Reporting – Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma
Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11
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This course will enable you to develop skills in appraisal and communicate patho-physiological and trauma related findings relative to the clinical presentation of the patient. You will also be able to critically assess the factors involved in pattern recognition, image interpretation and the reporting of clinical findings, as well as understand the significance of normal variant appearances.
- 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
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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 course is delivered online and over 2 blocks and an optional day:
- Block one attendance: 12-14 September 2018
- Block two attendance: 5-7 December 2018
- Optional attendance: 24 January 2019
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Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
This module can be taken in conjunction with other Radiographic Reporting modules as a route to a PgCert.
- Reporting - Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting HSM131
- Reporting - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma HSM133
- Reporting - Diagnostic Image Reporting of the Axial Musculoskeletal System HSM134
This module is for registered health professionals working in a relevant area.
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