This unit of study aims to introduce imaging relevant to the practice of surgery. Students will learn the underlying physical and technological principles upon which imaging relies and the indications for use and complications of imaging. On completion of the unit students will understand the scientific basis of the various imaging modalities and the indications for their use and appreciate the importance of protection of patients and personnel from the harmful effects of imaging. Imaging types covered in this unit include: B mode, spectral analysis and duplex ultrasound; computerised tomography; magnetic resonance; positron emission tomography; radio isotope imaging; angiography; and imaging guided therapeutic techniques.
Online lectures, case-based discussion boards and/or webinars
online quizzes (20%), case based assignments (25%), participation in online case discussion forums (15%), final online examination (40%)