Learning objective: To facilitate radiographers’ post-graduate education in interpreting and reporting skeletal x-rays,
by collaboration between three institution of higher education in Norway.
Changes in use of radiological procedures and continuous technological development are two factors increasing the pressure on radiologists and radiology .
there is a need for training radiographers in new skills in order to meet challenge in lack of radiologists.
Studies conclude that advanced radiographers can do image interpreting and reporting qualitatively as good as radiologists and collaboration between the two professions’ improve accuracy.
Internationally there is a recommendation for collaboration and role expansion between radiologists and radiographers .
Findings and procedure details
A 45 ECTS post-graduated course are developed as a blended learning course.
It is a combined course with online and on campus activities in addition to clinical training.
Table 1,shows an overview of the three semester blended learning courses.
Six post-graduate students has undergone the course,
two male and four female.
All the students was experienced radiographers.
The students were employed at different hospitals in Norway.
The hospitals provided a mentor to supervise the student.
Training in interpreting images should at least be for 12...
Developing a groundbreaking course in collaboration causes different challenges.
These challenges are,
technology issues and lack of support from important groups like radiologists.
experience from this project indicate that collaboration and flexibility are important factors in order to succeed.
overview of experienced collaboration challenges.
Contact details: Aud Mette Myklebust,
Faculity of Health and Social Science,
Department of optometry,
radiopgraphy and light design.
University college of Southeast Norway,
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