The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

MRSC1060

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides medical radiation science (MRS) students with an understanding of MRS clinical practice issues. This course will explore relevant issues to prepare students for safe and ethical practice in MRS including: Medical terminology, Patient information and management systems, venepuncture and cannulation techniques, and clinical CT applications. This course is a compulsory program component.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used medical terms relevant to medical imaging and radiation therapy

2. Discuss use of patient information management systems in MRS, including Picture and Archiving Communication Systems (PACS)

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the procedure and risks for venepuncture and cannulation techniques

4. Demonstrate foundation knowledge of clinical CT including; radiation dose minimisation and use of contrast media

5. Discuss the use of CT protocols for clinical applications


Content

  1. Medical terminology
  2. Patient information and management systems
  3. Venepuncture and cannulation
  4. Clinical CT applications

Requisite

This course is only available to students active in the B Medical Radiation Science programs (11017, 11018 or 11019) or the B Medical Radiation Science (Honours) programs (40002, 40010 or 40011) and have successfully completed MRSC1010.


Assumed knowledge

MRSC1010


Assessment items

Quiz: Online topic quizzes

Formal Examination: Formal examination *

Project: Video project *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Project: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks starting in week 1

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks starting in week 5

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks