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About Radiographic Image Analysis of the Appendicular Skeleton at University of Derby Online Learning

Image analysis is becoming a skill used by a range of allied healthcare professions outside of the radiology department and for radiographers there is a move within imaging departments to replace the old ‘red dot' system with radiographic commenting.

This self-guided course offers a practical introduction to analysis of radiographic images by assimilating information and formulating clinical opinion through diagnostic reasoning and interpretation of radiographic appearances.

The outcomes of this course have been considered to ensure that you develop and enhance your skills in the radiographic image interpretation of the upper and lower limb as well as your competency in evaluating and analysing radiographic appearances. This course will not enable you to formally report upon images. Reporting of radiographic images is beyond the remit of this course as this requires intensive training and legally cannot be undertaken by anyone not formally trained to do so. You must work within your scope of practice and abide by any professional and regulatory requirements.

Who is the Radiographic Image Analysis of the Appendicular Skeleton professional development course for?

Though open to anyone, this short course is ideally suited to radiographers and Allied Health Professional's (AHP) who work with radiographs and would like to improve their image viewing skills. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:

  • Radiographers
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

Whilst this course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.

During the Radiographic Image Analysis of the Appendicular Skeleton, you can expect to:

  • Develop and enhance your practice in the analysis of radiographic images of the appendicular skeleton.
  • Gain valuable skills in describing radiographic appearances and making diagnostic judgments in line with your own professional requirement.
  • Learn how to formulate a report based on the image appearances.

A flexible course that fits in with working and family life

This learner led course is open for continuous enrolment, which means it can be studied at any time and delivered 100% online, allowing you to manage your studies around work and family commitments. This is a self-guided course which involves reflective activities to assess subject understanding. Our online short courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating, thought provoking and rewarding.

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Course duration: 5 units, 5 hours of study per unit

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