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IMAG5042: Essential Imaging for Clinicians

This unit of study provides students with a practical and clinically relevant overview of imaging in medicine. The fundamentals of imaging modalities are described, considering risks and benefits and implications for clinical decision making. Topics are organised by system, and clinically relevant cases are used to illustrate key concepts. Assessments reflect clinical practice and focus on the use of imaging in the diagnosis and management of clinical scenarios, and the role of medical imaging in the broader medical landscape. On completion of the unit, students will recognise common and important cases and improve their ability to appropriately order and interpret commonly used tests.

Code IMAG5042
Academic unit Anaesthesia PGCW
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. discuss the risks, benefits and limitations of a range of imaging modalities and interventional procedures with patients and relate discussions to common clinical scenarios
  • LO2. assess patients for relative risks and contra-indications to specific imaging modalities or agents, and devise an alternative management plan if appropriate
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of evidence based imaging pathways
  • LO4. design and justify imaging plans for patients presenting with common clinical scenarios, considering the benefits and limitations of modalities in demonstrating the suspected pathology
  • LO5. evaluate the role of imaging in supplementing clinical signs and symptoms, and the results of other investigations
  • LO6. interpret basic imaging investigations in commonly encountered and/or life threatening clinical scenarios
  • LO7. consider the presence or absence of underlying causes and complications on imaging, and assess scans accordingly
  • LO8. integrate a knowledge of anatomy to the pathology demonstrated on imaging
  • LO9. propose relevant follow-up investigations for equivocal or non-diagnostic examinations.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.