Quality assurance and optimization in radiology
Online - Part time
- Progression: Part time
- Campus: Online
- Teaching model: Online-based
- Application code: 5186
- Study level: Shorter studies
- Credits: 15
- Closing dates: Expired
- Start up: Spring 2020
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 1
Why study Quality assurance and optimization in radiology?
Optimization is one of the key principle of radiation protection. As the appropriate imaging modality have been selected for the clinical indication, it’s about selecting the appropriate procedure for the clinical question and individual patient, taking into account both image quality and patient dose.
What you will learn
The course will provide an overview of the various strategies in quality management, quality improvement and quality assurance in medical applications of radiation. The students will be introduced to the principles and methods for optimization of medical exposures in general, and methods for audits of local practice. The students will then learn how to apply the principles and methods on a selected modality focusing on both interdisciplinary procedure development, and individualized optimization from radiographers’ perspective – the patient handling and choice of equipment settings.
- The course will be piloted Spring 2020, and for this pilot we will focus on Conventional X-ray and Computed Tomography
The program will only be offered as an online course.
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Bachelor's degree in radiography, biochemistry or other health science/ scientific education with documented expertise in the field of radiation physics, radiation biology and medical radiography equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in radiography.
In addition, either at least 1 year of relevant clinical experience is required before admission to the Master's degree programme, alternatively that you occupy a minimum of a 20% position in a relevant clinical practice throughout the course of study. By relevant clinical practice we mean experience from an establishment that uses medical radiation sources.
For admission to Master’s degree courses, an average grade of C or better is required.
Applicants who have foreign education from countries outside the Nordic region must document that they meet the requirements for English language skills.
Admission is founded on the regulations for admission to the University of South-Eastern Norway.