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MEDI13004 - Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this clinical unit you will apply your knowledge and further develop your skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography. You will perform routine general radiography on all skeletal anatomy, the chest and the abdomen. You will participate in radiography on complex patients and in complex environments.


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


MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1


MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2


MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation


MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2, which must have been successfully completed within the last twelve months. Should this time limit have elapsed the student must successfully complete a skills assessment or a period of skills revision as determined by the discipline lead or designate.

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 3 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

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. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 10.2% 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: Unit Coordinator reflection
To promote student engagement, use Zoom meetings to deliver information regarding assessment tasks, in addition to current methods.
Recommend that Zoom meetings are used to deliver information regarding assessment tasks, in addition to current methods.
Action Taken
Zoom meetings were made available to students, but none attended any scheduled sessions.
Source: Student emails and coordinator reflection
With two separate groups going to placement at different times, there was some confusion regarding due dates of some assessent tasks.
When completing the unit profile, ensure clarity of information regarding due dates. Make due dates for the groups clear on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Behave in a professional manner, adhering to the profession's Code of Conduct.
  2. Critically reflect on your performance on an on-going basis, with the goal of improving your practice.
  3. Propose a justifiable modification to a radiographic procedure to improve technical sufficiency and/or better demonstrate required anatomy.
  4. Safely perform routine radiographic procedures of the axial and appendicular skeleton, chest and abdomen.
  5. Participate in imaging procedures in complex circumstances.

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

Domain 1 Professional and ethical conduct: capabilities 1 - 3

Domain 2 Professional communication and collaboration: capabilities 1 - 2

Domain 3 Evidence based practice and professional learning: capabilities 1 - 2

Domain 4 Radiation safety and risk management: capabilities 1 - 5

Domain 5 Practice in medical radiation science: capabilities 1 - 6

Domain 5a Practice in diagnostic radiography: capability 1

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
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
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
1 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio