Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Medical Radiation Science undergoes constant and rapid technologic and procedural change, and to ensure adequacy for future practice there is a need for students to develop learning and evaluative strategies to assess the utility of emerging professional practice roles, clinical procedures, technology, patient assessment, and assess the outcomes from medical imaging and radiation therapy. This course provides students with the skills required to complete a comprehensive review of the literature and an opportunity to engage their interest by examining advanced, emerging and future approaches to medical radiation science.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC3251. Students who have successfully completed MRSC3251 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC4080.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Search, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant scientific literature on a chosen topic of interest and develop a review document demonstrating advanced writing skills and an appreciation for past, present and future practice in MRS.

2. Critically examine the utility of emerging and future practice methods in radiation therapy and medical imaging technologies

3. Analyse the basis for better patient management or outcomes though advanced

4. Identify and engage their professional and academic interest in researching and reviewing emerging practice

5. Engage in discussion, and debate topics, with other students through online group work activities

6. Communicate their understanding and learning in a way that is creative and engaging and captures the interest they have in their work


The content of this course is aligned yearly to the emerging practices and technologies within medical radiation science. These changes are constant and rapid and the content of this course changes as practice changes. Examples of the content of this course include issues related to:- Advanced and emerging Anatomical and Functional Imaging- Advanced  and emerging Radiation Therapy treatment options-Skills related to undertaking a review of literature relevant to a chosen topic and write up of outcomes of the review.


Students must be active in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) 40002 program and have successfully completed MRSC3080, STAT1070, MRSC3155 and MRSC3160


Students must be active in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) 40010 program and have successfully completed MRSC3260 and MRSC3270


Students must be active in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) 40011 program must have successfully completed MRSC3355 and MRSC3380

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment *

Quiz: Quiz

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend the workshops and engage with the learning activities and assessments

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

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