Diagnostic Radiography Modules

Year 3 (Trimester 1)

CT and MRI

DRG3003

This module integrates and builds upon the prior modules on topic areas covered such as, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology; clinical reasoning; patient care; radiation safety and protection and equipment instrumentation (advanced modalities). These topics will be revisited considering various body regions in cross sectional imaging.

Students are expected to be familiar with the procedures performed in both CT and MRI, with specific emphasis on patient preparation; pre-/during/post-procedure care (which includes screening for contraindications, instructions, post-procedural advice); contrast media administration and management of anaphylaxis and patient safety measures. Students should be trained in resuscitation procedures and BCLS to assist in managing clinical emergencies which may arise during the procedure.


Sonography and Mammography

DRG3004

This module integrates and builds upon the prior modules on topic areas covered such as, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology; clinical reasoning; patient care; radiation safety and protection and equipment instrumentation (advanced modalities). These topics will be revisited considering common ultrasound procedures and breast imaging procedures (mammography and breast ultrasound). Students are expected to be familiar with the procedures performed in ultrasound and breast imaging, including patient preparation; pre-/during/post-procedure care (which includes screening for contraindications, instructions, post-procedural advice); contrast media administration and management of anaphylaxis and patient safety measures. Students should be trained in resuscitation procedures and BCLS to assist in managing clinical emergencies which may arise during the procedure.


Radiological and Cross-Sectional Anatomy

HSC2104

Review of normal surface and gross anatomical relationships and organisation. Location and identification of gross anatomical structures in transverse, sagittal and coronal planes. Sectional anatomy of normal anatomical structures and normal variants of the head, brain and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine, musculoskeletal on plain and contrast radiographic, CT and MR images.


Year 3 (Trimester 2)

Fluoroscopic and Angiographic Practice

DRG3001

This module integrates and builds upon the prior modules on topic areas covered such as, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology; clinical reasoning; patient care; radiation safety and protection and equipment instrumentation. These topics will be revisited in greater breadth and depth specific to fluoroscopy, OT radiography and angiography.

Students are expected to be familiar with the fluoroscopic procedures performed in each of the three areas, with specific emphasis on patient preparation; pre-/during/post-procedure care (which includes screening for contraindications, instructions, post-procedural advice); contrast media administration and management of anaphylaxis. Students should be trained in resuscitation procedures and BCLS to assist in managing clinical emergencies which may arise during the procedure.


Radiography Clinical Reasoning

DRG3006

This module aims to enable students to develop clinical reasoning and decision making among the scope of radiography profession. Starting from common clinical problems in radiography, students will develop their learning in an innovative, interdisciplinary and integrated approach within the correspondent topic. Each topic will be triggered based on common clinical situations, frequent in Radiographer's clinical practice. The students will work in groups, developing the semiological and technical argument concerning the problem to be solved. The topics to be covered include emergency and trauma; infectious diseases; cardiovascular diseases; and oncological diseases.


Honours Thesis Proposal

DRG3801

This module prepares students for their honours thesis. Students enrolled in this module will develop a research proposal and submit the proposal for examination at the end of the study period. The research proposal will include the research questions or hypotheses, a critical review of the literature, proposed methodology taking into account ethical considerations, and a project plan. Students will also be equipped with basic research knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing research at honours level.


Clinical Practice in Medical Imaging 1

DRG3901

In this module, students have the opportunity to attend 6 weeks of clinical practice education (CPE) in the healthcare institutions. Students will be expected to acquire clinical experience in specialised imaging procedures while consolidating their clinical skills in general radiography. A subset of students will also be developing their competencies in CT brain imaging (the others will complete this requirement in other CPE modules). They are also required to reflect upon their own clinical practice.


Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging

DRG4002

This module aims to prepare students with the concept of Professional & Inter-professional education (IPE), to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. In Inter-professional Education students will work in small interdisciplinary groups designed to model working professional teams. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of other disciplines’ roles and improving awareness of how effective teamwork and communication may benefit the care of patients with chronic diseases.

Through this module, students will be well-prepared to enter collaborative practice inter-professional partnerships for the optimization of patient health outcomes.


Year 3 (Trimester 3)

Clinical Practice in Medical Imaging 2

DRG3902

In this module, students have the opportunity to attend 6 weeks of clinical practice education (CPE) in the healthcare institutions. Students will be expected to acquire clinical experience in specialised imaging procedures while consolidating their clinical skills in general radiography. A subset of students will also be developing their competencies in CT brain imaging (the others will complete this requirement in other CPE modules). They are also required to reflect upon their own clinical practice.

 


Honours Thesis

DRG4801

The aim of the module is to facilitate the students to actively participate in a research process, and in so doing understand the theoretical and practical aspects of research. The module aims to develop a solid appreciation of the value of research in clinical practice. It aims to encourage ongoing critical evaluation in clinical practice.