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Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals | 7HSK0315 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
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Musculoskeletal Trauma: Image Recognition for Healthcare Professionals | 7HSK0315 | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2023/24
27/09/2023 | Semester A | Intake Closed
27/09/2023 (in person - at College Lane Campus), 28/09/2023 (in person - at College Lane Campus), 01/11/2023 (Online), 02/11/2023 (Online), 14/12/2023 (Online), 10/01/2024 (Assessment - in course test on campus)

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This module is designed for healthcare professionals in providing an overview of the pathophysiological processes that affect the musculoskeletal system. It will develop knowledge in areas of patient presentation in relation to the traumatic processes occurring, with emphasis on the radiographic image appearances of normal and traumatic processes within the musculoskeletal system. Knowledge of general radiographic technique utilised to obtain diagnostic images will be developed. It will also review imaging modalities and radiographic technique in relation to relevant legislation. 

Students will be encouraged to develop their image recognition skills of musculoskeletal radiographs within clinical practice. Delivery of this module will be by university staff and may include relevant external lecturers. It will incorporate blended learning which aims to combine e-learning opportunities and traditional campus-based learning to enhance the student learning experience.


Course Dates  

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September 2023 (Both these days will be delivered on campus at UH College Lane campus) 
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November 2023 (Online) 
Thursday 14th December 2023(Online) 
Assessment Wednesday 10th January 2024 in course test On campus 


You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.   

Normally students may enter Level 7 study having completed a qualification at Level 6, which is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.


The assessment consists of an in course test.

Learning Outcomes

 Demonstrate the knowledge of relevant legislation, general radiographic technique and other imaging modalities used to image trauma in relation to the musculoskeletal system. 


Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and systematic understanding of normal and traumatic appearances involving the musculoskeletal system. 


Demonstrate critical awareness of the importance of patient presentation for traumatic processes involving the musculoskeletal system. 

Analyse and critically evaluate plain radiographic images in order to differentiate between normal, normal variant and traumatic appearances of the musculoskeletal system. 


What our students say...

"Excellent organisation and communication, I found this a very interesting module very relevant to make clinical practice and certainly has made me a lot more confident when viewing plain film images." 

"Teaching was of excellent quality, always interesting and understandable." 

"James always gave plenty of time for questions and answered them promptly."

"Lots of additional resources posted to the canvas site, very useful and easy to find! 


Course Notes

Delivery of this course will be facilitated by James Busby and other academic staff from a range of disciplines in addition to healthcare professionals currently employed within the NHS. A variety of teaching methods will be utilized to account for differing learning styles. 

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Course Leader
Name: Louise Smith
Tel: 01707 281030
Name: Julie Porter
Tel: 01707 284800


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Learner Hours
Scheduled - 30 - Independent - 120
Mode of Delivery
Blended Learning
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