Radiographic Image Interpretation (6cp) (10033.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Recognise and identify the imaging appearances of the normal axial and appendicular skeleton, chest and abdominal structures and their normal variations;
2. Apply facts, concepts and terms related to the common types of abnormality and diseases of each of the organ systems and recognise their imaging appearances;
3. Critically evaluate and analyse images with regard to technical quality and anatomical detail and develop strategies for improvement when necessary;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of medical imaging in patient management and its appropriate use;
5. Recognise and describe the diagnostic limitations of various imaging modalities;
6. Apply the basic principles involved in systematic interpretation of radiographic images;
7. Describe and practice the principles of radiographer reporting systems and express informed opinion by utilising rational and rigorous argument; and
8. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking which reflects current theory and practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal 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
Students are required to have a thorough understanding of equivelant units Regional Anatomy and Physiology & Systemic Anatomy and Physiology. The knowledge of the correct terminology in diagnostic medical imaging, basic physical principles relating to various imaging modalities and the application of the imaging modalities to different patient presentations, is an advantage.
Depending on the situation with Covid, if necessary the lectures will be pre recorded and posted on the Cavas subject site. Similar for the tutorials, these will be conducted online. A link will be provided if this is required.
This unit contributes toward the folowing Medical Radiation Board of Australia Professional capabilities for medical radiation practice and National Board approved medical radiation practice accrediation standards
Domain 1 Medical Radiation Practitioner
Domain 1A Diagnostic Radiographer
Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner
Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner
Prerequisites10014 Imaging Anatomy AND
10015 Imaging Pathology.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 319JA Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tony Vaness|
Raby, N., Berman, L., Morley, S., & Lacey, G. (2014). Accident and Emergency: A Survival Guide (3rd ed). Great Britain: Elsevier
Herring, W. (2016). Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics (3rd ed). Philadelphia: Elsevier
Moore, K. L. (2013). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (7th ed). North America : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Weir, J., & Abrahams, P. H. (2016). Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy (5th ed). Scotland :Elsevier
Eisenberg, R. L. (2020). Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology (7th ed). St Louis, United States: Elsevier
Damjanov, I. (2016). Pathology for the Health Professions (5th ed). Philadelphia, United States: Elsevier
The students will participate in various learning activities such as lectures, tutorials and self-directed learning. The teaching schedule is available on the Canvas site and allocated teaching rooms are available via UC timetable/Allocate+. There will be 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week during the semester. Apart from the lectures and tutorials, students are required to engage in at least 6 hours of independent, self-directed learning per week.
It is recommended for the students to attend the tutorial sessions for this unit (material presented in lectures and tutorials is examinable). Tutorials are not recorded. The lectures will be recorded and accessible through the UC Learn (Canvas) platform. It is also compulsory to complete all the assessment tasks and the final exam.
Required IT skills
Students will need basic IT skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (212261)
- Semester 1, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (206846)
- Semester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (200565)
- Semester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (193134)
- Practice 3, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (191877)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179904)