Reporting - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma 15 Credits at SCQF Level 11

1. Overview

In relation to patho-physiological appearances on diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo-skeletal systems, this module will enable you to develop skills in appraisal and communicate patho-physiological and trauma related findings, relative to the clinical presentation of the patient; critically assess the factors involved in pattern recognition, image interpretation and the reporting of clinical findings; understand the significance of normal variant appearances.

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, interpretive and evaluative skills required for recognition and interpretation of patho−physiological appearances demonstrated on diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems.

This is a 15 credit module delivered over one semester. It can be taken in conjunction with modules HSM131, HSM133, HSM134 as a route to a PgCert and will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to develop a knowledge base related to patho−physiological appearances in conventional diagnostic imaging.

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

2. What you will study

  • Clinical application of the principles of pattern recognition and image interpretation of diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems
  • Principles of reporting, specific to the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal system
  • Radiological appearances of normal and pathological presentations of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems
  • Role of other imaging modalities in the diagnosis of appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal conditions
  • Normal variant conditions
  • Assessment and significance of clinical information in the context of the patient’s diagnostic pathway

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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