Trauma Radiology MED5583

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

Student will critically review current approaches and consideration of trauma imaging. This will include ultrasound, computed tomography and plain film imaging. 


A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled during the module that will include lectures and tutorials contextualised around trauma radiology.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Summative assessment will be carried out 2 methods.

1. Written multiple choice question examination (50%)

2. Portfolio (40%

3. Forum posts on case-based discussions (10%)

Course Aims

This course will provide the student with the ability to evaluate and selection the application of radiology investigations throughout the patient's trauma resuscitation. Specifically performance of these tests within this clinical context and specific indications.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Evaluate the available imaging modalities, their indications and performance.

1. Analyse the impact of imaging decision making and how imaging influence the flow of trauma care.

1. Undertake critical evaluation of an imaging modality within the context of trauma.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.