Unit name: Comparative Medical Imaging Science

Unit name: Comparative Medical Imaging Science

Assessment Task: Portfolio (Artefact 1) – Poster presentation
This assessment requires students to produce an electronic poster, suitable for display at a conference. The poster shall address the following scenario. This assessment aims to develop the student’s knowledge in searching for relevant information through literature review and identify the diagnostic accuracy of imaging modalities for diagnosis of particular selected pathology, with a focus on the diagnostic value/accuracy.

‘A 52-year-old police officer, with a history of hypertension and smoking, is having dinner with his wife when he develops sudden onset of difficulty speaking, with drooling from the left side of his mouth, and weakness in his left hand. The family noted that the symptoms began just as the evening news was starting. His wife asks him if he is all right and the patient denies any difficulty. His symptoms progress over the next ten minutes until he cannot lift his arm and has trouble standing. The patient continues to deny any problems. The wife sits the patient in a chair and calls for the ambulance. He was assessed to have symptoms consistent with an ischemic stroke.’
– Thurman, R. J. and E. C. Jauch (2002). “Acute ischemic stroke: emergent evaluation and management.” Emergency medicine clinics of North America 20(3): 609-630.

The poster should include:
•    Brief aetiology, pathogenesis & prognosis ?
•    Patient presentation & clinical features ?
•    Relevant imaging techniques/protocols, image appearances & diagnostic value ?
•    Contribution to management and treatment of the disease ?

You are expected to submit your poster in MS Power Point format.

The referencing style for this assessment is (Chicago 16th B).

The marking criteria are as follow:
Appropriate issues are addressed     Identifies the important aspects of the pathology and indicates how these may influence the choice of the imaging modalities considered. Provides a clear understanding of the requirements of the imaging outcomes, such as diagnostic accuracy, to ensure a proper diagnosis can be made.
Organisation     Logical flow of ideas. Materials included are clear and easy to follow.
Visual     Poster is well produced with texts and images of appropriate size. Good use of text and images aid in communicating the topic.
Referencing     Appropriate and recent referencing included for text and images.

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