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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU006383
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD3-Application of skills
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand methods used to image the human body for medical diagnosis.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Explain the principles of imaging using a range of imaging techniques.
  • 1.2
    Summarise and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the imaging methods.
  • 1.3
    Carry out a simple experiment modelling the behaviour of X-rays using light.
  • 1.4
    Write a scientific report of the experiment.

2

Understand methods of medical treatment using ionising radiation, ultrasound and lasers.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Explain the use of ionising radiation, ultrasound and lasers in medical treatments.

3

Understand the hazards to staff and patients associated with medical imaging technologies.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Describe and quantify the effects of ionising radiation on tissues and organs.

  • 3.2
    Explain the effect of laser light on living tissues.
  • 3.3
    Explain the hazards of the strong magnetic fields in the vicinity of an MRI scanner.

4

Understand safety procedures and equipment used to monitor and reduce the hazards from ionising radiation and laser light.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Describe and evaluate methods of measuring the radiation dose received by medical staff and patients.

  • 4.2
    Describe and evaluate equipment and procedures used to minimise the hazards from radiation and lasers in hospitals.

5

Recognise the benefits of modern imaging techniques in treating injuries and diseases.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Describe and evaluate the use of a given modern imaging technique in a given treatment.

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