Medical Imaging Pathways 1

Course code HLSC2040
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course allows students to look at medical imaging more broadly, rather than within the context of a single imaging modality or technique, thus creating the opportunity for the student to develop an appreciation of the role of each medical imaging modality in diagnosis. The course is part 1 of two courses which takes a multi-modality approach to the major organ systems of the human body on a system-by-system and pathology-related basis.

An algorithmic approach to the imaging of common diseases will be used in the development of, and in the understanding of, "decision-trees" used in the selection of the most appropriate imaging technique.

Availability

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. The basis of multi-modality imaging. The operating principles of the major imaging modalities

2. The characteristic imaging appearance of particular disease process using the major imaging modalities

3. Imaging of the upper and lower limbs

4. Imaging of the head and neck

5. Imaging of the spine

6. Cardiac and pulmonary imaging

7. Imaging of peripheral vascular disease

Content

Students will complete modules covering the following topics:

  1. The basis of multi-modality imaging. The operating principles of the major imaging modalities
  2. The characteristic imaging appearance of particular disease process using the major imaging modalities
  3. Imaging of the upper and lower limbs
  4. Imaging of the head and neck
  5. Imaging of the spine
  6. Cardiac and pulmonary imaging
  7. Imaging of peripheral vascular disease

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - the role of medical imaging

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This is an estimate only as the time required will vary from student to student.