This subject provides a structured introduction to the practical aspects of the clinical environment such as departmental structure, communication, patient care, movement and transfer, hygiene and infection control, basic terminology quality assurance and quality control and Occupational Health and Safety. Other topics covered include different body types, patient with special needs and those in different contexts and settings such as emergency and theatre. Basic techniques related to imaging of the chest will be covered together with associated common pathologies. Student learning is designed to complement and consolidate other areas studied during the on campus component of the Medical Imaging Course.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Radiographic terminology Body planes Body habitus Patient communication/Patient care Patient types (paediatric, geriatric, trauma) Basic positioning/examination principles Positioning aids Equipment variations/types Introduction to image critique Health Care System Emergency situations Introduction to radiographic settings such as: Departmental, Accident & Emergency Mobile (ward and theatre) Historical perspective of radiation science Occupational Health & Safety principles Hygiene Body mechanics/Patient Transfers and Movement Radiographic examination of the chest, with the following aspects being covered: -Gross anatomy - revise/consolidate material concurrently being learned in BMS 127 Human Anat.& Physiology1 -Radiographic anatomy - normal and common abnormal -Overview of major (common) indications for the chest examinations, including Effect on patient mobility Effect on radiographic parameters, as applicable Basic projections/image series/techniques Patient preparation / care Patient positioning, including common alternative techniques Immobilisation/positioning aids Technical parameters - centring, film size, film/screen combination, collimation, grid, FFD optimal kVp, and radiation protection Critical assessment of anatomical alignment - patient and image appearances Common supplementary/specialised projections/techniques, as applicable to examinations of the chest
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.