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Fundamentals of Computed Tomography (CT) Head Image Interpretation

Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging

Introduction

This module aims to enable you to learn the theoretical knowledge required to interpret CT images of the head through the study of radiographic appearances commonly seen in acute and emergency care. It is relevant to all health professionals who have an interest in, or require an understanding of CT head images. The module will help you develop and apply skills to recognise normal and abnormal appearances of CT head images. By the end of the module you will be able to synthesise clinical information commonly seen in acute and emergency care with CT head image appearances to enable you to describe the appearances in a written format.

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. 

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

This module aims to enable you to learn the theoretical knowledge required to interpret CT images of the head through the study of radiographic appearances commonly seen in acute and emergency care. It is relevant to all health professionals who have an interest in, or require an understanding of CT head images.

The module will develop and apply skills to recognise normal and abnormal appearances of CT head images. By the end you will be able to synthesise clinical information commonly seen in acute and emergency care with CT head image appearances to enable you to describe the appearances in a written format.

This module alone does not prove competence to provide medical reports, professionals undertaking it will be able to use their knowledge and skills to enhance the service they provide according to their employer's policies.  For Diagnostic Radiographers, this module will enhance your 'red dot' skills. Those wishing to move into formal radiographic reporting are advised to seek the advice of the Module Leader.

What you learn 

The module will develop and apply skills to recognise normal and abnormal appearances of CT head images. By the end you will be able to synthesise clinical information commonly seen in acute and emergency care with CT head image appearances to enable you to describe the appearances in a written format.

General areas covered 

  • Principles of CT and imaging protocols
  • Normal anatomy/variants
  • Trauma, raised intra-cranial pressure, masses and other pathologies
  • Clinical audit and search strategies

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

Technical skills in image interpretation.

Unique or interesting features

Successful completion of this module may be used for entry into, or as a part of more formal qualifications in Image Reporting.

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer  

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £670 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding 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 Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional health qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
    • Must use or have access to CT Head scan images in their work.

    (The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS of 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence during w/c 30th September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019. 

    This module is delivered via distance learning.  Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.







    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Phase Test

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Marcus Elkington - M.T.Elkington@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2373
AlliedHealth@shu.ac.uk

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