Medical Imaging Pathways 1

Course code HLSC2040Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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 (part 2 is HLSC2045 Medical Imaging Pathways 2)which takes a multi-modality approach to the major organ systems of the human body on a system-by-system and pathology-related basis. Each course can be undertaken individually or in sequence to examine all the major organ systems.

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. This course is delivered in distance mode.

Available in 2015

Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will be able to describe and discuss:
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
ContentStudents 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
Replacing Course(s)MRSC6040 single semester course.
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalMCQ Exam 40%
Assess material delivered in Modules 4-7 undertaken in formal examination period
Other: (please specify)1. Assignment 40%
This assignment allows the student to demonstrate their knowledge of the role of medical imaging in a field related to their area of interest/expertise.

2. Online MCQ Exam 20%
Assess material delivered in Modules 1-3
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC2040