Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
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 utilises case based and collaborative learning, and requires students to work as part of an engaged team to produce an evidence based portfolio of learning that examines the uses of MRS in a variety of settings. This course is a compulsory program component.
On 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. Identify normal anatomical and functional features on a range of medical images
6. Work with their peers to identify their learning needs; plan their learning to meet both short and long term outcomes; communicate effectively with their team and course staff; construct a portfolio that highlights their learning; and assessment the contribution of learning brought to the team from all team members.
1. Imaging Modalities, Therapy Applications and Clinical Methods
Plain film, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, hybrid imaging, therapy applications
2. The digital era and the digital image
Acquiring an image, Image storage, Image enhancement, clinical advantages
3. Physical and Biological Effects of Medical Radiations
Ionising and non-ionising radiations, interactions with matter
4. Safe and Ethical use of medical imaging
Registration and licensing standards, national and international codes, radiation protection
5. Image Interpretation
Normal anatomy, functional images.
6. Group work
Advantages, principles, organisation, communication, learning to agree and compromise, resolving conflict.
PHYS1200 - this has been discussed and agreed with Prof John O'Connor. Head Mathematical & Physical Sciences.
Students who have failed and need to repeat PHYS1200 will enrol in MRSC1010 from 2012.
As a commencing 1st semester 1st year course there is no assumed knowledge.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Term for 2 weeks