Radiation Biology and Dosimetry (10027.2)
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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 and knowledge of the effects of exposure to ionising radiation at the cellular, organ, body and population levels;
2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of radiation safety as applied to the patient, other health staff and themselves;
3. Describe and demonstrate an understanding of models of energy deposition and of external and internal radiation dosimetry;
4. Analyse and derive elementary models of radiation action and risk/dose minimisation; and
5. Apply in clinical practice the principles and applications of radiation protection.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
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) AND 10020 MRS Practicum 1
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Seeram, E., & Brennan, P. C. (2017). Radiation protection in diagnostic X-Ray imaging. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Bushong, S. C. (2017). Radiologic Science for Technologists (11th ed). St Louis, United States: Elsevier
Sherer, M. A., Visconti, P. J.,Ritenour, R., & Haynes, K. (2018). Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography (8th ed). Elsevier
Holmes, K., Elkington, M., & Harris, P. (2013). Clark's Essential Physics in Imaging for Radiographers. London: UK
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 three hours of lectures and one hour for tutorial per week during the semester. Apart from the lectures and tutorials, students are required to engage in at least four hours of independent and self-directed learning per week.
Students are required to attend their lectures and tutorials and attempt all the assessment items. If you are ill or suffer a misadventure, you must notify the unit convenor as soon as possible.
Required IT skills
Students 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums