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MEDI12005 - Science and Instrumentation 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on Science and Instrumentation 1 and aims to provide you with insights about the x-ray generator and timing circuit in the digital environment. You will learn about exposure technique charts and their application in digital x-ray systems. You will also be introduced to the physical and operational principles of orthopantomography (OPG),mammography, mobile and fluoroscopic systems. This unit will help you further understand how image quality and dose can be influenced for fluroscopic systems. You will use a digital radiological simulation lab and a mobile x-ray unit for experential learning.

Details

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

Prerequisites:

MEDI12001 Radiation Science and MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 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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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. In-class Test(s) 20%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
3. 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%).

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.85% 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 Evaluation and Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
Some students were unclear on some aspects of the instructions and the marking rubric for the group assessment.
Recommendation
Review the instructions and marking rubric to ensure students can address what is expected in the assessment.
Action Taken
Group assessment has been removed from the unit following the curriculum review process.
Source: Student Evaluation and Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
The supplemental lecture recordings for the face-to-face lectures supported students in making notes and understanding the concepts.
Recommendation
Maintain the provision of supplemental recordings of the face-to-face lectures to support learning and teaching.
Action Taken
Due to the impact of COVID-19, recorded lectures were created for the unit in 2020. These video recordings will be adapted for future iterations of the unit.
Source: Have your say Unit Coordinator self reflection
Feedback
The availability of shorter lecture videos has been well received by students.
Recommendation
Maintain the availability of shorter lecture video recordings for future iterations of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Having application type questions in the weekly tutorials supported student learning and consolidation of the key concepts learned.
Recommendation
Continue the adaptation of application type questions in the review and consolidation of content in the weekly tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator self-reflection
Feedback
Students will benefit from hands on practical activities on concepts related to controlling radiographic image appearances.
Recommendation
Investigate the feasibility of incorporating lab activities to support the content focusing on controlling radiographic image appearances.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Relate the main subcomponents of the x-ray generator to the overall generator operation and the controlled production of radiation.
  2. Outline the use of exposure timing devices in controlling the duration of a given exposure and the safe operation of a digital radiographic unit.
  3. Construct a technique chart for a general radiographic unit with digital image receptor system.
  4. Discuss the design and operational features of the orthopantomography (OPG), mammography, mobile and fluoroscopic units.
  5. Analyse how image quality and radiation dose can be controlled for fluroscopic systems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
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
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
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
1 - In-class Test(s)
3 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment