This module will enable you to develop the skills to analyse and synthesise the principles of vision psychophysics in the context of diagnostic image assessment as well as the application of the principles of performance measurement in diagnostic image reporting. You will also learn to assess the role of the practitioner engaged in diagnostic image reporting from a medico−legal perspective and the recognition and assessment of the factors involved in image pattern recognition.
- 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
This course is delivered in two blocks and is a 15 credit module delivered over one semester:
- Block one attendance: 12 - 14 September 2018
- Block two attendance: 5 - 7 December 2018
- Optional attendance: 24 January 2019
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.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
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 - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma HSM132
- 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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