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MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2
Science and Instrumentation 2
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General Information


This unit builds on Science and Instrumentation 1 and aims to provide you with insights about the x-ray generator and timing circuit in the digital environment. You will learn to apply digital image processing, histogram analysis and post-processing concepts to control radiographic image appearances. You will also be introduced to the physical and operational principles of specialised equipment such as orthopantomography (OPG), bone mineral densitometry, mammography, mobile and fluroscopic systems. This unit will help you understand how image quality and dose can be influenced for fluoroscopic systems.


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

Prerequisites: MEDI12001 Radiation Science and MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 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 2 - 2022


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

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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 Unit Coordinator self reflection


The availability of shorter lecture videos has been well received by students.


Maintain the availability of shorter lecture video recordings for future iterations of the unit.

Feedback from Have your say


Having application type questions in the weekly tutorials supported student learning and consolidation of the key concepts learned.


Continue the adaptation of application type questions in the review and consolidation of content in the weekly tutorials.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator self-reflection


Students will benefit from hands on practical activities on concepts related to controlling radiographic image appearances.


Investigate the feasibility of incorporating lab activities to support the content focusing on controlling radiographic image appearances.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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