Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIA

Course code MRSC3100Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course consolidates conventional diagnostic radiography approaches and extends the students' understanding of complex imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Angiography. Patient assessments for suitable imaging approaches are consolidated. Students will refine clinical reasoning skills to manage patients/clients, and professional practice and procedures.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who sucessfully complete this course should be able to:
1. describe and apply profession specific diagnostic radiography practice and procedures for the regions being covered which includes hepato-biliary, gastro-intestinal, genito-urinary, peripheral vasculature and female and maternal. Consideration is given to patient presentations such as Trauma, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, in addition to expansion of understanding higher modality instrumentation and procedures such as Computed Tomography, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Angiography and Digital Imaging.
2. demonstrate 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.
3. demonstrate their knowledge of mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease processes on varying patient presentations
4. continue to identify key imaging anatomy/surface anatomy to expand pattern recognition skills so as to identify radiographic pathology
5. demonstrate communication skills (written & oral)
6. demonstrate critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach
7. further develop information technology skills by conducting a literature search using all major information technologies
8. demonstrate and apply self learning skills
9. reflect on & evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment.
Content. Neurological Imaging
. CT
. Ultrasound
. Fluoroscopy
. Digital Imaging
. Angiographty
. Hepato-Biliary and Gastro-Intestinal Imaging
. Genito-Urinary Tract Imaging
. Female and Maternal Imaging
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2150 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIB
MRSC2160 MRS Clinical IIB
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassQuizzes:
Computer based Radiographic Anatomy and Radiographic Pathology quizzes
Examination: FormalThe examination format may constitute multiple choice questions, true/false, short line answers, and/or a Modified Essay Question. The use of electronic assessment procedures may also be employed.
Other: (please specify)Summative feedback on the Module submissions
Peer Assessment
This aspect of assessment will concentrate on each individuals participation in group activities, in particular the Module. All students will be provided with clear instructions on how to undertake a Peer Assessment.
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria:
Attendance at 80% of tutorials. Students not meeting these attendance rates, and not having supporting Special Consideration documentation, may fail this course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 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 Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC2150, MRSC2160, HUBS2103, HUBS1401 and must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3111.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3100