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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Course Description

NameThe Basic of Radiographer Profession
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student
- uses information on the history of a radiographer’s work, education, professional image, professional ethics and process model
- understands the relationsship between clinical radiography and other health care fields
- is able to explain information of radiography and related equipment and on image sensors
- identifies the principles of technical quality assurance in radiography
- explains the importance of the safe use of ionising radiation in medical imaging
- uses different search terms to find data in various databases
- assesses his or her own learning skills
Content- the history of a radiographer’s profession, education, professional image, professional ethics and process thinking
- multiprofessionalism
- radiography, the structure of an x-ray tube, formation of x- radiation in an x-ray tube, an x-ray generator, an adjustable x-ray table, an x-ray room, image sensors, x-ray image formation
- factors affecting radiation exposure and image quality
- technical quality assurance
- interaction of radiation with matter, radiation quantities and units, health hazards of radiation, principles of radiation protection, radiation legislation and guidelines and their international bases (EU, ICRP, IAEA, WHO), radiation protection measures in the workplace
- data acquisition
Requirements- participation in contact lectures, accepted completion of assignments, independent studies, data acquisition exercises, exams
An optional method to complete the course: online studies
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialTo be announced at the beginning of the course
Prerequisites eMaterial
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