Full Title:Diagnostic Imaging
Module Code:VETS S7005
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The student will have the ability to take diagnostic images safely & effectively.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Correctly prepare & position animals for obtaining diagnostic images.
  2. Apply prior knowledge to safely operate x-ray machines, radiation monitoring equipment, PPE and positioning aids.
  3. Develop radiographic films safely & optimally.
  4. Describe the principles of other imaging techniques such as ultrasonography, MRI, CT & nuclear scintigraphy

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Radiation protection principles.
Principles of X- Ray production.
Patient preparation for specific imaging procedures
Correct development & display of radiography films.
Correct nomenclature for description of radiographic views
Anatomical surface marking for proper positioning of patients.
Physical and chemical patient restraint and immobilisation.
Recognition of faults in equipment & technique that affect diagnostic quality and safety.
Patient positioning & optimal radiographic technique
Digital X-rays, DR X-rays.
The principles of ultrasonography & equipment use
Nuclear medicine, CT scans, MRI scans.
Restrain and position model animals for diagnostic imaging.
Use of x-ray machine, radiation monitoring equipment, cassettes and positioning aids.
Processing and developing radiographic images, using manual and automated methods.
Demonstration of setting up ultrasound machines, various probes.
Examination of radiographs and identification of injuries, film faults, positioning errors, processing and exposure faults.
Practical skills tests.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical examination on radiography & film appraisal 1,2,3 30.00 0 0 Week 12 0
Multiple Choice Questions n/a 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 8 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students who do not attend the practical classes may have to repeat-attend the module.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Aspinal, V. 2008, Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing, 2nd ed. Ed., 1,10,12, Elsevier [ISBN: 0080452663]
  • Joanna M. Bassert, Dennis M. McCurnin 2010, McCurnin's clinical textbook for veterinary technicians, 7th ed. Ed., 19, Saunders/Elsevier [ISBN: 1416057005]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Lee, R. 1995, Manual of Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging, 2nd ed. Ed., BSAVA [ISBN: 0905214269]
  • Easton, S. 2012, Practical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, 2nd ed. Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 0470656484]
  • Connie M. Han, Cheryl D. Hurd. 2005, Practical diagnostic imaging for the veterinary technician, 3rd ed. Ed., Elsevier Mosby [ISBN: 0323025757]
  • Barbara Cooper, Elizabeth Mullineaux, Lynn Turner 2011, BSAVA TExtbook of Veterinary Nursing, 5th ed. Ed., BSAVA [ISBN: 1905319266]
  • Lisa M. Lavin. 2007, Radiography in veterinary technology, 4th ed. Ed., Saunders/Elsevier [ISBN: 1416031898]
  • M. Weaver 2010, Handbook of Equine Radiography, Saunders/Elsevier [ISBN: 0702028630]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
Dk_SVETN_7 Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing 5 Mandatory