Radiography 180

Module code RAW 180
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

(a) Introduction to radiography. Concepts of ethics, profession and professionalism. Professional standards in radiography. Communication skills: interpersonal and scientific. Radiation protection concepts and equipment. Principles of infection control. Radiographic procedures and positioning principles. Care of the patient. Pathological condition. Related imaging modalities.
(b) Patients with special problems. Handling of paediatric patients and geriatric patients.
(c) Radiographic examinations: thorax, abdomen, extremities, hip, pelvis, spine and skull. Theoretical and practical instruction is used to integrate basic sciences and clinical radiography. Procedural considerations and positioning techniques. Selection of technique factors. Radiation protection. Pathological conditions and film evaluation. Problem-solving. Execution of radiographic examinations and procedures. Trauma.

Module credits 50.00
NQF Level 05
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 1 seminar per week, 4 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Radiography
Period of presentation Year

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