The course is made up of 5 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.
Unit content is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:
Unit 1 – Systematic Review of Images
The unit introduces you to the systematic approach used to analyse images, by considering how to apply the image viewing system to the lower limbs and the importance of radiographic positioning. You also look at common osteology of the lower limb.
Unit 2 – Upper Limb
This unit focuses on the upper limb consisting of the: shoulder, humerus, elbow, radius and ulna, wrists, scaphoid, hand, fingers and thumb. You will apply the Adequacy, Alignment, Bones, Cartilage and Joints, Soft (AABCS) system covered in the first unit to this anatomical area.
Unit 3 – Lower Limb
In this unit you will focus on the lower limb consisting of the: Femur, Knee, Tibia and Fibula, Ankle, Calcaneum, Foot and Toes. You will apply the Adequacy, Alignment, Bones, Cartilage and Joints, Soft (AABCS) system covered earlier to this anatomical area.
Unit 4 – Paediatric
In this unit you will look at the Paediatrics of the upper and lower limb. The unit focuses on the paediatric normal appearances of the skeleton and how to apply an image analysis system to these patients.
Unit 5 – Pathology
The unit looks more closely at non-trauma pathologies that typically present in plain film imaging of the appendicular skeleton. You will evaluate the common pathologies associated with the adult skeleton and discuss the importance of using Adequacy, Alignment, Bones, Cartilage and Joints, Soft Tissue (AABCS) system when reviewing non-trauma images.