Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 1

Course code MRSC1110
Not available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course provides students with the opportunity to begin to develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited diagnostic radiography clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will increase confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in basic professional procedures.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply, participate in, and develop clinical skills in, MRS procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience

2. Begin to develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers

3. Begin to develop clinical reasoning skills

4. Begin to develop and apply communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers

5. Practice within an ethical and legal framework

6. Be able to evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience


This course is fully integrated with MRSC1100. Medical radiation science students in Year I are expected to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes, practice and procedure, at a level commensurate with their professional development as outlined in MRSC1100.

  • Musculo-skeletal imaging
  • Cardio-respiratory imaging

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1105 HUBS1401 MRSC1010 HLSC1000 Must be enrolled in or have successfully passed MRSC1100.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend at least 50% of labs to pass this course
  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must complete 80 hours or 10 shifts on Clinical Placement to pass this course

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Overall, students must gain an average mark of 50% or above to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term

Minimum of 80hours/10 shifts of clinical practice.Clinical Briefing 1 hr and Clinical debriefing 1 hr per semester


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks