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Radiology

Level of Study

Master

Teaching semester

Third semester (spring)

Objectives and Content

Aim:

Through the teaching in radiology, the aim is to give the student an introduction to image diagnostics and its possibilities and limitations, focusing on image diagnostics related to the human musculoskeletal system. The students will learn to interpret descriptions of X-ray images, including CT scan and MRI, and connect these to clinical findings.

Content:

The teaching in radiology covers methodology, procedures, picture analyses, as well as indications and algorithms. Radiological findings are related to clinical findings, focusing on the musculoskeletal system.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge:

The student should hold

* hold basic knowledge about radiological modalities, technical composition and function.

* hold knowledge about practical execution of examinations with the different modalities

* hold knowledge about the principles in image analysis when diagnosing disease by means of morphological and functional changes expressed in different images, e.g. ultrasound, MRI, CT and X-rays

Skills:

The student should be

* able to assess indications for use of different procedures, and be familiar with algorithms for explaining different clinical problems

* should be able to adapt suitable treatment measures based on clinical information and the radiological examination

General competence:

The student can communicate theoretical issues, analyses and insights in the field with both researcher and the general public

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The teaching in medical radiology is divided into three modules:

1. One week of introductory course to radiology focusing on nerve-, muscle- and skeletal radiology: The main focus in this part is to give a thorough introduction to image diagnostics related to the nerve and musculoskeletal system. Image analysis is related to the most important diseases within the musculoskeletal system and to differential diagnostic assessments. The teaching material includes images from different cases or patients.

2. Decentralized part; this is an expansion of the teaching in medical radiology and consists of 1-2 days of visitation at a hospital or an X-ray clinic. The student arranges his or her own visit. At this visit, the students should participate in the preparation of radiological examinations, and attend the demonstration. The student shall gain insight in how an image diagnostic examination is performed, in order to be able to inform the patient about this in advance as the referring manual therapist

3. Case report with review; This is also mainly decentralized in form of group work together with their clinical supervisor to promote knowledge about radiological findings related to different clinical problems. The students will prepare a case report, preferably electronically, and the cases are reviewed plenary in the last semester. The main focus is on general principles for image diagnostics and indications for different radiological procedures related to the musculoskeletal system. The students will gain knowledge about the preparation of the patients, practical implementation of the procedures and common explanatory algorithms.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory attendance

Forms of Assessment

2 hours written exam at the end of the one-week-course.

The case report is assessed as approved/not approved.

The students` radiological knowledge may also be evaluated as part of the final practical exam in manual therapy, where the student should demonstrate if possible image diagnostic findings correspond to clinical findings. The candidate should suggest potentially further radiological examinations related to the nerve and musculoskeletal system.

The students must document completed visitation in a hospital or X-ray clinic.

Internal examiner

Grading Scale

Pass/fail

Reading List

Literature that composes the basis for the students` learning activity will be suggested.

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

e-mail: studie@igs.uib.no

Course coordinators:

Jan Magnus Bjordal and Torill Hystad

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    20.03.2020, 12:00
    Duration
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    01.02.2020
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam