COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Module

End Point Assessment

Module titleEnd Point Assessment
Module codeRAD3005DA
Academic year2021/2
Credits20
Module staff

Dr Christine Heales (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

12

Number students taking module (anticipated)

36

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

The credits within this module are attributed to the end-point assessment which is undertaken within a 3 month period. The gateway for undertaking this module is the award of the 340 credits from the remainder of this degree apprenticeship programme and the achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) apprenticeship standard as evidenced through the completion of the e-Portfolio.

During this module you will undertake two discrete assessments, conducted by an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). These assessments are: 

Assessment  1: Demonstration of Professional Practice.

Assessment 2: Professional Discussion.

This module is required for the Apprenticeship Degree in Radiography.

Summative assessment is as defined in the End Point Assessment standard. Each component must be passed to achieve this module.

 

The EPA awards either pass / fail to the demonstration of professional practice and distinction / pass / fail to the professional discussion as follows:

 

Demonstration of Professional Practice

Professional Discussion

Overall EPA grading

Fail

Fail

Fail

Fail

Pass

Fail

Pass

Fail

Fail

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Distinction

Distinction

 

This award is pass / fail for the purposes of the overall degree classification.

 

Further information on the End Point Assessment can be found in the End-point assessment plan for Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) apprenticeship standard at https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/3393/st0619_-diagnostic-radiographer_-l6_for-publication_05042019-1-pdf_.pdf

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module is the end point assessment which is the final requirement for the award of the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging Degree Apprenticeship. As such, it consists of two discrete assessments, a demonstration of practice and a professional discussion which are designed to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) apprenticeship standard.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate simulated practice to show safe practice including radiation safety, radiographic technique and patient care
  • 2. Assess images for diagnostic quality, and determine appropriate actions following assessment
  • 3. Assess CT head images for quality and common pathology
  • 4. Suggest appropriate actions following technical and clinical evaluation of images
  • 5. Suggest appropriate actions following assessment of quality control test images
  • 6. Describe the approach(es) taken to manage an adverse or challenging scenario encountered within practice
  • 7. Describe contributions made to service improvement and quality of service
  • 8. Describe means of personal development and how personal development can be assured
  • 9. Demonstrate an understanding of professional standards
  • 10. Demonstrate an understanding of how evidence-based practice is applied to practice

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 11. Describe methods / approaches for supporting personal development

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 12. Demonstrate effective communication skills in simulated practice
  • 13. Describe / explain concepts in professional discussion

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

The End Point Assessment is as defined in the ‘End-point assessment plan for Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) apprenticeship standard.

 

Demonstration of Professional Practice

Station 1:

Critical evaluation of imaging referral to justify and authorise the request

How and explain why room is prepared and equipment manipulated prior to examination

Clear communication with the patient, modification of actions according to patients’ needs, reasons for this

Correct use of radiographic techniques, safe manipulation of patients and equipment, appropriate radiation safety

Appropriate exposure factors

Image evaluation for diagnostic quality, appropriate actions depending on diagnostic quality and referral information

Station 2:

Image evaluation for diagnostic quality, appropriate actions depending on diagnostic quality and referral information

Appraise skeletal images for common pathology, anatomical variants or trauma

Appraise CT head image for quality and common pathology

Appropriate actions following clinical and technical evaluations of images

Appropriate actions for QA test images 

 

Professional Discussion

Area 1

Adverse / challenging scenario which will be presented to the apprentice who will have 10 minutes to review and make notes prior to the discussion.

Area 2

Service and personal improvement.

Area 3

Professional standards

Evidence based practice

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
058360

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Guided independent study58Preparation for assessments
Placement360Indicative (e.g. 4 x 7.5 hrs per week for 3 month EPA window)
This module is delivered as part of an integrated degree apprenticeship programme. The total required study hours for the programme have been designed in accordance with the ESFA regulations.

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Not applicable

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
00100

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
End point assessment final mark (comprising the credit-weighted mean of the final mark of RAD3003DA and RAD3004DA) 100Not Applicable1-13Not Applicable
Demonstration of Professional Practice Station 1: Demonstration of simulated practice - 20 min Station 2: Image viewing – 40 min (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme) 01 hour (+10% at the assessor’s discretion) 1-5, 12-13Written
Professional Discussion Area 1: Adverse / Challenging scenario – 30 min + 10 min preparation Area 2: Service and personal improvement – 30 min Area 3: Professional standards, evidence based practice – 30 min (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme) 0100 minutes (+10% at the assessor’s discretion) 6-11, 13Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
End point assessment final mark (comprising the credit-weighted mean of the final mark of RAD3003DA and RAD3004DA) End point assessment final mark (comprising the credit-weighted mean of the final mark of RAD3003DA and RAD3004DA) AllWithin EPA window. If outside of EPA window, all components must be taken.
Demonstration of Professional Practice Station 1: Demonstration of simulated practice, - 20 min Station 2: Image viewing – 40 min Demonstration of Professional Practice Station 1: Demonstration of simulated practice, - 20 min - Station 2: Image viewing – 40 min (1 hour (+10% at the assessor’s discretion) 1-5,12-13Within EPA window. If outside of EPA window, all components must be taken.
Professional Discussion Area 1: Adverse / Challenging scenario – 30 min + 10 min preparation Area 2: Service and personal improvement – 30 min Area 3: Professional standards, evidence based practice – 30 min Professional Discussion Area 1: Adverse / Challenging scenario – 30 min + 10 min preparation Area 2: Service and personal improvement – 30 min Area 3: Professional standards, evidence based practice – 30 min 100 minutes (+10% at the assessor’s discretion) 6-11,13Within EPA window. If outside of EPA window, all components must be taken.

Re-assessment notes

Please refer to the ‘End-point assessment plan for Diagnostic Radiographer (Integrated Degree) apprenticeship standard.

 

If a component has been referred, the referral must be taken during the maximum (three month) EPA period otherwise the entire EPA must be taken again, unless in the opinion of the EPAO exceptional circumstances apply outside the control of the apprentice or their employer.

 

Referrals are not offered to apprentices who have been awarded a ‘pass’ in the EPA i.e. the EPA cannot be resat in order to move from pass to distinction.

Resources

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

  • Radiographic Imaging Concepts and Principles, Carlton R.R. and Adler A.M. (2013), (5th edition), Delmar, ISBNA 9-781-11131-081-3 (UL:On Order ) electronic version also available 
  • Clark's Positioning in Radiography, Clark K.C. (2016), (12th edition), Hodder Arnold, e version 
  • ·Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, Bontrager K.L. (2009), (7th edition), Mosby, ISBNA 0-323-05410-2 (UL:616.0757 BON/X) 
  • Bones and Joints: A Guide for Students, Gunn C. (2017), Churchill Livingstone, ISBNA 0-443-10276-7 (UL: 611.71 GUN) electronic version also available 
  • Patient Care in Radiography, Ehrlich R.A. and Daly J.A. (2009), (7th edition), Mosby, ISBNA 0-323-05178-2 (UL:616.07572 EHR) electronic version also available 
  • Becoming a Reflective Practitioner, Johns C. (2017), Blackwell, ISBNA 1-4051-1833-4 (UL:WY 24 JOH )  
  • · Code of Professional Conduct, College of Radiographers (2013), Society and College of Radiographers, https://www.sor.org/ 
  • Principles for continuing professional development and lifelong learning in health and social care, Society and College of Radiographers, https://www.sor.org/.
  • Obtaining consent: a clinical guideline for the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce,� Society and College of Radiographers, https://www.sor.org/ 
  • Guidance on mental capacity decisions in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy, Society and College of Radiographers https://www.sor.org/ 

Key words search

Medical Imaging; Images; Care; Diseases; Trauma; Patient; Drugs; Implications; Contrast; Procedures; Health, Service Evaluation, Quality Improvement, Audit, Research

Credit value20
Module ECTS

10

Module pre-requisites

RAD2001DA, RAD2003DA, RAD2004DA RAD3003DA, RAD3004DA

NQF level (module)

6

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

06/06/2019

Last revision date

01/02/2021