MEDI13002 - Imaging Procedures 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Imaging Procedures 3 builds upon the core knowledge and skills developed and consolidated during Imaging Procedures 1 and 2 and clinical practice. This unit will focus on practical Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and on safe administration of intravenous contrast media. On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills and knowledge to be able to perform simulated CT examinations of the brain, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. You will customise imaging acquisition and processing parameters for various clinical presentations. You will propose and develop new and modified imaging protocols. You will learn the foundation knowledge and skills of intravenous (IV) cannulation. You will perform CT procedures and simulated IV cannulation in our clinical simulation laboratory.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2 and
MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 and
MEDI13004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2

MEDI13001 Science & Instrumentation 3

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

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. In-class Test(s) 40%
5. 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

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 94.12% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 34.69% 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 found interactive on-campus tutorials to be extremely well organized, relevant and beneficial.
Continue with on-campus, interactive tutorials that encourage student engagement.
Action Taken
On-campus tutorials were continued. Student engagement and attendance remained high.
Source: Unit coordinator feedback
A mid-term closed book supervised test was incorporated into the assessment pieces. Closed book supervised test resulted in assessing core knowledge, terminology and understanding. This supports student preparation for future clinical placements.
Continue to include a closed book supervised test.
Action Taken
A closed book supervised in-class test was run in Week 10.
Source: Teaching team feedback
In preparation for the 2021 delivery of the unit, the set of lab learning activities was reviewed in conjunction with those for the corequisite unit MEDI13001. Overlapping activities were eliminated. This enabled slightly shorter weekly lab class times (60 vs 90 minutes) while maintaining skill development.
Continue with new lab learning activity strategy.
Action Taken
The new lab learning activities were maintained from 2021.
Source: Self Reflection
Tutorials are extremely interactive and provide an opportunity for application of the week's concepts to clinical practice. Longer tutorials would allow for more in-depth discussions.
Investigate the feasibility of Increasing the weekly tutorial time from 60 to 90 minutes.
Action Taken
Source: Self Reflection and Student verbal feedback
Additional online anatomy resources were sourced in 2022 which students found useful and utilised often.
Continue to source high quality online resources for CT related 3D relational anatomy.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations (both non-contrast and contrast), taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  2. Present a logical argument to support decision-making in preparing the patient and equipment for computed tomography examinations and in selecting, creating and modifying image acquisition, processing and display protocols
  3. Safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  4. Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment
  5. Analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify normal anatomical structures and common pathologies and to evaluate image quality
  6. Apply underlying knowledge to the safe and effective use of contrast agents in computed tomography.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice (2020 version):

  • Domain 1 Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1 - 8
  • Domain 1A Diagnostic radiographer: capability 3
  • Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1 - 3
  • Domain 3 Communicator and collaborator: capability 1
  • Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner: capability 1
  • Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1 - 2

The Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) recommends that IV cannulation be taught at undergraduate level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - 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 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical Assessment