MEDI11001 - Fundamentals of the Imaging Professions

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is the first step in your journey as a student medical radiation practitioner. The principle aim of this unit is to provide you with an introduction to the field of Medical Imaging and associated medical radiations professions. The theoretical and laboratory content of this unit enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to perform safely and professionally within your scope of practice.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Enrollment in CG92 Bachelor of Medical Imaging course.

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode

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 Undergraduate 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. Online Test 15%
2. Laboratory/Practical 25%
3. Online Test 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.17% 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 and unit coordinator reflection.
The residential school and associated lab workbook assessment support the online learning.
Continue with labs and residential school.
Action Taken
Continued with labs and residential school.
Source: Student feedback and unit coordinator reflection.
The tutorial questions are useful for tutorial participation and revision.
Continue to publish tutorial questions in Moodle prior to tutorial date.
Action Taken
Discussion questions were provided to students in Moodle about a week prior to each tutorial.
Source: Student feedback
The lab workbook assessment has a low weighting for the work involved.
Re-evaluate assessment item weightings so that they represented the time input, and the effort involved.
Action Taken
Assessment items were reviewed. Small changes were made to the lab workbook to better align with the weighting of that assessment task.
Source: Unit coordinator
The feedback options in online tests allows for timely and useful feedback to students.
Utilise the feedback options in online tests more.
Action Taken
Source: Students and unit coordinator
The lab workbook assessment is a useful learning tool, allowing for student reflection on the content and experiences in labs.
Continue to use a lab workbook assessment associated with the labs.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the responsibilities, role and scope of practice of medical radiation practitioners, particularly in the contexts of professional, medico-legal and regulatory frameworks
  2. Discuss the Australian healthcare system and the provision of diagnostic imaging services within it
  3. Discuss the scientific and humanistic aspects of the various diagnostic and therapeutic branches of the medical radiation sciences
  4. Discuss learning strategies and professional attributes that enable student health professionals to learn and operate effectively within the culture of the clinical workplace
  5. Apply basic concepts of radiation science and instrumentation to radiographic imaging.

This unit links at an introductory level to the following professional capabilities of the medical radiation practitioner as detailed by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia:

  • Domain 1: Professional and Ethical Conduct - Parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Domain 3: Evidence-based Practice and Professional Learning - Part 2
  • Domain 4: Radiation Safety and Risk Management - Parts 1, 4 and 5
  • Domain 5: Practice in Medical Radiation Science - Parts 2, 3 and 4
  • Domain 5A: Practice in Diagnostic Radiography - Parts 1 to 6

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Test
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Test
2 - Laboratory/Practical
3 - Online Test