Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Medical radiation practitioners acquire, manage and manipulate 3D data sets to produce diagnostic medical images which are used to assist in patient management and treatment planning. All medical radiation practitioners are required to demonstrate knowledge of multi-modality cross-sectional imaging techniques for the human body, and to identify normal anatomy and pathologically abnormal anatomy on cross sectional images.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate knowledge of cross sectional imaging techniques

2. Recognise normal anatomy, anatomic variants, and pathological anatomy across multi-modality imaging techniques

3. Develop an evidence-based portfolio of multi-modality imaging and treatment cases


Further exposure to multi-modality cross sectional imaging techniques and processes using CT, MRI and PET on a system-by-system and pathology-related basis, including:.- neuro imaging (brain- spine) and head and neck

Focus on recognition of normal anatomy and variations in composition and structure that occur in organs and tissues as a result of disease.


This course is only available to students active in the B MRS (Honours) (40002, 40010 or 40011) programs and have successfully completed MRSC3020.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC3020 Cross-Sectional Imaging 1

Assessment items

Quiz: Class Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Presentation: Group presentation

* 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:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve a mark of 50% or more to pass the course

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

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