Radiation Biology and Dosimetry (10027.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|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. Articulate knowledge of the effects of ionising radiation exposure at the cellular, organ, body and population levels and infer the relationships between radiation dose and biological effects;
2. Analyse the biological effects from exposing to ionising radiation from medical imaging examinations and justify the radiation doses required to achieve image optimised quality;
3. Analyse and critically reflect upon radiation protection principles, derive elementary models of radiation action and propose x-ray imaging techniques to minimise risks associated with radiation exposures; and
4. Critically review and interpret radiation safety models of energy deposition and of external and internal radiation dosimetry; and be able to apply them in context of radiation legislation and guidelines for the protection of patients, health staff, and the population.
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
This Unit contributes toward the following Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice and National Board approved Medical radiation practice accreditation standards
Domain 1: Medical radiation practitioner
Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner
Domain 5: Radiation safety and risk manager
Prerequisites10020 MRS Practicum 1 OR 11977 MRS Practicum 1
AND 10026 Physical Principles of MRS
CorequisitesEnrolment in 319JA Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) AND 10015 Imaging Pathology AND 10029 Radiographic Imaging 2 AND 11978 MRS Practicum 2
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Chandra Makanjee
Seeram, E., & Brennan, P. C. (2017). Radiation protection in diagnostic X-Ray imaging. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Bushong, S. C. (2020). Radiologic science for technologists e-book: physics, biology, and protection. Elsevier Health Sciences.
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. (2021). Clark's essential physics in imaging for radiographers. CRC Press.
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
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 lecturer 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