Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIA

Course code MRSC2100
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course consolidates conventional diagnostic radiography approaches and introduces imaging of more complex areas of the appendicular skeleton and introducing the axial skeleton. Patient assessments for suitable imaging approaches are reviewed. Students will continue to develop clinical reasoning skills to manage patients/clients, and professional practice and procedures.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and apply profession specific diagnostic radiography practice and procedures for the regions being covered which includes the axial skeleton, and the pelvic and shoulder girdles. Consideration is given to patient presentations such as Trauma, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Mobile and Theatre Radiography in addition to higher modality instrumentation such as Computed Tomography, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy and Digital Imaging.

2. To describe and apply profession specific diagnostic radiography practice and procedures for all patient presentations, including paediatric presentations in medical imaging. Consideration is given to all aspects of paediatric presentations in medical imaging.

3. Further develop clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management and image evaluation which reflects the understanding of the clinical history and/or the impact on differential diagnosis to ensure the appropriate imaging pathway.

4. Further develop their knowledge of mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease processes on varying patient presentations

5. Identify key imaging anatomy/surface anatomy to continue development of pattern recognition skills so as to identify radiographic pathology

6. Continue to develop communication skills (written & oral)

7. Further develop critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach

8. Further develop information technology skills by conducting a literature search using all major information technologies

9. Further develop and apply self-learning skills

10. Reflect on and evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment.


Diagnostic Radiography specific components:

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging - The Axial Skeleton
  • The Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles
  • Generic Health Science components
  • Critical appraisal of the scientific literature


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC1100 and MRSC1110. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC2110.

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC1100 Diagnostic Radiography Professional Methods 1A MRSC1110 Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 1A

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam - online

In Term Test: Exam - online

Formal Examination: Exam - Formal

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

NOTE: Full term does not include those times when students are on a timetabled professional placement.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term