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MEDI13003 - Comparative Imaging

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Comparative imaging aims to provide student imaging practitioners with an opportunity to critically evaluate the complementary role of a range of key medical imaging modalities/examinations. The course will utilise multi-modality cases and realistic clinical scenarios to provide students with an opportunity to work together collaboratively to practice and develop critical thinking skills and fundamental image intrpretation skills for common disease processes. The course will consolidate students' knowledge of relational anatomy, physiology and trauma/disease/pathology. Due to the highly dynamic nature of this clinical area the ability to search and use current peer-reviewed literature/legislation/guidance is an important professional skill to further develop and consolidate. On completion of this course each student will be able to use evidence based practice to critically analyse the scientific and humanistic aspects of a range of medical imaging modalities/examinations and critically evaluate the complimentary role of imaging within the Australian healthcare system.


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

All of the items below are pre-requisites

Medical Imaging Students

MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1 &
MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 &
MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2 &
MEDI12007 Radiation Dose, Safety & Quality Assurance


Medical Sonography Students

MEDS12004Sonography Skills Development 1 and

MEDS1200x Medical Sonography Clinical Course 1 (new course code)

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 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2023

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 Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Group Discussion 20%
3. Presentation 20%
4. Written Assessment 40%

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

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse the complementary role of Medical Imaging modalities for a range of common diseases/symptoms.
  2. Critically evaluate imaging protocols/pathways for a range of common diseases/symptoms using evidence based practice.
  3. Critically evaluate the role of a range of Medical Imaging modalities used to image common diseases/symptoms considering key scientific principles.
  4. Critically evaluate the key humanistic principles and care needs for patients undergoing these examinations.
  5. Correlate the physiological/functional changes of common disease proceses with the corresponding multi-modality image appearances.
  6. Work collaboratively as a member of the cohort contributing to professional discussion.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Presentation
4 - Written Assessment
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
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Presentation
4 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)