Introduction to Medical Radiation Science (9848.3)
|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||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The unit also introduces safe practices within medical imaging including a beginning understanding of the safe use of ionising radiation.
Students will also begin to develop skills towards autonomous and lifelong learning.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional understanding of the basic concepts of medical radiation science with a focus on the use and application of modern medical imaging technologies;
2. Apply understanding of the Australian Healthcare System, profession of Medical Imaging and professional knowledge underpinning professional practice;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles, regulations and application relating to safe professional practice, with a particular focus on radiation safety; and
4. Convey health information through effective use of appropriate terminology, communication styles and reflective 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
Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager
Prerequisites11400 Professional Orientation (Health) AND 11725 Contextual Physics with Mathematics
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|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Justin Farrugia|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||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.
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 face to face classes. If an online class is required this would occur 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