MEDI12006 - Imaging Procedures 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Imaging Procedures 2 will build upon your foundation knowledge and skills developed in Imaging Procedures 1. On completion of this unit, you should be able to perform routine radiographic examinations of the axial and appendicular skeleton, chest, abdomen and craniofacial structures. You will expand your image assessment and interpretation skills to radiography of the axial skeleton. You will be introduced to additional areas of radiographic practice, including mammography, bone mineral densitometry and mobile x-ray imaging. This unit includes a large element of clinical simulation to enhance readiness for clinical placement.


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


MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology 

MEDI12001 Radiation Science

MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 1

MEDI12003 Imaging Procedures 1


MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 1

MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2

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 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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 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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. In-class Test(s) 30%
3. Portfolio 0%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
5. Online Test 50%
6. Practical Assessment 0%
7. Practical Assessment 0%
8. Laboratory/Practical 0%

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 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.49% 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 liked the video lectures as it offered them greater time flexibility and they could refer back to the lectures as required.
Continue to deliver lectures as videos accessed on the unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
Lectures were delivered as videos accessed on the unit Moodle site.
Source: Teaching staff reflection
The unit's theory component was distributed across the full term due to the delayed placement. This impacted the timing of the online tests. With the return to the standard unit structure (Weeks 6 - 14 delivery) in 2021, the test dates will be closer together.
Review the assessment strategy relative to the unit delivery model.
Action Taken
The assessment strategy was reviewed and the timing of online tests was optimised for the standard unit structure (Weeks 6 -14 delivery).
Source: Instructor reflection
The modified delivery for 2020 resulted in a small reduction in hours of lab class relative to previous terms. Students were encouraged to use the desktop VR system through the term to do virtual image-taking sessions to supplement the on-campus lab activity. The VR system provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate cause and effect that would otherwise require radiation use. Review of use statistics indicates this was underutilised.
Investigate the development of structured learning activities involving the VR system as the learning tool.
Action Taken
A new assessment task, Image Portfolio and Evaluation, was added to the unit. Students used the VR system to perform imaging and evaluated their VR images for technical sufficiency.
Source: Coordinator reflection
In 2021 the summative assessment of radiographic skills and imaging theory was expanded to include both radiographic examinations newly learned in this unit and those learned in the prerequisite unit. Testing both supports currency of knowledge and skill in the full range of examinations that students will be expected to perform in their Term 3 clinical placement.
Continue to assess previous Imaging Procedures unit content to facilitate clinical placement readiness.
Action Taken
Source: Coordinator reflection
The new learning activity and assessment task of the image assessment portfolio used the virtual reality (VR) radiography learning system. This self-paced student learning activity was effective for supporting image assessment skill development.
Investigate further structured learning activities that focus on image evaluation using the VR system (in addition to the image evaluation and portfolio assessment) to facilitate clinical placement readiness.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform safely and effectively at an advanced beginner level simulated radiographic examinations of all body regions, focusing on commonly requested examination on ambulant adults
  2. Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment
  3. Assess radiographs for technical sufficiency
  4. Discuss methods to modify a radiographic examination to improve technical sufficiency and/or better demonstrate required anatomy
  5. Identify radiographic appearances of normal anatomical structures, common normal variants and common pathologies on radiographic images all body regions
  6. Use technical terminology correctly in discussing the set-up of the beam, patent and image receptor for radiographic examinations and in discussing radiographic images and their appearances
  7. Discuss the indications for, anatomical features demonstrated by, technical set-ups, patient care requirements and specific imaging goals of routine radiographic projections of all body regions of ambulant adult patients
  8. Discuss the techniques, patient care requirements and safety considerations of mammography, bone mineral densitometry, dental imaging and, at an introductory level, mobile and theatre imaging.

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice (2020)

Domain 1: Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7

Domain 1A: Diagnostic radiographer: capability 1

Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2

Domain 3: Communicator and collaborator: capabilities 1 and 2

Domain 4: Evidence-informed practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2

Domain 5: Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1 and 2

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Portfolio
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
5 - Online Test
6 - Practical Assessment
7 - Practical Assessment
8 - Laboratory/Practical
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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