Introduction to Medical Radiation Science (9848.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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 at a basic level the concepts of medical radiation science;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of and correctly use appropriate terminology;
3. Demonstrate a beginning understanding of the principles and application of radiation safety in the medical imaging;
4. Demonstrate those characteristics that enhance autonomous and lifelong learning; and
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles, regulations and application relating to safe professional practice.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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’s 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 3 Communicator and collaborator
Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in 319JA Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Ms Melanie Green|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Melanie Green|
Recommended Textbooks- 9848- Introduction to Medical Radiation Science
- Long, B. W., Rollins, J. H., & Smith, B. J. (2019). Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures (14th ed., Vols. 1-3). Elsevier
- Lampignano, J. P., & Kendrick, L. E. (2020). Bontrager's Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy (10th ed.). Elsevier
(The above radiographic positioning texts are used in the 2nd year units 10028 Radiographic Imaging 1, 10029 Radiographic Imaging 2, and throughout the course)
- Bushong, S. C. (2017). Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection (11th ed.). St. Louis, Elsevier Mosby
(This is the same text as required for the 2nd year unit 10026 Physical Principles of MRS)
- Carlton, R., Adler, A., & Balac., V. (2019). Principles of radiographic imaging: an art and a science (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning Inc.
- Adler, A., & Carlton, R. (2019). Introduction to Radiologic and Imaging Sciences and Patient Care (7th ed.). St. Louis, Elsevier Saunders.
Submission of assessment items
Supplementary assessment is not available to students in this unit as per the Assessment Policy.
Use of text matching software
Correct and consistent referencing is an important component of producing professional and credible academic work. Referencing is to follow APA Style Guidelines (American Psychology Association). Information to support APA style referencing is available on the UC library website at http://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716.
Attendance and active involvement in lectures and laboratories is expected. Lectures are recorded (unless there is system failure) so that you can review the lecture material again after the lecture. Recorded lectures are accessed through UC Learn/ Canvas site for this unit. In the event of a technical issue if lectures are unable to be recovered it is the students responsibility to review material.
Required IT skills
This unit involves 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 we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. 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.
MRS Laboratory sessions involve use of a computer based simulation software program. You will be provided with instruction on how to access and use this program. Basic computing skills are assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums