RDGY10030 Clinical Practice of Radiography 1

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module introduces students to the operation of a clinical diagnostic imaging department, the care of different patient groups, the terminology and radiographic image appearance of bony pathology and clinical decision making in diagnostic imaging.
This is achieved through a combination of a number of weeks of clinical placement, small group practicals and lectures. The practical application of theory in a clinical setting affords students the opportunity to begin to undertake radiographic examinations of patients, under close supervision by clinical staff.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
- Competently perform a range of general radiographic examinations under direct supervision.
- Select and justify appropriate projections and technique for a range of commonly encountered clinical indications and patient presentations.

Professional Skills
Upon successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
- Apply a logical system to the assessment of image quality and radiographic outcomes for the x-ray examinations taught in Stage 1.
- Apply appropriate radiation protection measures.
- Demonstration professionalism in all interactions with patients and clinical staff.

Personal / Professional Development
Upon successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:
- Perform as an effective, though still limited, team member within the imaging department.
- Demonstrate personal ability to care for and communicate appropriately with patients.
- Critically reflect on their performance in clinical practice.

Indicative Module Content:

Patient care & professionalism in healthcare
Justification of X-ray examinations and optimisation of technique
Radiation protection
Radiographic technique for general X-ray examinations
Critical appraisal of general X-ray radiographic images

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Computer Aided Lab


Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; lab work; case-based learning; clinical placement 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Pre-requisites: Manual handling certification, Children first certification, Hand Hygiene certification and CPR certification
Students who fail to attend or fail to achieve a pass in either Basic Life Support or Manual Handling will have to re-take these components and reach a pass before entering clinical. Children first certification and Hand Hygiene certification must also be successfully completed prior to entering clinical.

Candidates must normally achieve at least 80% attendance at clinical placements, and must successfully complete relevant specified learning activities before taking the end of module assessment.
Candidates not achieving the requisite attendance stated above must, before completing the module and its assessments, undertake such clinical placement as is considered necessary to address the deficit.
Candidates who do not complete the module placements within the prescribed clinical placement period will be scheduled for Clinical Recovery Placements to facilitate students in the completion of the clinical placement requirements.The Clinical Recovery Placements will be scheduled in agreement with supervising Practice Tutors within the clinical environment, which may involve clinical placement during the summer months. Progression to the next stage is not normally allowed if the clinical modules identified in each stage of the programme are not completed prior to the start of the next academic session. For Stage 4 students graduation may be delayed until clinical recovery placements are completed.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Practical Examination: MUST PASS EXAMINATION: The student will undertake an extremity x-ray examination, in the clinical department. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio: Completion of ROCP objectives. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Oral Examination: MUST PASS EXAMINATION: Image based assessment Week 8 n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
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
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Kevin Cronin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Michaela Davis Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Jennifer Grehan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Anna Matuszak Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Éilish McDermott Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Jonathan McNulty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Maria-Luisa Mullins Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Michelle O'Connor Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Jaka Potocnik Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Computer Aided Lab Offering 1 Week(s) - 23, 24, 25 Fri 13:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22 Fri 13:00 - 15:00
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Fri 14:00 - 16:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 21 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 21 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 3 Week(s) - 21 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Laboratory Offering 4 Week(s) - 21 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 5 Week(s) - 21 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Laboratory Offering 6 Week(s) - 21 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Laboratory Offering 7 Week(s) - 21 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 8 Week(s) - 21 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Laboratory Offering 9 Week(s) - 21 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Laboratory Offering 10 Week(s) - 21 Fri 12:00 - 12:50