The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2019.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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.


  • Neurological Imaging
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Digital Imaging
  • Angiographty
  • Hepato-Biliary and Gastro-Intestinal Imaging
  • Genito-Urinary Tract Imaging
  • Female and Maternal Imaging


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) program.

Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC2150, MRSC2160, HUBS2103 and HUBS1401.

Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC3111.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC2150 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIB

MRSC2160 MRS Clinical IIB

Assessment items

Quiz: Quizzes

Formal Examination: Exam - formal

Written Assignment: Groupwork Assignment