The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This advanced course consolidates the student's learning of the role of diagnostic imaging in health care so that students will be prepared for future professional practice.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC3150. Students who have successfully completed MRSC3150 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC3155.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Appreciate the wide range of disease processes which can be diagnosed and treated in the radiology department

2. Compare and contrast multi-modality imaging pathways which lead to the most efficacious diagnosis and treatment of disease

3. Evaluate the care required for patients who are undergoing medical imaging examinations and procedures in the radiology department/practice

4. Critically examine emerging issues in medical imaging

5. Identify the requirements for effective anatomical imaging using Ultrasound, Digital Subtraction Angiography, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in diagnosis and treatment

6. Be able to identify anatomy in cross section


Presents the role of each medical imaging modality in diagnosis and treatment of disease and examines factors which determine selection of most efficacious outcomes for patient.  Specific modalities covered include:1. CT, MRI, Angiography, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy2. Neurological Imaging3. Thoracic imaging4. Imaging in Major Trauma


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3160, have successfully completed MRSC3105 & MRSC3111, and be active in the BMRS (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) (40002) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC3105 and MRSC3110

Assessment items

Quiz: Class Quiz

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Participation: Essential Criteria: Attendance at 80% of tutorials.

* 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 in the final exam to pass this course

Contact hours



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

Videoconference will be employed to accommodate UoNDRH involvement.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks