Radiographic Imaging 2 G (10049.2)
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|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. Identify and justify the planar radiographic techniques and protocols, and common alternatives, applicable to and the major indications of the examinations covered in this unit, including paediatrics;
2. Critically analyse and reflect on a variety of patient handling and communication skills appropriate in the clinical setting;
3. Critically reflect on professional attitudes, ethics and personal behaviour required in the clinical setting;
4. Identify indications of radiographic image quality and an apply cognitive skills to correct any deficiencies in the images for the examinations covered in this unit; and
5. Synthesize normal anatomical structures and alignment with common pathological and traumatic conditions, as may be demonstrated radiographically by the examinations discussed 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
This unit supports the development of knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a medical radiation practitioner in Australia.
Prerequisites10035 Imaging Anatomy G AND 10046 Physical Principles of MRS G
AND 10048 Radiographic Imaging 1 G
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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
Lampignano, J.P. & Kendrick, LE. (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
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
You are required to meet the attendance and participation requirement for laboratories (hurdle requirement) AND obtain an overall unit mark of 50% or higher to pass this unit. Should you fail to pass BOTH requirements, you will fail the 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.
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. If due to special circumstance, you are granted an alternate laboratory task 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.
All students are expected to attend the tutorials in this unit as these learning activities support integration of knowledge required to meet the learning outcomes of this unit.
In accordance with current professional accreditation requirements, to demonstrate you have met the learning outcomes of this unit 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