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MEDI13001 Science and Instrumentation 3
Science and Instrumentation 3
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General Information


This unit will expand on your prior study of x-ray equipment and imaging processes of specialised imaging technologies. The primary focus of the unit is on the technical fundamentals (both theoretical and practical) of Computed Tomography to enable safe and effective scan technique. You will examine in detail the equipment operation of computed tomography and its processes of data acquisition, processing, reconstruction and display. You will explore dose and image optimisation strategies and quality assurance testing. You will be introduced to the physical and operational principles of advanced medical imaging modalities including angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging and nuclear medicine imaging.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites MEDI12001 Radiation Science; and MEDI12002 Science & Instrumentation 1, and MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2, and MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation

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


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

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 8 January 2024
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 Teaching team feedback


Addition of theory of new and emerging imaging modalities will enhance relevance of content to advancements in new technologies.


Review the current unit weekly schedule and content to allow space to introduce new technology content.

Feedback from Unit coordinator and student feedback


The Week 5 Online Quiz encourages early student engagement with the unit material.


Maintain the application of the online quiz early in the term to motivate students to engage with unit content and to provide them with timely assessment feedback.

Feedback from Unit coordinator and teaching team feedback


The greater proportion of higher grade results may be attributed to the assessments all being online open-book tests.


Replace one of the online tests with an in-class closed book test to better assess factual recall of the unit content.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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This information will be available on Monday 8 January 2024
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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This information will be available on Monday 12 February 2024
Academic Integrity Statement

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