Professional Certificate Intra-Orbital Foreign Body Screening
Developed for radiographers working in the magnetic resonance environment.
Includes theoretical and practical components.
Accommodates professionals in full time employment through distance-learning approach.
Requires on campus attendance for just two days (study day & exam).
This course is directed towards radiographers working in the magnetic resonance environment, and especially those involved in screening for intra-orbital foreign bodies. Most of the course material is delivered by distance learning in order to facilitate radiographers in full-time employment and their employers.
Metallic foreign bodies in the eye are common ophthalmic injuries. Due to the potential risk associated with introducing a patient with metallic material in the orbit to a strong magnetic field, it is necessary to screen at-risk individuals for the presence of intraorbital metallic foreign bodies prior to entering the MRI suite.
Written and verbal screening is undertaken in the first instance; however, imaging is sometimes required for further screening.
This course will equip radiographers working in the MRI environment, who currently undertake verbal and written screening of patients for intra-orbital foreign bodies (IOFBs), with the skills and expertise necessary to:
Make clear judgements about the appropriate screening methods for individual patients and clinical sites.
Select appropriate imaging when required.
Perform projection radiographs to screen for IOFBs and make diagnostic decisions.
How/Where Will I Learn?
Innovative and effective teaching and assessment methods are utilised, with the majority of the course delivered online.
Students will develop practical image interpretation skills over time through building up a clinical portfolio.