Inclusion of evidence and research in European radiography curricula

England, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6333-7776 and McNulty, JP 2020, 'Inclusion of evidence and research in European radiography curricula' , Radiography .

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Abstract

To provide a short reflective article discussing the extent to which evidence and research are included within radiography training curricula and whether there is a need for change and greater standardisation. Great steps have been taken to harmonise aspects of radiography training programmes across Europe, however, variations do exist, especially in the areas of clinical practice, training hours and inclusion of specific curriculum topics. Limited evidence exists regarding the inclusion of evidence and research; thus, diversity is likely. The majority of training curricula follow the Bologna cycle and both research and evidence components are likely to be included within teaching and assessment. Wider questions exist regarding maintaining and developing the research and evidence culture within the radiography profession. Education institutions will play an important role in this process. Limited evidence exists regarding the inclusion of 'evidence' and 'research' themes within European radiography training curricula. Undoubtedly, there is a need for these themes, but this must be balanced with other demands on the curriculum and how research is likely to evolve within the profession. Greater clarity is needed on how evidence and research are to be included within radiography training curricula. A single model is unlikely to be suitable for all, curricula should focus on the requirements for the newly qualified graduate and the radiography profession as a whole. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2020 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 1532-2831 **Article IDs: pubmed: 32444326; pii: S1078-8174(20)30070-5 **History: accepted 30-04-2020; revised 29-04-2020; submitted 30-03-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competencies, Development, Education, International, Knowledge, Skills
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 09:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57195

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