This is the first of three units where knowledge is developed and built on in each subsequent unit, and applied in the clinical environment. You will be introduced to the equipment, instruments and science necessary to produce a digital radiographic image. You will learn about technical factor selection, their impact on the image and the acquisition, manipulation and processing of the final image. All material learnt in this unit is reinforced in a simulated setting. A digital radiological laboratory and imaging workstations linked to PACS will allow for experiential learning.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
MEDI11001 Fundamentals of Imaging Professions, and
MEDI11002 Physics for Health Sciences, and
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Sciences (replacing SCIE11023)
MEDI12001 Radiation Science
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. In-class Test(s)||40%|
|2. In-class Test(s)||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.49% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit supports your ability to meet the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice:
1. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to their division of registration.
5. Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment.
2. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation.
1. Implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities.
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|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
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|2 - In-class Test(s)||•||•||•||•|