Sue Errett

Position: Radiography Lecturer

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Subject area: Diagnostic Imaging

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About

I have been working within radiography at the University of Derby for 6 years now, initially beginning my career in teaching as a Lecturer Practitioner, though I have later taken on the role of Lecturer. I work at the university 3 days a week and continue to work clinically as a Senior I Radiographer the remaining two days which enables me to remain aware of current clinical practice and maintain my clinical experience.

Teaching responsibilities

I am a module leader for 2 first year modules -'Integrated Practice 1' and 'Skeletal Technique and Image Evaluation'. My teaching is mainly with small groups in our x-ray facility in the clinical skills suite, where students can practice their skills in a safe and controlled environment. The lectures that I perform are all on topics related to radiographic technique and clinical practice in order to thoroughly prepare students for their first clinical placement. I am also the module leader for the 3rd year students' Imaging Studies - Preparing for Practice' which helps to prepare students for their first post. I am also the module co-ordinator for a 2nd year interprofessional module called 'Interprofessional Progress'. This has enabled me to meet students and staff from other professions so has been a good networking opportunity.

Professional interests

CT is a modality I am particularly interested in. I spend part of my clinical role working in CT and have extended my role to include intravenous injections.

I am also interested in placement learning and ways of helping students apply theory to practice in the clinical environment.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Society of Radiographers
  • Health Professions Council

Qualifications

  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers, Nottingham School of Radiography, 1991
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teacing 2010 (FHEA), University of Derby

In the media

I was on BBC East Midlands Today alongside members of the Radiography team talking about the 1st year students being issued with i-pods for use whilst on clinical placement. The i-pods have the radiographic technique DVD downloaded onto them which was produced here at the University of Derby. It includes video footage and graphic animations with commentary on plain film radiographic techniques and is a fantastic resource.

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