Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIB

Course code MRSC2150Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course further consolidates conventional diagnostic radiography approaches and introduces imaging of more complex areas of the axial skeleton as well as the abdominal viscera. The students are also introduced to the concepts of the role of contrast media in imaging. 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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. describe radiographic examinations and radiologic procedures for the regions being covered which includes the axial skeleton (cranium, paranasal sinuses, facial bones) and plain and contrast enhanced radiographic examinations of the abdominal tracts. Consideration is given to patient presentations such as Trauma, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Mobile and Theatre Radiography in addition to higher modality instrumentation such as Tomography, CT, MRI and Fluoroscopy and Digital Imaging.
2. identify key radiographic anatomy and perform radiographic as well as imaging critiques in written and oral formats to assist in developing pattern recognition skills so as to identify radiographic pathology.
3. continue to develop communication skills (written & oral).
4. further develop critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach.
5. further develop information technology skills by conducting a literature search using all major information technologies.
6. further develop and apply self learning skills.
7. reflect on & evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment.
ContentDiagnostic Radiography specific components:
Radiographic Contrast Media
Imaging of the Abdomen and Axial skeleton (cranium, paranasal sinuses, facial bones)
Generic Health Science component
Poster development
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2100 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIA
MRSC2110 Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIA
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line2 Hour Computer Based Radiographic Anatomy, Radiographic Pathology and Radiographic Critique Examination. This assessment item must be passed to pass the course.
Examination: Formal3 hour Theory Paper. This assessment item must be passed to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria:
Participation at tutorials. Students not meeting required attendance and participation requirements, and not having supporting Special Consideration documentation, may fail this course and be excluded from MRSC2560
Other: (please specify)Conference Poster project.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC2100, MRSC2110 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2160.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2150