PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR CLINICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING - 2017/8

Module code: EEEM043

Module provider

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Module Leader

WELLS K Dr (Elec Elec En)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

H100

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 12

Independent Study Hours: 109

Lecture Hours: 3

Laboratory Hours: 24

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 100

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable: students failing a unit of assessment resit the assessment in its original format.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  None.  

Module overview

 





Expected prior learning:  None




Assessment Pattern





 1  Unit of Assessment


Weighting towards module mark (%)




Coursework  (4 marked items):

1:  Formal report on one radiation physics experiment  (25%).

2:  Development of research plan (from a prescribed list of topics), including aspects of ethics, data protection and IP  (25%).

3:  Presentation of seminar on medical imaging topic  (25%).

4:  Report  on national healthcare delivery in a non-UK/UK environment  (25%)


100%




 





Module purpose:  This module provides students studying Medical Imaging at postgraduate level with an overview of quality assurance and research methods appropriate for clinical use. It also provides students with a practical introduction to the application and handling of Ionising Radiation.





 

Module aims

This module is aimed at familiarising students with the QA requirements used in the NHS and with the skills needed to undertake clinically-based research. It is also aimed at developing broader communication skills in terms of report writing and oral presentation methods.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Report writing and oral presentation, with specific regard to:  PT
QA requirements used in the NHS.  KP
Developing a research project, with knowledge of the particular requirements of working within a clinical setting, including ethics and IP issues. CPT
Handling and detecting Ionising Radiation.  KP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 





Indicative content includes the following topics.


Planning research
Intellectual Property
Medical Ethics
Clinical Trials
Modern methods in Radiotherapy
Reporting research:  Presentation Skills
Computerised Healthcare Delivery Systems and Data Protection
Application of Ionising Radiation for diagnosis and treatment (RSCH visit)
QA and Treatment Planning demonstration
Mammography and QA Demonstration
6-week laboratory programme concerning radiation physics






 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 





The learning and teaching strategy is designed to achieve the specified learning outcomes by means of supervised study, research and development. These activities are guided by a full-time academic via lectures, workshops, guided study and supervised laboratory experience. They are designed to provide an opportunity for the student to have the experience of applying, to particular task-oriented assignments, the knowledge acquired during the medical imaging programme. In carrying out each assignment, the student has to critically evaluate relevant literature, marshal ideas for research or lab evaluation, and produce a reliable and coherent report.

Learning and teaching methods include the following.


Training sessions (5h).
Supervised study and research, guided by a full-time academic or experienced research worker, and involving:
Individual supervision meetings (20h)





Assessment Strategy





The assessment strategy for this module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following.


Command of the Subject
Subject Specific Skills and Practices
Scholarly and Professional Skills and Attitudes


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of the following.


Formal laboratory report
Research proposal, written in accordance with NHS requirements
Oral presentation on medical imaging topic from prescribed list
Report on National Healthcare provision in a country of choice


Formative assessment and feedback

For the module, students will receive formative assessment/feedback in the following ways.


During supervised laboratory sessions, as needed
During and after oral presentation
Via written feedback provided on all submitted written coursework


 




Reading list

Reading list for PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR CLINICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eeem043

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Medical Imaging MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Medical Imaging (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering for Medicine and Healthcare MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.