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This unit focuses on developing your skills in performing routine radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, shoulder, pelvis, thorax and abdomen on an ambulant adult at an advanced beginner level. You will demonstrate high levels of patient care and radiation safety. You will develop skills to evaluate radiographs with regard to image quality and determine if an image is diagnostic. The principles of image interpretation will be introduced and common trauma/disease processes of the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system explored. The practical and simulated experiential learning element of this unit is performed in the University's Medical Imaging clinical simulation laboratories. This supports your readiness to put your knowledge and skills to use in your first clinical placement.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
MEDI12001 Radiation Science
MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 1
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 and BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 OR BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Sciences
MEDI11001 Fundamentals of Imaging Professions
MEDI11003 Relational Anatomy
MEDI11004 Professional Practice
MEDI11005 Patient Care in the Allied Health Professions
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 1 - 2024
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).