two-week placement. In Year Two, students study radiographic equipment design and construction, research methods and further investigate general radiographic techniques. Application of radiographic technique is developed through 13 weeks of clinical placement. Year Three focuses on specialist radiographic theory and practice, as well as further developing the critical skills of evidence-based practice. Students continue to link theory and practice during 13 weeks of placement, which includes a 3-4 week elective placement. Year Four enhances, broadens and consolidates the student’s theoretical, research, professional and clinical skills to enable a smooth transition to working life. Students complete 13 weeks of clinical placement. We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision-making skills; role flexibility; and ability to learn from others. Year Two modules Introduction to Research/ Radiodiagnostic Physics and Equipment 2/ Diagnostic Practice 2/ Introduction to Clinical Practice in Diagnostic Imaging/ Clinical Practice in Diagnostic Imaging 2 Year Three modules Research Principles/ Diagnostic Practice 3/ Clinical Practice in Diagnostic Imaging 3/ Professional Practice 3/ Interprofessional Education 3 Year Four modules Structure This is a four-year, full-time honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year, as outlined, and a dissertation in Year Four. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. Applied Project/ Clinical Practice in Diagnostic Imaging 4/ Professional Practice 4/ Interprofessional Education 4 The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. “Diagnostic radiography is continuously evolving and is an interesting course to take part in.” Year One modules Introduction to the Human Body/ Manual Handling/ Science and Technology (D&T)/ Radiodiagnostic Physics and Equipment 1/ Professional Practice 1/ Diagnostic Practice 1/ Interprofessional Education 1 90 Matthew Roland BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography