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 Not Applicable
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

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65% response rate.

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
Students identified that the content volume was very high
It is recommended that students will be informed verbally and in writing that they should expect to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours of self study, beyond the lecture provisions and an additional 2-4 hours of practical study beyond the scheduled tutorials, per week to stay on top of the content. Students should seek assistance as early as possible if difficulties arise. The lecturer has an open door policy for students to assist with course-work.
Action Taken
Greater time and emphasis was placed on unit expectations and commitment from week one, with changes to tutorials to further support student learning.
Source: Student feedback
Students stated that they want the lecture recordings put up earlier than the week of the lecture
It is recommended that all lecture slides are available for the entire term prior to week one. Students will be directed to look to their recommended text book for further information, including condition summaries, prior to the lecture. Lecture recordings will be available the week prior to delivery.
Action Taken
All lecture slides and recordings for the entire 12 week unit were available in Moodle prior to week 1.
Source: Student feedback, self evaluation
Subject content volume and delivery
The volume of content in this course is very high and quite demanding. Feedback indicates that the two week intensive interpretation should be eliminated and replaced with consistent weekly activities. I will attempt to make such changes for future courses.
Action Taken
Weekly tutorials were provided to assist with the recommendations from the previous year and all tutorials were then uploaded to Moodle following the tutorial.
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
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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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