Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate basic 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 to more complex professional procedures. Clinical placement occurs during Semester 1 for six weeks.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Continue to develop and use clinical skills in MRS procedures

2. Further develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards and ability to communicate with members of the public and other health care workers

3. Further develop their clinical reasoning skills

4. Practice within an existing ethical and legal framework

5. Be able to evaluate and critique their professional role and performance during clinical practice


Musculoskeletal 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.


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2100, have successfully completed MRSC1100 or MRSC1150, MRSC1110 and PHYS1250, and be active in BMRS (Diag Radiography) (11017) or BMRS (Honours) (Diag Radiography) (40002) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC1110 Clinical Education I

MRSC1100 or MRSC1150 MRS Professional Methods 1

Must be enrolled in or have successfully passed MRSC2100

Assessment items

Portfolio: Professional Skills / Clinical Competence Portfolio

In Term Test: Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Seminar: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Clinical Briefing 2 hrs per semester - compulsory attendance.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours



Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks

A minimum of 240 hours/30 shifts of clinical practice. Clinical briefing 1 hr per semester and debriefing 1 hr per semester - compulsory attendance NOTE: Full term does not include those times students are on a timetabled professional placement


Face to Face On Campus 1.5 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Pre-clinical briefing Seminar.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.