RDGY20180 Clinical Practice of Radiography 2

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module provides opportunities for students to develop competence when performing X-ray examinations in all general areas of the Imaging Department. This is a year long module which runs predominately in Spring but some clinical components will run in Autumn. During approximately nine weeks of Clinical Placement, students undertake a range of general radiographic examinations of patients under the supervision of qualified clinical staff. In addition, students develop skills that enable their useful contribution to clinical practice during fluoroscopy and mobile work, and should be able to perform or assist with a range of patient care and support duties. Clinical staff monitor each student's progress, assisting with specific difficulties, and helping the individual develop each of these areas of competency. Full attendance at clinical placement is compulsary and any missed clinical placement time must be rectified as per CORU requirements.

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Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:
-Competently perform a range of general radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, acknowledging when help is required.
-Demonstrate an understanding of the role of other healthcare professionals during fluoroscopy and mobile radiography examinations.
- Competently perform a single plane theatre imaging examination.

Professional Skills:
-Demonstrate confident ability in applying a logical programme to the assessment of image quality for a range of general radiographic examinations.
-Show knowledge of practical difficulties which may be encountered during routine and more specialised skeletal examinations and demonstrate the ability to overcome these.
-Describe and perform some modifications to technique for patients with minor disability or acute injury.

Personal / Professional Development:
-Perform as an effective, though still limited, team member within the imaging department.
-Demonstrate an awareness of the need for critical consideration of all aspects of a radiographic examination.
-Demonstrate personal ability to care for patients appropriately during all examinations.

Indicative Module Content:

Justification of imaging referrals
Communication of risk benefit to patients
Professionalism in working as a multidisciplinary team member
Optimisation of radiographic technique for X-ray examinations, fluoroscopy and theatre examinations
Critical thinking and reflective writing
Radiation protection

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


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:

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
RDGY10030 - Clinical Pract Radiography 1

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio. Completion of ROCP objectives.
This includes a must-pass Theatre competency Pass/Fail assessment.
Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Oral Examination: MUST PASS EXAMINATION: Image based assessment. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Practical Examination: MUST PASS EXAMINATION: The student will undertake x3 radiographic examinations covering: a spine, chest and either an abdomen or pelvis x-ray examination, in the clinical department. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
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
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Jennifer Grehan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr John Stowe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
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