Physical Principles of MRS G (10046.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Graduate Level|| 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. Critically evaluate and analyse the physical principles, functions and applications of the equipment used in planar medical imaging and synthesise the analysis with radiation detection and x-ray image production;
2. Analyse and justify the effects of various exposure combinations on image quality, and modify x-ray image parameters and exposure factors in various imaging situations to achieve optimal image quality;
3. Synthesise the analysis of the principles and methods used in quality management of medical imaging instrumentation with the clinical environment; and
4. Apply the rules of radiographic exposure control in the context of x-ray image production and the principles of radiation safety and evaluate these against the clinical examination.
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
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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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 1A Diagnostic radiographer
Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager
CorequisitesEnrolment in 340JA Master of Medical Imaging.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Abel Zhou|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Abel Zhou|
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 should 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 are required to participate in various learning activities such as lectures, online learning activities, and self-directed learning. The students' learning will be complimented by the Canvas site. There will be three hours of lectures per week and four practical labs of each with one and half hours 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.
If you do not attend a practical lab, you will not be able to obtain any relevant data to complete the lab's assessment. Failure to attend a practical lab will result in zero marks awarded to this lab's assessment.
Required IT skills
Students have access to the online learning site (Canvas).
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 your practical x-ray images via Xero, the UC picture archiving and communication system (PACS). 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