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Course title

English Terminology for Radiographers

Course code

Valo1881

Credit points

2

ECTS creditpoints

3

Total Contact Hours

40

Number of hours for seminars and practical assignments

40

Independent study hours

40

Date of course confirmation

19.12.2011

Responsible Unit




 

Course developers

Maija Kurmiņa

Course abstract

The course aims to provide radiography students the opportunity to learn the English terms used in the specialty. The course is designed to learn the different imaging terminology in English, to learn the pronunciation and spelling of the terms, as well as principles for construction of terminology.

Learning outcomes

Upon course completion students will be able to demonstrate:
1) Academic competences: knowledge and understanding of the radiographic terminology in English;
2) Professional competences:
- skills to use English terminology for professional purposes;
- skills to translate the terms in descriptions of radiological examinations and equipment, hardware manuals.

Course plan

No. Topic Planned amount in hours
1. Introduction to radiographic terminology in English S6
2. Examination of patients in hospitals and clinics S4
3. A test S2
4. Radiology - the medical science sector S6
5. Computed tomography S4
6. Magnetic resonance S4
7 Translation of text in speciality S2
8. A test S2
9. Fluoroscopy, angiography S4
10. Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology S6

Requirements for awarding credit points

- Tests (2) - 20%
- Individual work - 30%
- Examination (written) - 50%

Compulsory reading

1. Banerjee A., Radiology Made Easy. Second Edition. UK, Cambridge University Press, 2006
2. Check Your English Vocabulary for Medicine. A&C Black Publishers Ltd Staff, 2006
3. Dahnert W., Radiology Review Manual. 6th Edition. William&Wilkins, 2007
4. Daffner R., Clinical Radiology, 2007
5. Bickley L.,Szilasyi P., Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. Lippincott Williams&Wilkins, 2007

Further reading

1. Coulehan J., Block M., The Medical Interview. Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice. Fifth Edition, F.A.Davis Company,2007
2. Glendinning E., Holmstrom B., English in Medicine. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
3. Glendinning E., Howard R., Professional English in Use. Medicine. Cambridge University Press, 2007
4. Mettler F., Essentials of Radiology. W.B.Saunders Company, 1996
5. Weissleder R., Wittenberg I. and others Primer of Diagnostic Imaging. Fourth Edition. Mosby, 2007

Periodicals and other sources

1. http://www.physician.com/portal
2. http://www.healthline.com/
3. http://www.patientcareonline.com
4. http://www.radiology.org/
5. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/
6. http://www.rtstudents.com/
7. http://www.radiologyeducation.com/
8. What is Radiology? A Simple Guide http://www.rad.usuhs.mil/rad/home/whatis.html


Course title Introduction to Radiological Methods

Course code Medi3044

Credit points 2

ECTS creditpoints 3

Total Contact Hours 32

Number of hours for lectures 16

Number of hours for seminars and practical assignments 16

Independent study hours 48

Date of course confirmation 28.10.2011

Responsible Unit Faculty of Medicine

Course developers

Kārlis Kupčs


Prerequisite knowledge

Medi1045, Anatomy and Physiology I

Medi1047, Radiography and Ethics

Medi2030, Anatomy and Physiology II

Medi2049, Radiographic Science, Imaging I

Medi3041, Radiographic Science, Imaging II

Course abstract

Study course aims to provide basic knowledge and understanding of computer tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound and radionuclide diagnostic examinations. Acquire theoretical knowledge on available hardware of the CT, MRI, the physical basis, terms used in the investigations, preparation of patient investigation, examination, indications and contraindications, possible artifacts and their prevention

Learning outcomes

Upon course completion students will understand CT, MRI, physical and technical basis of the examination, will know the main indications, contraindications. Will be able to ask questions and prepare the patient to carry out examinations, will understand the equipment and hardware information in the guide, and driven orientation in the specialized literature.

Course plan

1. CT examination, the physical basics and terminology, which is used for CT examinations L2, S2

2. CT examination protocols, standards and image post-processing L2, S2

3. CT examination tactics L2, S2

4. CT examination tactics of various body systems examinations L2, S2

5. MR examination, the physical fundamentals and terms, as used in MRI examinations L2, S2

6. MR image parameters L2, S2

7. MR examination tactics L2, S2

8. MR examination tactics of various body systems examinations L2, S2

Requirements for awarding credit points


The course's final assessment consists of:

- 3 tests – 20%

- practical exercises - 30%

- exam (written) - 50%

Compulsory reading

1. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology, 5th Edition (2008) A textbook of Medical Imaging, Churchill Livingstone

2. Webb R, Brabt W & Helms C (2005) Fundamentals of Body CT , 3rd edition, Saunders Co

3. Ray H Hashemi,William G Bradley ,Christopher J Lisanti MRI: The Basics; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2nd edition; 2004

4. Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves, Martin R. Prince MRI from Picture to Proton; Cambridge University Press; 2 edition; 2007

5. Mootoo S. Chunasamy MRI Guide for Technologists: A Step by Step Approach; 1st Books Library; 1 edition; 2003

6. Catherine Westbrook Handbook of MRI Technique; Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition; 2008

7. Torsten Moeller, Emil Reif, Dietrich Herrmann MRI Parameters and Positioning; Georg Thieme Verlag; 1 edition; 2002

8. Ultrasound, Thieme Clinical Companions, Thieme; 1st edition, 2007, 484 p.

Further reading

1. B. Block. Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy, Thieme; 1 edition, 2004, 282 p.

2. M. Hofer. Ultrasound Teaching Manual, Thieme; 2nd edition, 2005), 120 p.

3. Weir J& Abrahams P An Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, Mosby Year Book Inc, 2003, 224 p.

4. M. Hofer. Teaching Manual of Color Duplex Sonography, Thieme; 2nd edition, 2004, 108 lpp.

5. Armstrong P &Waster M. Diagnostic Imaging 4th edition, Blackwell, 1998

6. Nemiro J., Amoliņš A.,Medicīniskā Rentgenoloģija – Rīga, Zvaigzne, 1983

Periodicals and other sources

1. Radioloģijas enciklopēdija www.medcyclopaedia.com

2. Radiogrāfijas enciklopēdija www.wikiradiography.com

3. Radiography

4. European Journal of Radiology

5. MR fizikas pamati: www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri

6. MR fizikas pamati: www. spinwarp.ucsd.edu/neuroweb/Text/br

7. MR fizikas pamati: www.authorstream.com/.../aSGuest1645-98178-mri-basics-lecture-9-26-science-technology-ppt-powerpo


Course title

Introduction to Radiological Methods

Course code

Medi3044

Credit points

3

ECTS creditpoints

4.50

Total Contact Hours

60

Number of hours for lectures

35

Number of hours for seminars and practical assignments

25

Independent study hours

60

Date of course confirmation

28.10.2011

Responsible Unit

Faculty of Medicine

 

Course developers

Kārlis Kupčs

Prerequisite knowledge

Medi1045, Anatomy and Physiology I
Medi1047, Radiography and Ethics
Medi2030, Anatomy and Physiology II
Medi2049, Radiographic Science, Imaging I
Medi3041, Radiographic Science, Imaging II

Course abstract


Study course aims to provide basic knowledge and understanding of computer tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound and radionuclide diagnostic examinations. Acquire theoretical knowledge on available hardware of the CT, MRI, US, the physical basis, terms used in the investigations, preparation of patient investigation, examination, indications and contraindications, possible artifacts and their prevention.

Learning outcomes


Upon course completion students will understand CT, MRI, US physical and technical basis of the examination, will know the main indications, contraindications. Will be able to ask questions and prepare the patient to carry out examinations, will understand the equipment and hardware information in the guide, and driven orientation in the specialized literature.

Course plan


1. CT examination, the physical basics and terminology, which is used for CT examinations L4, S2
2. CT examination protocols, standards and image post-processing L2, S2
3. CT examination tactics L2, S2
4. CT examination tactics of various body systems examinations L4, S2
5. MR examination, the physical fundamentals and terms, as used in MRI examinations L4, S2
6. MR image parameters L2, S2
7. MR examination tactics L2, S2
8. MR examination tactics of various body systems examinations L4, S2
9. Ultrasound physical fundamentals, ultrasonic equipment L2, S2
10. Visual images L1, S1
11. US examination tactics of various body systems examinations L8, S6

Requirements for awarding credit points


The course's final assessment consists of:
- 3 tests – 20%
- practical exercises - 30%
- exam (written) - 50%

Compulsory reading


1. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology, 5th Edition (2008) A textbook of Medical Imaging, Churchill Livingstone
2. Webb R, Brabt W & Helms C (2005) Fundamentals of Body CT , 3rd edition, Saunders Co
3. Ray H Hashemi,William G Bradley ,Christopher J Lisanti MRI: The Basics; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2nd edition; 2004
4. Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves, Martin R. Prince MRI from Picture to Proton; Cambridge University Press; 2 edition; 2007
5. Mootoo S. Chunasamy MRI Guide for Technologists: A Step by Step Approach; 1st Books Library; 1 edition; 2003
6. Catherine Westbrook Handbook of MRI Technique; Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition; 2008
7. Torsten Moeller, Emil Reif, Dietrich Herrmann MRI Parameters and Positioning; Georg Thieme Verlag; 1 edition; 2002
8. Ultrasound, Thieme Clinical Companions, Thieme; 1st edition, 2007, 484 p.

Further reading


1. B. Block. Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy, Thieme; 1 edition, 2004, 282 p.
2. M. Hofer. Ultrasound Teaching Manual, Thieme; 2nd edition, 2005), 120 p.
3. Weir J& Abrahams P An Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, Mosby Year Book Inc, 2003, 224 p.
4. M. Hofer. Teaching Manual of Color Duplex Sonography, Thieme; 2nd edition, 2004, 108 lpp.
5. C. Henningsen. Clinical Guide to Ultrasonography, Mosby; 1st edition, 2004, 608 p.
6. . Stocksley. Abdominal Ultrasound, Greenwich Medical Media; 1st edition, 2001, 298 p.
7. Armstrong P &Waster M. Diagnostic Imaging 4th edition, Blackwell, 1998
8. Nemiro J., Amoliņš A.,Medicīniskā Rentgenoloģija – Rīga, Zvaigzne, 1983

Periodicals and other sources


1. Radioloģijas enciklopēdija www.medcyclopaedia.com
2. Radiogrāfijas enciklopēdija www.wikiradiography.com
3. Radiography
4. European Journal of Radiology
5. MR fizikas pamati: www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri
6. MR fizikas pamati: www. spinwarp.ucsd.edu/neuroweb/Text/br
7. MR fizikas pamati: www.authorstream.com/.../aSGuest1645-98178-mri-basics-lecture-9-26-science-technology-ppt-powerpo
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