Medical Radiation Science 1A

Course code MRSC1010Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides medical radiation science (MRS) students with a global perspective of 21st century MRS clinical practice issues. The course will explore the practice and science of MRS and its role in modern health care; its use in the diagnosis, staging, treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic illness and injury; the physical, radiobiological and radiation safety principles underlying imaging and therapy; and an introduction to the interpretation of medical images used in MRS. This course is a compulsory program component.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Discuss the impact and use of medical radiation science in a wide range of medicine and health applications
2. Compare and contrast the differences between different imaging modalities, and their use in the care of patients
3. Describe the biological effects of ionising and non-ionising radiations associated with the different imaging modalities
4. Recognise the dangers associated with medical radiations, and describe the safe and ethical use of medical imaging and therapy interventions
5. Begin to Identify normal anatomical and functional features on a range of medical images
6. Recognise the role that MRS staff have in modern health care, and the requirements for national registration and the ongoing maintenance of registration
Content1. Describing the professions, National Registration, Mandatory responsibilities and notifications, Professional memberships

2. Imaging Modalities, Therapy Applications and Clinical Methods
Plain film, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, hybrid imaging, therapy applications

3. The digital era and the digital image
Acquiring an image, Image storage, Image enhancement, 2D 3D 4D imaging, clinical advantages

4. Physical and Biological Effects of Medical Radiations
Ionising and non-ionising radiations, atomic structure, interactions with matter, biological effects of radiation, radiation protection, production of radiation for imaging and treatment, production of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and treatment.

5. Safe and Ethical use of medical imaging
Registration and licensing standards, national and international codes, radiation protection

6. Image Interpretation, Normal anatomy, functional images.
Replacing Course(s)This course replaced PHYS1200 in 2013.
TransitionStudents who have failed and need to repeat PHYS1200 will enrol in MRSC1010 from 2013.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAs a commencing 1st semester 1st year course there is no assumed knowledge.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Lecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassThis examination is designed to assess developing understanding of specific professional concepts & developing professional knowledge.

Assesses objectives 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Examination: ClassThe examination is designed to assess your developing understanding of medical physics as it relates to MRS. .

Assesses objectives 1-4
Examination: On-lineThe examination is designed to assess your developing understanding of anatomy and imaging pathways as it relates to MRS.

Assesses objectives 2, 5, 6
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in B MRS(Diagnostic Radiography) or B MRS (Radiation Therapy) or B MRS (Nuclear Medicine)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MRSC1010