|10247015||Faculty of Health Sciences||Department: Radiography|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
All students must register for NVB 700 Research principles.
Also consult the General Academic Regulations G16-G29.
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75% (not rounded) in all the modules for the degree.
Minimum credits: 120
Basic knowledge of General Pathology. Pathology and pathogenesis of some of the more common disease in several of the organ systems and integration of clinical features with the pathological aspect of a disease.
Development and submission of a research protocol.
Integration of anatomical concepts related to the general as well specialised imaging procedures specific to radiographic technique and image interpretation regarding the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, head and neck, vertebral column, the nervous system: brain and upper and lower limbs.
Continuation of the research process which includes the implementation of the approved research protocol and writing up a research essay of the completed research project.
Integration of administrative and management principles. Legal and ethical requirements in management of a radiography department. Drafting a quality assurance programme and manual for a radiography department. Management of reject image analysis compilation of a programme and implantation thereof. Compiling radiation safety protection protocols. Conducting and management of quality control tests on all types of radiation emitting equipment and accessories. Staff evaluations and quality of service programmes.
Advance application of image interpretation principles in image evaluation of the head and neck, chest and abdomen, axial and appendicular skeleton in biplane, three dimensional and cross sectional images. Radiographic report writing skills.
Introduction to principles of CT scan. Image acquisition, processing and image evaluation and interpretation normal as well pathological images of head, neck, thorax, abdomen and musculo-skeletal system. Application of Quality assurance including quality control and radiation safety principles for all investigations and procedures. Knowledge on Contrast media administration for all the different types of procedures and investigations. Patient care. Medico-legal aspects. Clinical application and evaluation by means of case studies.
Review of basic MRI principles, image weighting and contrast, spatial encoding, k-space, image formation, instrumentation, MRI safety, trade-offs between parameters, pulse sequences, flow phenomena and basic principles of MRA. Artifacts in MRI/ Contrast agents. Functional imaging techniques and applications for various types of investigations.
Interventional procedures for both adult and paediatric which includes all specialised radiographic modalities such as CT, MRI and Ultrasound.. Imaging principles and post processing. Intervention equipment considerations for all imaging modalities and accessory equipment for different procedures, investigations and interventions. Contrast media application and drug administration for all the different types of procedures and investigations. Patient care. Medico-legal aspects. Radiation protection. Quality assurance including quality control. Clinical application and evaluation by means of case studies.
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