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Cairo University Faculty of Medicine

Cairo University Faculty of Medicine Course Specification for Master Degree in Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology Second

Course Specification for Master Degree in Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology

Second Part

Basic Radiology

Program on which the course is given: Master Degree in Diagnostic and

Interventional Radiology.

Department offering the program: The Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department.

Course Code

: RAD824D

Major element of program: Basic radiology

Department offering the course: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology department.

Academic year: 2009-2010 Credit points: 10 Course coordinators:

  • Prof. YoussriahYahiaSabri

  • Assist. Prof. Mohammed Shahin

    • Dr. Iman Hamdy Ibrahim

      • Dr. Rania Zeitoun

    • Dr. Dalia Salah El Mesidy

 

I. Aim of the course:

The aim of the course is to enable the candidates to specialize in the medical field of diagnostic and interventional radiology. By the end of the course the candidates should become primarily broadly skilled and safe general radiologists who recognize the basic knowledge of different radiological sub-specialities and acquire the communication and

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analytical problem solving skills necessary to reach a radiological diagnosis, respecting ethical values according to community culture. The course also aims to introduce the candidate to the basics of scientific medical research and to engage him in continuing media! education.

 

II. Intended learning outcomes:

1. Knowledge and understanding: By the end of the program the candidate should;

  • a) Distinguish the basic radiological appearances of different pathologies,

  • b) Recognize basic concepts of radiological techniques, indications, contraindications and

potential complications of radiological procedures

  • c) Identify the management of procedural complications.

  • d) Describe different diagnostic modalities for diagnosing various lesions.

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Intellcctual_skills:

By the end of the program the candidate should be able to;

  • a) Develop skills and audit methodology that are necessary to structure and perform

research and audit under appropriate guidance.

  • b) Review published articles critically and to perform effective literature searches on a

given topic.

  • c) Interpretation of the effective application of research findings in everyday practice will

be also required.

3. General and transferable skills: By the end of the program the candidates should be able to;

  • a) Participation in reporting different radiological examinations which are taken during the

general throughput of the normal working day of the department of radiodiagnosis.

  • b) Attendance at and conducting clinicoradiological conferences and mullidisciplinary

meetings.

  • c) Competence at reviewing studies on a workstation and familiarity with digital image

manipulation and post-processing.

d Teaching and Training. Appraising and Assessing.

  • e) Provision of a good standard of practice and care, treatment in emergencies writing

reports, giving evidence and signing documents,

  • f) Working with colleagues:

    • - treating colleagues fairly

    • - working in teams

    • - leading teams

    • - arranging cover

-taking up appointments

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  • - sharing information with colleagues

  • - delegation and referral

  • - assessing conduct or performance of colleagues i) Relationships with patients

  • - obtaining consent

  • - respecting confidentiality

  • - maintaining trust

  • - good communication j) Probity

  • - dealing with problems in professional practice

  • - handling complaints and formal inquiries

 

III. Course contents:

Second part: 1.5 years - (table 2)

Candidate should fulfill the following:

Compulsory courses; one academic year (30 weeks Starts October) 10 credit points

  • Basic Radiology course 10 credit points

Table 2: Second part in Diagnostic and Intervention Radiology

item

Credit points

total

Radiology Course

 

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  • a. Neuro-radiology

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  • b. Head and neck radiology

1

  • c. Musculoskeletal radiology

1

  • d. Cardiothoracic radiology

1

  • e. Gastrointestinal radiology

1

  • f. Genitourinary radiology

1

3

  • g. Vascular imaging& intervention

1

 
  • h. Breast imaging

1

  • i. Pediatric radiology

1

  • j. Specific entities: intensive care, ER and oncologic radiology

1

Teaching methods:

A. Lectures (ILOs la,b,c,d)

Diagnostic and intervention radiology

  • B. Tutorials: (ILOs 3a,b,c,d,e,fj,h,I,j)

In each of the specialized radiology imaging units, weekly tutorials (at least 3 weekly) are arranged to:

  • Discuss different radiology cases (images interpretation and radiologic diagnosis)

  • C. Presentations: (ILOsla,b,c,d,

3a,b,c,d,e,fj,h,I,j)

Each of the specialized radiology imaging units directs a weekly scientific meeting to present:

  • Challenging cases presentations (at least 3 radiology cases) Each case presentation includes:

    • a) Radiology images

    • b) Relevant clinical data

    • c) Differential diagnosis

    • d) Final diagnosis

      • Scientific presentation for an advanced imaging technique and its applications

      • D. Journal club: (ILOs 2a,b,c)

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  • In each of the specialized radiology imaging units, a weekly meeting is held to review recent research studies and articles

E. Assignments: (ILOsla,b,c,d, 2a,b,c,

3a,b,c,d,e,fj,h,I.,j)

  • Candidates are assigned to contribute in the- weekly scientific meetings in the department by presenting cases.

Lecture Timetable

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Course

Items

Teaching

Credit

Number

hours

points

of

lectures

Radiology

Neuro-radiology

   

1

 

Course

 

I.

CNS infection

 

6

3

II.

MRS

6

3

III.

supratentorial tumours

6

3

IV.

posterior fossa tumours

6

3

V.

craniocervical junction

6

3

VI.

MR diffusion and perfusion

VII.

The spinal cord

 

6

1

3

Head and neck radiology

 

6

3

 

I.

Orbit

   

6

3

II.

Paranasal sinuses

6

3

III.

Larynx

6

3

IV.

Petrous bone

1

V.

Thyroid gland

Musculoskeletal radiology

 

5

5

2

2

I.

Metabolic

and

endocrine

bone

II.

disorders Tempro-mandibular joint

5

2

III.

Spine

5

2

IV.

Shoulder joint

5

2

V.

Wrist joint

 

5

1

2

VI.

Ankle joint

3

2

Cardiothoracic radiology

3

2

 

3

2

I.

II.

III.

IV.

V.

VI.

VII.

VIII.

IX.

X.

Diffuse infiltrative lung disease Tumours of lungs and pleura Inflammatory lung lesions Consolidation and collapse

Hepatopulmonary axis Vascular lung lesions Airway diseases Mediastinum Chest wall

 

1

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1

2

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

XI.

Diaphragm Cardiology: plain films

 

2

1

Gastrointestinal radiology

2

1

I.

Acute abdomen and abdominal trauma

2

1

II.

Pancreatic lesions

2

1

III.

Spleen

6

3

IV.

Salivary glands

V.

Barium studies

 

2

1

VI.

Stomach and duodenum

2

1

VII.

Esophagus, pharynx

2

1

VIII.

Small bowel lesion

2

1

6

 

IX.

CT of biliary tract

2

1

1

X.

CT liver focal lesions

2

1

XI.

MRI liver

2

1

XII.

MRCP

XIII.

Peritoneum and mesentry pathology

1

1

Genitourinary radiology

1

I.

Imaging techniques of the urogenital

1

1

system

1

1

II.

Contrast agents

1

III.

Congenital anomalies

1

IV.

Stones and obstructive uropathy

1

V.

Urinary tract scintigraphy MR

1

Urography

1

VI.

Parenchymal renal disease

VII.

Imaging of suprarenal lesions

1

1

VIII.

Cystic diseases and tumours of the

1

1

IX.

kidneys Renal transplant Ureteric pathology

X.

Hematuria, renovascular

1

1

XI.

hypertension, traumatic lesions Urinary bladder, neurogenic bladder,

1

1

urinary incontinence

1

1

XII.

Prostate and seminal vesicles

1

1

1

XIII.

Urethra-scrotal lesions- male

1

1

XIV.

infertility Ovarian and adnexal lesions

XV.

Imaging of the pelvic floor

6

3

Vascular imaging& intervention

I.

Techniques and materials for

6

3

diagnostic and therapeutic angiography

4

2

II.

Vascular lesions

4

2

III.

Percutaneous tumour ablation

4

2

IV.

Renal intervention radiology

4

2

V.

Interventional neuroradiology

2

1

VI.

Doppler and duplex

1

VII.

PTC and FID

1

1

 

3

2

Breast imaging

3

2

I.

BIRADS Lexicon interpretation.

3

2

II.

Benign breast lesions

3

2

III.

Malignant breast lesions

IV.

MRI breast

V.

HSG and multimodality approach to uterine mass lesions

3

2

VI.

Multimodality approach to ovarian

3

2

and adenexal mass lesions

3

2

VII.

CT of female pelvis

3

2

7

 

VIII. Benign uterine , ovarian and adnexal lesions

2

     

IX. Malignant uterine , ovarian and

3

1

adnexal lesions. X. Obstetric ultrasound

2

XI.

Imaging of the placenta

6

3

 

4

1

2

Pediatric radiology

4

2

I.

Pediatric musculoskeletal system

4

2

II.

Pediatric cardiology

III.

Pediatric GUS

4

2

IV.

Pediatric head and neck

4

2

V.

Pediatric spine

4

2

VI.

Pediatric neuroradiology

VII.

Pediatric GIT

VIII.

Pediatric chest

4

2

 

4

2

Specific entities: intensive care, ER& on

4

2

co logic radiology

4

2

I.

Skeletal trauma

Pelvic trauma

II.

Spinal trauma

4

2

III.

Cerebrovascular stroke

4

2

IV.

Coronary lesions-CT coronary

6

2

V.

angiography

VI.

Role of radiology in oncology

VII.

Acute abdomen :US,CT

 
 

V. Teaching and learning facilities:

   
 

Lecture halls:

1. A well-designed conference room for weekly meetings with data show and projection

capabilities that allow cases to be viewed directly from the PACS. 2,3 Rooms for small groups

Audio-visual aids:

  • Data shows

  • Radiology imaging" library

  • Digital library

  • PACS

  • Computer lab

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List of references:

Essential books:

  • Textbook of Radiology and Imaging (Sutton)

  • Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology

  • Primer of Diagnostic Imaging

  • Chapman & Nakielny's Aids to Radiological Differential Diagnosis

Recommended books:

  • Diagnostic imaging series

  • Osborn's Brain: Imaging, Pathology, and Anatomy

Periodicals:

  • Radiographics

  • Radiology

  • American journal of radiology

  • European journal of radiology

  • British journal of radiology

Websites:

 

VI. Assessment:

Supervision and Monitoring of the Training Program Attendance criteria:

According to the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University bylaws for residency training programs, professors carry continuous assessment during the program. A residency

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training program logbook will be kept with each student. The prerequisite for entry of the final examination is 75% attendance of the lectures as shown in the attendance book.

A-Assessment tools:

Final Examination Part.2:

Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology

Two written exams; three hours each (paper 1 includes short essays and paper two

includes multiple choice questions) oral exam Spotting and long cases exam

  • B. Assessment schedule:

Examination description:

Final Examination Part 2 The written exam is held in May /November every year Day one: Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, Paper 1 (short essays. 3 hours) Day two: Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, Paper 2 (multiple choice questions, 3 hours)

This is followed by the oral exams (multiple examiners) Spotting and long cases exam.

  • C. Weighing of assessment:

Marks allocated to courses (50 marks for each credit point).

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Course

Written

Oral

Clinical/Practical

Total

Exam

Exam

Exam

Second Part

650

Radiodiagnosis

and

100+100(40%)

150(30%)

150(30%)

500(100%)

Interventional

Radiology

Remarks:

Passing mark in a-written exam is > 60%.

Course directors

Prof. Youssriah Yahia Sabri Dr. Iman Hamdy Ibrahim

Date of approval by department council

MARCH 2015

Head of Department Prof. Ashraf Salah Selim

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