Diagnostic Radiography Methods 1

Course code MRSC1100Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces the clinical science of Diagnostic Radiography; the roles and responsibilities of the diagnostic radiographer in the health care team; conventional diagnostic radiography approaches; and issues related to the management of a patient undergoing a radiographic examination.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. To describe and apply diagnostic radiography practice and procedures
2. Develop clinical reasoning skills so as to provide optimal patient management and outcomes, based on clinical history, patient presentation and differential diagnosis to ensure the appropriate imaging pathway
3. Develop a knowledge of the mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease
4. Identify key imaging anatomy
5. Develop pattern recognition and image interpretation skills so as to identify and describe imaging pathology
Content1. Musculo-skeletal Imaging
2. Cardio-Respiratory Imaging
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1105
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalImaging Anatomy, Pathology and Critique Exam:
Examination: FormalWritten Exam:
Other: (please specify)You must pass this course to progress to Year 2 (MRSC2100, MRSC2110).
Attendance at 80% of tutorials. Students not meeting these attendance rates, and not having supporting Special Consideration documentation will fail this course.

In order to pass this course students must
a. Gain an average mark of 50% or above
b. Gain a minimum mark of 40% in every individual assessment task.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) program.
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
OHS-Criminal Record Check
OHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
National Police Check,
Working with Children and Young People Declaration,
Patient Confidentiality Form,
Current NSW Health Immunization record,
WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of MRSC1010, HUBS1105 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC1110.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC1100