Radiology

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Radiology posting in Year 4 is part of the 10 weeks specialized postings. Within the two week posting,  students will be posted in all the examination rooms in the department. The importance of radiology or imaging studies, which is mainly to complement their clinical examination and history taking, is emphasized. However, students are not expected to know the details of the examinations performed. Only certain commonly performed examinations need to be known in detail by students. After the completion of two weeks, the objectives to be achieved by the students are include:

  •  To acquire knowledge and understanding of basic radiological principles, techniques and applications
  •  To understand how a basic radiological examination and film processing is carried out
  •  To learn and understand how various procedures in radiology are carried out
  •  To understand the role of the doctor where radiological investigations or procedures are concerned
  •  To understand the reasons and indications for various radiological examinations and procedures performed
  •  To be able to recognize and interpret basic and common radiological abnormalities as well as emergency cases
  •  To understand the rationale in preparing patients for various radiological examinations such as IVU (intravenous urography), contrast studies, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans
  •  To understand and be aware of complications that may arise from the various procedures in radiology
  •  To realize and be familiar with the advantages and limitations of radiology in diagnosis and management of patients
  •  To know about contrast agents and other drugs frequently used in radiology
  •  To provide a stimulus for those who would later wish to specialize in the field of radiology

Undergraduate Academic Activities

 
In the academic year, there are 3 groups of students doing rotations every 10 weeks.  For each group, there are 5 subgroups doing a rotation of 2 weeks each. Teaching is done through 10 lectures every week, in which topics include: 
 
  •  Ionizing radiation for medical use
  •  Principle of X-ray diagnosis
  •  Imaging of the chest
  •  Imaging of the abdomen and GIT
  •  Imaging of the CNS and spine
  •  Imaging of the musculoskeletal system and soft tissue
  •  Emergency Radiology
  •  Contrast agents used in radiology
  •  Imaging of the genitourinary tract
  •  Radiation hazards and protection

Assessment of Posting

 
The assessment is conducted in summative and formative methods. The continuous assessment of every student throughout the posting contributes certain marks for the whole assessment of the students. A rough weight of marks are: Theory- 60% (MCQ, PMP); Clinical- 40%