Awareness of Error in Diagnostic Imaging
The key aim of this module is to further enable health care professionals to use radiological images from all imaging modalities effectively in their practice. It begins by looking at how we perceive images and the main types of error which may occur.
The module analyses the opportunities for error to occur in image interpretation from a generic basis which can subsequently be continued within a specific anatomical or service area as part of advanced practice. It looks at how errors made in image interpretation can affect service delivery and users, and how they can be reduced in practice.
Who the module is aimed at
This module is relevant to professionals who use or interpret images in their practice, typically diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers and nurses.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
This module will improve the quality of your professional decision-making processes.
What you learn
The purpose of this module is the help you to develop a broad understanding of the complexities of imaging in relation to your area of practice.
General areas covered
- imaging in diagnosis
- inter-observer and intra-observer variation
- principles and consequent use of radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine
- causes of error and misdiagnosis
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
The knowledge gained should allow you to develop the skills you need to effectively use images in your practice.
Unique or interesting features
Various formative online activities will allow you to prepare for your summative assignment, and allow you to benefit from the insights of other students from different international settings.
Can be used towards a formal image interpretation or MSc-level award in Diagnostic Imaging.
To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:
- a reliable internet connection
- Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
- the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
Fees and Funding for 2021/22
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £710
EU / International students: £710 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below
• Relevant professional health qualification
• Relevant work experience
• Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support.
You normally need to hold a degree level qualification and be a recognised and approved health professional in your home country, registered to practice professionally. If you are applying straight from your degree, a first or upper second class degree is normally required.
International students must also have one of the following:-
• English IELTS score of 6.5 • TOEFL paper score of 590 • TOEFL computer score of 245 • TOEFL iBT of 90.
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to commence delivery in January 2022. The module is normally delivered over a 12 week period.
This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Assignment
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits