CHIR20007 - Diagnostic Imaging 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is a continuation of Diagnostic Imaging 1, and covers pathological processes as represented on diagnostic imaging studies, not covered in Diagnostic Imaging 1.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


CHIR20006 Clinical Practice 3


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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%

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

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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.

Source: Student feedback
OSCE in week 13, not week 12
I will seek approval from HOC to place the OSCE in week 13 and complete the necessary change of course proposal.
Action Taken
The OSCE took place in week 12.
Source: Have Your Say and direct student feedback
The majority of students suggested that the OSCE should be moved to a computer lab to ensure the images are clearly visualized.
Future OSCEs should be scheduled into a computer lab to provide a better assessment experience.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say and direct student feedback
Students suggested that they would appreciate having the opportunity to write more than one radiology report during the term
The new unit coordinator should consider how to implement more authentic assessment opportunities. This will better assist students to develop their report writing skills.
Action Taken
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination