Radiographic Imaging 1 G (10048.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation
| 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. Discuss, justify and apply planar radiographic techniques and protocols for examinations covered in this unit, as well as assess and determine methods to modify a radiographic examination to enhance patient safety, and /or improve diagnostic image quality, and/or reduce radiation dose, and/or better demonstrate required anatomy or potential pathology;
2. Safely and competently perform simulated radiographic examinations relevant to content covered in this unit including chest, abdomen and appendicular skeleton with professional patient communication and care demonstrated throughout the examination;
3. Critically evaluate radiographic images using recognised radiographic criteria and demonstrate an ability to identify and correct any deficiencies visualised in the images for the examinations covered in this unit; and
4. Integrate and apply normal anatomical structures and alignment, and common pathological and traumatic conditions, as may be demonstrated radiographically by the examinations covered in this unit.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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 1A Diagnostic radiographer
Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner
Domain 3 Communicator and collaborator
Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner
Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager
CorequisitesEnrolment in 340JA - Master of Medical Imaging AND
10035 Imaging Anatomy G AND 10046 Physical Principles of MRS G AND 11959 MRS Practicum 1 G.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mrs Natalie Metz
Long, BW, Rollins, JH & Smith, BJ. (2019) Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol 1 and 2 (or 3 volume set), 14th ed., Elsevier OR
Rollins, J.H., Long, B.W. & Curtis, T. (2023) Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Vol 1 and 2 (or 3 volume set), 15th ed., Elsevier OR
Lampignano, J.P. & Kendrick, L.E. (2021) Bontrager's Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy, 10th ed., Elsevier, AND
McQuillen-Martensen, K. (2020) Radiographic Image Analysis, 5th ed., Elsevier
Eisenberg, RL & Johnson, NM. (2021) Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 7th ed., Elsevier
National safety and quality health services standards second edition available at https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/publications-and-resources/resource-library/national-safety-and-quality-health-service-standards-second-edition
Attendance at, and actively participating in the laboratories is compulsory for this unit. This is a hurdle requirement as the scheduled laboratories provide pre-clinical skill development required to meet the learning outcomes of this unit and achieve Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia accreditation standards. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a fail grade for this unit.
You are required to meet the attendance and participation requirements for laboratories to pass this Unit. Laboratory sessions involve the use of ionising radiation and only run at the scheduled laboratory times each week. If due to special circumstance with appropriate documentation provided to the unit convenor, and where it is possible to grant you an alternate laboratory task that will meet the learning outcomes for your missed laboratory, this completed task is due 5 working days after your missed laboratory. Failure to satisfactorily complete and submit your alternate laboratory task, or failure to attend and participate in scheduled laboratories, will result in a fail in this unit.
In accordance with current professional accreditation requirements, to demonstrate you have met the learning objectives of this course you must attempt all elements of assessment to a reasonable standard.
Required IT skills
You will be using the virtual radiography program, Projection VRTM as part of this unit. You will be provided with instruction on how to access and use this program.
Work placement, internships or practicums