Reporting - Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting 15 Credits at SCQF Level 11

1. Overview

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, analytical, interpretive and evaluative skills required to underpin the practice of diagnostic image reporting.

The module will enable development of the skills to analyse and synthesise the principles of vision psychophysics in the context of diagnostic image assessment; application of the principles of performance measurement in diagnostic image reporting; assessment of the role of the practitioner engaged in diagnostic image reporting from a medico−legal perspective; recognition and assessment of the factors involved in image pattern recognition.

This is a 15 credit module delivered over one semester. It can be taken in conjunction with modules HSM132, HSM133, HSM134 as a route to a PgCert and will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to understand the principles applied in the assessment and interpretation of diagnostic images.

You will be a registered health professional working in a relevant area

2. What you will study

  • Psychophysical principles related to visual perception and vision physiology; decision thresholds, decision making and clinical reasoning; principles of pattern recognition.
  • Application of performance measurement in image reporting including, sensitivity, specificity, accuracy; statistical Inter−rater reliability evaluation; Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves
  • Medico−legal perspectives in image reporting, including governance requirements; audit and research.

3. How to apply

Please complete the application form and forward it to

Health Sciences CPD Application Form 2015-16 (DOC 230KB)

4. Course Costs

This module costs £640.

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15 Credits at SCQF Level 11

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Course Length

12 Weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning

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