Information for Tutors

Thank you for agreeing to teach at the Radiology Academy and for your ongoing support for the Educational Program. I have put together some information to help you with your session, however don't hesitate to get in touch with either Sam Truesdale or myself if there is anything else you need to know.

Sue Kearney

Teaching Facilities at Edge Hill University

The Radiology Academy has 15 networked IMACs, connections for your personal laptop, multiple projection screens and internet access for your teaching. The tutor iMAC is uploaded with osirix and the network enables quick and easy download of your cases to the trainee iMACs (see below). Please note there is NO PC available.

Access for the tutor iMAC: Account msadmin password msadmin

Access for the trainee iMACs: Account trainee password academy

Projecting: If using the Tutor iMAC press the APPLE ICON on the control panel of the lectern, if using a laptop press the LAPTOP ICON

HDMI and VGA cables available if you bring long your own laptop, however if you use an apple computer you will need to bring along your own connector (mac to HDMI or mac to VGA).

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Teaching plan

It is very much up to you how you run the session. However from previous feedback the sessions that received the most positive comments use a combination of formal lecture presentation, case review combined with suggested reading material and assessments.

Suggested Reading material. Please send any material you would like the trainees to review prior to the sessions to Sam Truesdale and she will upload.

Lectures. If you are happy for this to be shared with trainees please forward to Sam for upload.

Images for review. Instructions regarding download of DICOM images is provided in the section on Teaching Facilities. Bring DICOM images on either a memory stick or hard drive. We do not have a CD reader.

Gsuite. Assessments and Classroom. If you are interested in developing assessments or additional material and would like more information on how to use google forms or the online classroom facility contact me and I will help.

Virtual Academy. We are currently developing an online program through the Gsuite platform. This is primarily to support the ST2 trainees who didn't attend the Academy through Covid-19. However it is also to future proof the Academy Program in case of further disruption to training. Get in touch if you are interested in being involved in this.

Information Governance

It is the responsibility of the tutor to ensure all images used for teaching and downloaded to the IMACs are fully anonymised and contain NO patient identifiable data. At the end of your session please delete all your radiology cases from the Tutor iMAC by moving the files into and empty the 'Bin'. You can leave your presentation on the desktop or Tutor Folder.

Images are removed from all the iMACs on a monthly basis.

If you would like to contribute to an image database we are currently developing please get in touch.


The Radiology Academy is located on the 2nd floor of the CLINICAL SKILLS AND SIMULATION CENTRE at Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QP .


If you are travelling on the M6 leave AT junction 26 and join M58. Leave M58 at junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk. You should see signs for ‘Edge Hill University’ when you leave the motorway. From junction 3 the journey is 2.8 miles and takes approximately 5 minutes.

The campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59.

If using an online route planner or sat nav, please note that the university postcode is L39 4QP. Please check that the route provided arrives via the main entrance in St Helens Road. Alternatively enter lat/long co-ordinates 53.558622,-2.875178.

Car Parking

You will have an allocated parking space on campus. Please enter via the Visitors Entrance and check in at the security lodge (No 26 on map) inform them you are with the RA (Radiology Academy) and teaching in the Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre . Car parking attendants will direct you to the car park.

Travel Expenses

Sam will send you the expenses form. Please complete as soon as possible and return to: and cc


All trainees are required to complete online feedback for each session the attend. This is done through google forms and is forwarded to you within a few weeks of your session.

Departmental Reimbursement

Your department is reimbursed for the sessions you do for the Academy. Sam Truesdale records all teaching sessions provided on a departmental basis. Invoices are sent to HEENW directly, for payment to the radiology departments each quarter. Your department does not need to invoice separately. If you are not able to provide the teaching and send a trainee to cover your session please inform Sam; only consultant time is reimbursed.

Contact Numbers

Faculty Management FM (any issues relating to the fabric of the room/building) (monitored 8.45-5pm Mon-Fri) Phone 4455 (01695 584455)

Security (any security/emergency issues) Phone 4227 (EMERGENCY 2222) 01695584227

AV (any issues with projector or screens) Phone 7500 (ask for classroom support)