Why study Justification and skill mix in radiology?
Justification ensures that the right radiological procedures is provided for the right patient at the right time. It is a key principle in radiation protection, and protects patients from other adverse effect of unwarranted imaging, in addition to promoting efficient use of health care resources.
What you will learn
The course disseminates knowledge, skills and understanding, in order to enable radiographers to act as gatekeepers for justification of imaging referrals, which is tantamount to active participation in multidisciplinary teams. The course focuses on the evidence base and international normative recommendations for appropriate and efficient use of clinical imaging. Justification of imaging affects many actors and the decision make process is vital. Hence, division of tasks and responsibilities between professionals (skill mix) and between community and specialist health care, is core question for discussion.
The programme will be offered as a online course and on campus Drammen.