MEDI 7051 Evidence Based Imaging and Clinical Pathways
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401321
Coordinator James Nol Opens in new window
Description Evidence based imaging is a foundation tool that ensures patients are referred to pertinent modalities for tests of high sensitivity and specificity while fostering a cognisance to the harm of investigations such as the low sensitivity of certain modalities to certain investigations, radiation effects and the societal costs of the health budget. This core unit will enable health professionals with an understanding of the best evidence based diagnostic algorithm "pathway" for the different clinical presentations. In conjunction with the radiobiology unit, this will also equip clinicians with the knowledge to better evaluate the risk versus benefit for any examination requested.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Pre-requisite(s) MEDI 7059
Must be enrolled in 4767 Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI), 4768 Graduate Diploma of Advanced Imaging (MRI) or 4769 Grad Certificate in Advanced Imaging (MRI)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Critically analyse the principles of evidence-based health care practice for the delivery of diagnostic imaging in the clinical context.
- Develop a template algorithm for diagnostic imaging studies of the brain, spine, upper abdomen, pelvis, knee and shoulder.
- Develop Algorithm Charts for different clinical indications.
- Review ethical and safety frameworks in health care and their application to practical diagnostic referral issues.
- Advocate Evidence Based Medicine practice for Imaging Pathways.
- Identify the ideal clinical and diagnostic pathway best suited for a patient's condition.
- Principles of evidence based medicine to Imaging.
- Algorithm Charts to incorporate continuing change for diagnostic pathways.
- Evalutation of current diagnostic Imaging pathways of different clinical presentations.
- Ethical evaluation of the harm versus benefit of diagnostic imaging modalities.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Literature Review||1500 words||40||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||1500 words including charts, tables and figures x 8||40||N||Individual|
|Presentation||10 minutes + 1 Abstract||20||N||Individual|
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