Physical Principles of MRS (10026.2)
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|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to correctly use appropriate terminology in medical radiation sciences;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical principles, function and application of the equipment used in the medical radiation sciences;
3. Apply the basic principles involved in x-ray production and radiation detection;
4. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of and be able to critically discuss factors affecting image quality;
5. Demonstrate a general understanding of the principles and application of radiation safety in the medical radiation sciences; and
6. Demonstrate an understanding of and be able to apply the basic rules of radiographic exposure control.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10000 Introductory Physics AND
9848 Introduction to Medical Radiation Science.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 319JA Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging).
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Bushong SC. Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection, 11th ed., St. Louis, Elsevier Mosby, 2017
Carlton R, Adler A., and Balac V. de. Principles of Radiographic Imaging: An Art and a Science. 6th ed., Delmar Cengage Learning, 2019
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be attempted. Students must obtain an aggregate result of greater or equal to 50% of total credit to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The students will participate in various learning activities such as lectures, online learning activities, and self-directed learning. The students' learning will be complimented by the Canvas platform. There will be 3 hours of lectures and one and half hours of practical per week during the semester. Apart from the lectures and practical sessions, students are required to engage in at least 4 hours of independent and self-directed learning per week.
Attendance at laboratory classes (Practicals) is compulsory. Students are required to attend their lectures and practicals. It is compulsory to attempt all the assessment items. If you are ill or suffer a misadventure, you must notify the unit convenor as soon as possible. A make-up lab will be required and is subject to the availability of lab and resources.
Required IT skills
Access to the LearnOnline (Canvas) site.
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturers and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality a microphone and speaker headset are recommended. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
You will be able to access and download x-ray images via Xero, the UC PACS system. Xero is a web browser-based application and does not require you to install any software on your computer. You can use any PC, Mac or Android device that can connect to the internet anywhere in the world to access Xero. You will however only be able to access Xero if you are enrolled in the unit and will be provided with details for login.
Xero will be used in other units. You will be provided with an instruction manual via the Canvas Site.
Work placement, internships or practicums