CQUniversity Unit Profile
CHIR20007 Diagnostic Imaging 2
Diagnostic Imaging 2
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General Information

Overview

This unit is a continuation of Diagnostic Imaging 1. The unit further prepares you to identify, interpret, report and communicate skeletal changes of pathological process not previously covered, as they present on conventional radiographs and advanced imaging modalities. These differential diagnostic skills are fundamental competencies in Chiropractic practice.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Corequisite: CHIR20006 Clinical Practice 3 Pre-requisite CHIR20005 Diagnostic Imaging 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Mackay

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Oral Examination
Weighting: 30%
4. Case Study
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students found that the layout of the lectures were easy to follow and the assessments flowed well.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide good quality, genuine, case-based material and assessments that support student learning.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students appreciated the high level of feedback that they received throughout this unit.

Recommendation

It is recommended that timely supportive feedback continue to be provided.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Some students reported that this unit was very content heavy.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the unit coordinator review the content to ensure it remains aligned with contemporary chiropractic practice.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Some students felt that given both the difficulty and importance of the content in this unit that relocating it to a term that does not have interruptions such as Christmas and New Years would improve their learning experience.

Recommendation

It is recommended that during future curriculum review, consideration be given to optimal unit placement.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify the radiographic signs of disease.
  2. Differentiate normal from abnormal radiographic structures of the body.
  3. Develop and utilise a search strategy to locate and describe disease processes.
  4. Create a differential diagnosis list and decide which entity is most likely based on radiographic and clinical information.
  5. Select appropriate management for a variety of abnormalities.
  6. Write complete and concise radiology reports.

The Learning Outcomes are in the context of the AQF and specifically address Units 6, 7, 8, 9, of the CCEA Competencies, in particular elements 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 7.2, 9.2, 9.3 with an emphasis on elements 6.4, 7.1, 8.3, and 9.10.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Oral Examination - 30%
4 - Case Study - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Yochum and Rowe's Essentials of Skeletal Radiology 3rd (2005)

Authors: Terry R Yochum and Lindsay J Rowe
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781739467
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kristin Grace Unit Coordinator
k.grace@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to bone lesions and radiologic predictor variables

Chapter

All page numbers from Yochum & Rowe's Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, Third Edition

Chap. 7, pp. 679-718

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Osseous and Cartilagenous Tumours

Chapter

Osteoma pp. 1244-1248

Bone island/enostoma pp. 1249-1254

Osteoid Osteoma/osteoblastoma pp. 1254-1267

Osteosarcoma pp. 1184-1194

Enchondroma pp. 1267-1279

Osteochondroma pp. 1226-1237

Chondrosarcoma pp. 1194-1200

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Fibrous and Miscellaneous Tumours

Chapter

Fibroxanthoma pp. 1285-1290

Fibrosarcoma pp. 1205-1208

Giant cell tumor pp. 1220-1226

Aneurysmal bone cyst pp. 1295-1299

Ewing's sarcoma pp. 1200-1205

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Metastasis and Miscellaneous Tumours

Chapter

Metastatic bone tumours pp. 1137-1168

Multiple myeloma pp. 1168-1183

Hemangioma pp. 1237-1244

Chordoma pp. 1208-1213

Paget's disease pp.1302-1331

Fibrous dysplasia pp. pp. 1332-1346

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Trauma Introduction

Chapter

pp. 793-805 & 929-939

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Trauma Upper Extremity

Chapter

Shoulder girdle, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand pp. 889-921

Events and Submissions/Topic

Report Writing - Cases 1-3 Due Monday 20 December 2021 11:59pm

Vacation Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Trauma Lower Extremity

Chapter

Hip, knee, ankle, foot pp. 858-885

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Trauma Spine

Chapter

pp. 811-858

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Chest Part 1

Chapter

Weekly teaching materials posted to Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Oral Interpretation Assessments begin - Times will be allocated prior

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Chest Part 2

Chapter

Weekly teaching materials posted to Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Abdomen

Chapter

Weekly teaching materials posted to Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Report Writing Cases 4-6 Due Monday 07 February 2022

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

OSCE Assessment Friday 11 February 2022 10am-12pm (unless conflict arises prior)


End of Term Practical Assessment - Case Based OSCE Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 10:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

End of Term Written Theory Assessment Due: Exam Week Monday (14 Feb 2022) 9:00 am AEST
Term Specific Information

Rescheduling announcement of mid term break week from 6th-10th Dec to 20th-24th December. Teaching will continue through CQUni mid term break week 6th-10th December becoming week 5 for this unit and 20th-24th Dec becoming the mid term break week.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
End of Term Written Theory Assessment

Task Description

This assessment is to be online. The test will be comprised of a range of question formats, including multi choice, matching, short and long answer explanations.

This is a closed-book assessment and no notes, texts or additional electronic devices are allowed during this assessment task. You will have a 10 minute perusal time prior to the allotted writing time. The test will last for two (2) hours. You will submit your test electronically.

This test must be written at the timetabled date and time. If you arrive late, you may enter the test room up to 15 minutes after the start of the test, however, you will still be required to submit your test at the standard test end time. You will not be allowed entry more than 15 minutes after the test starts. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity for you to complete this assessment at a later time, and you will receive a mark of zero for the assessment.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (14 Feb 2022) 9:00 am AEST

Scheduled via Moodle; Submission Online


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

In order to achieve a passing grade or higher, students will be required to demonstrate their competencies in the following areas:

1. Identify key principles and findings of pathology that may present on diagnostic imaging studies relevant to Chiropractic practice and their relationship to clinical information;

2. Effectively communicate an understanding of referral pathways related to key findings on diagnostic imaging studies and associated clinical information;

3. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately order and interpret imaging relevant to Chiropractic practice;

4. Demonstrate the application of ALARA principles or other guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging modalities.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal radiographic structures of the body.
  • Develop and utilise a search strategy to locate and describe disease processes.
  • Select appropriate management for a variety of abnormalities.
  • Write complete and concise radiology reports.

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
End of Term Practical Assessment - Case Based OSCE

Task Description

Students will review a series of image sets with or without an accompanying history from which they will be required to identify and abnormality, diagnose a condition or abnormality or answer a number of associated short answer questions. The clinical cases will align with content from the radiology lectures as well as relevant normal radiographic anatomy.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 10:00 am AEST

Unless prior conflict arises; Submission online


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

In order to achieve a passing grade or higher, students will be required to demonstrate their competencies in the following areas:

1. Accurately identify pathologies covered in the course;

2. Apply appropriate terminology to describe the radiographic appearance and diagnosis of pathologies;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate referral pathways including GP, Specialist, Advanced Imaging, Pathology;

4. Effectively communicate key radiographic findings and their relationships to clinical information in a simulated clinical environment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal radiographic structures of the body.
  • Develop and utilise a search strategy to locate and describe disease processes.
  • Create a differential diagnosis list and decide which entity is most likely based on radiographic and clinical information.

3 Oral Examination

Assessment Title
Viva/ Oral Interpretation and Presentation

Task Description

The student will be provided with 1-2 diagnostic imaging cases reflecting that which may present to a chiropractor. These will be chosen randomly and will represent those conditions presented during the term.

The student will attend a 15 minute 'one-on-one, in person/online' assessment session and provide a verbal interpretation of the above cases to the lecturer. This assessment will be completed throughout Weeks 9-12. Times will be made available and posted for selection at Week 8.

Marking rubric for this component will be provided on Moodle and discussed in tutorial.

These assessments will be held online.


Assessment Due Date

** These will take place between Weeks 9-12. Times will be made available in Week 8


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

In order to achieve a passing grade or higher, students will be required to demonstrate their competencies in the following areas:

1. Identify normal radiographic anatomy;

2. Identify pathologies covered in the course;

3. Apply appropriate terminology to describe the radiographic appearance and diagnosis of pathologies;

4. Effectively communicate key radiographic findings and their relationships to clinical information in a simulated clinical environment

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the contraindications to manual therapies;

6. Demonstrate an understanding of referral pathways including GP, Specialist, Advanced Imaging, Pathology where appropriate.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify the radiographic signs of disease.
  • Create a differential diagnosis list and decide which entity is most likely based on radiographic and clinical information.
  • Select appropriate management for a variety of abnormalities.

4 Case Study

Assessment Title
Written Case Reports

Task Description

Radiological reports are an important component of clinical management. It is crucial that chiropractors are able to construct adequate reports on films obtained in their clinics and comprehend terminology contained in reports on images provided. The student will construct Six (6) detailed radiology reports on separate case images. Instructions for locating the case images will be provided on the Moodle page.

Please note the following details:

  • The report itself should be in the format presented in the course.
  • Adhere to the template posted on Moodle
  • 3 reports will be due at the time specified in week 6 and the remaining 3 reports will be due at the time specified in Week 11

This is a pass/ fail component. ALL reports must be turned in to pass. Feedback will be provided during discussion of the case in tutorial and a Model report will be uploaded following week 6 and week 12.


Assessment Due Date

These will be submitted via Turnitin on Moodle Weeks 6 and 11


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Feb 2022)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

In order to achieve a passing grade or higher, students will be required to demonstrate their competencies in the following areas:

1. Identification of pathologies covered in the course;

2. Apply appropriate terminology to describe the radiographic appearance and diagnosis of pathologies;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanics of radiographic report writing;

4. Effectively communicate key radiographic findings and their relationships to clinical information in a simulated clinical environment;

5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate referral pathways including GP, Specialist, Advanced Imaging, Pathology.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify the radiographic signs of disease.
  • Write complete and concise radiology reports.

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?