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MEDI12008 Foundations of Radiation Science
Foundations of Radiation Science
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General Information


This unit will provide you with the foundational science knowledge needed for future study of the safe and effective use of x-ray imaging equipment and production of diagnostic radiography images. You will learn the theoretical concepts of radiation production and control, radiation interactions in matter, and basics of digital radiographic image recording and processing. This learning will be underpinned by a study of core physics concepts. You will learn how and why to limit radiation exposure through the study of radiation bioeffects and best practices in radiation protection.


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

Enrolment in CB77

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 Student feedback and unit coordinator reflection


Students were unsure of the volume of responses expected in the written report as there were no word count guidelines.


Review the report template requirements and provide additional clarity of expectations in the guidance document for completing the written report.

Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection.


The process of scoring the written report and providing detailed comments was not efficient, resulting in delayed return of marked reports.


Re-build the scoring sheet and feedback documentation process for the written report in order to enable increased efficiency in providing useful feedback.

Feedback from Student feedback and lab instructional team reflections


For some student groups, a significant portion of the lab time was spent in interpreting the lab instructions. For labs that were not led by the unit coordinator, there was some variation in that interpretation.


Provide photos and/or brief videos to illustrate equipment set-ups.

Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection


While basic concepts of image appearances and terms for describing those appearances were introduced in Week 1, the skill development was not effectively scaffolded during the term. This impacted students' performance in discussing their lab images in the written report.


Provide additional guidance in image viewing and image appearance description through either tutorial activities or instructional videos.

Feedback from Student feedback


Students appreciated the lecture recordings, which were comprehensive in scope, clearly presented and provided as multiple short videos each week.


Maintain the mini-lecture format of the lecture videos.

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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