Edinburgh Imaging

Modules & structure

See what modules, lectures & assessments constitute the IOFB Review course & understand the pathway to completion.

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Overview

This course is divided into didactic & assessment components:

  • The didactic component focuses mainly on six lectures spread across two modules
  • Assessments are divided into
    • multiple choice questions (MCQs)
    • a practice assessment of IOFB orbital radiograph interpretation
    • an exit assessment of IOFB orbital radiograph interpretation

 

Modules

The course includes two online modules:

  • Modules include six lectures with voice-overs & directed readings
    • also downloadable as PDFs
    • allows note taking & offline revision
  • Lectures are supported by multiple choice quesitons (MCQs)
    • test learning objectives for each module
    • feedback is immediate
  • Directed readings
    • supplement lecture materials
    • allow you to explore concepts in more detail

 

Module 1 : Background & technique
  • Overview
Screening for IOFBs, radiographer extended role, case histories, the screening process & problems
  • Technique
X-ray projection, reporting approaches, good & bad techniques, & Edinburgh's practical procedures
  • Anatomy
Labeling & identification of key orbital & adjacent structures
   
Module 2 : Practicalities
  • IOFB review – how to
Recognizing radiographic FBs, locating IOFBs, recognizing false positives, & strategies for poor quality radiographs
  • IRMER 2000
Where regulations apply in the context of orbital radiography & IOFB reporting, practice responsibilities, & practical applications
  • Policies & protocols
Distinguishing between “policy” & “protocol”, management's role, guidelines to establishing & writing a relevant policy & protocol

 

Downloads

Documents which have been used in NHS Lothian & the University of Edinburgh to establish the enhanced MR radiographer role locally, can be downloaded so that delegates have a framework on which to build similar policies & protocals local to them.

  • NHS Lothian radiographer orbits radiograph reporting guidelines for use as a model & template
  • Pro-forma for local use to document radiographer post-course reporting & review by radiologist
  • University of Edinburgh CPD certificate, also documenting UK College of Radiographers accreditation & Irish Institute of Radiography & Radiation Therapy endorsement

 

Assessments

  • Multpile choice questions (MCQs)
    • assess lecture learning objectives
    • all must be answered correctly before advancing to IOFB orbital radiograph interpretation assessments
  • Practice assessment of IOFB orbital radiograph interpretation [at least 50 scans]
    • go through as many times as you want
    • become familiar with types of questions, cases, the online environment & grading / marking rubric
    • scans are delivered in batches of 10
  • Exit assessment of IOFB orbital radiograph interpretation [at least 50 scans]
    • only one chance to complete
    • failure requires re-starting the whole course & paying the fee again (requirement of the College of Radiographers)
    • use the practice assessment to prepare & become familiar with types of questions, cases, the online environment & grading / marking rubric
    • scans are delivered in batches of 10

 

Time

We recommend you allow the following amounts of time to complete this course:

  • 4 hours for lectures, including content review, reflection & readings
  • 4 hours for MCQ self-assessments, including review & readings around incorrect responses & re-taking of assessments
  • 5 hours for the practice online assessment, to make sure you are familiar with the types of questions, cases, the online environment & grading / marking rubric
  • 2.5 hours for the final exit assessment in which you have up to 30 minutes to complete each batch of 10 cases

You can divided up the time you devote to this course, into manageable shorter batches around work & personal life, spread over days & weeks.

 

Next: Entrance requirements 

 

IOFB Review approval & endorsement

The IOFB Review course is:

  • approved by the College of Radiographers (CoR UK)

  • endorsed by the Irish Institute of Radiography & Radiation Therapy (IIRRT)

For enquiries or registration:

  • imaging.academy@ed.ac.uk 

Please link to the short url for the IOFB Review homepage: