Course Title: Medical Radiations Physics 1
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Medical Radiations Physics 1
Credit Points: 12.00
Please note, that from Semester 1, 2019 this Course will be titled 'Medical Radiations Physics 1'.
160H Medical Sciences
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Course Coordinator: Dr Pradip Deb
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7324
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.023
Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments arranged via email
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)
Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)
- RADI1125 Foundations of Professional Practice (Course ID 038253)
- RADI1184 Medical Imaging 1 (Course ID 047592) OR
- RADI1185 Nuclear Medicine 1 (Course ID 047593) OR
- RADI1186 Radiation Therapy 1 (Course ID 047594)
Knowledge of radiations physics and instrumentation is essential to clinical practice in medical radiations. This course provides an introduction to radiation physics for the streams of medical radiations. You will be introduced to the concepts of ionising radiations, its production and detection, as well as instrumentation.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):
- Use clinical information management systems appropriately (1.b)
- Understand and apply the different methods of imaging and treatment (1.c)
- Perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1.i)
- Perform ultrasound imaging (1.j)
- Perform projection radiography examinations in a range of settings (1A.a)
- Perform nuclear medicine examinations and therapies (1B.b)
- Perform treatment planning (1C.c)
- Perform and provide safe radiation practice (5.a)
- Protect and enhance patient/client safety (5.b)
- Maintain safety of the workplace and associated environments (5.d)
On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Describe and explain atomic physics, electromagnetic production and radioactive decay processes.
- Describe and explain the production and generation of ionising and non-ionising radiation forms.
- Describe and explain the design, construction and materials used in x-ray tubes and high voltage generators.
- Describe and explain the application of ionising and non-ionising radiation forms in the generation of images in medical radiations.
- Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and the practical application of radiation safety skills.
- Analyse fundamental theory of technology and physics in Medical Radiations using discipline-specific terminology and mathematical principles.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will learn through a range of activities including lectures, laboratory and tutorial classes, self-directed study and team-based discussions. This course is supported by RMIT's online learning management system (LMS).
Teacher Guided Hours: 48 - 72
Learner Directed Hours: 48 - 72
Overview of Learning Resources
A range of learning and teaching strategies are employed in this course. The lectures will introduce you to key concepts relating to the principles and practice of medical imaging. These will be complemented with simulated practical sessions in the computer labs.
As you progress through the program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning. The teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For this course, you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practise, but you will need to supplement this with further reading and self-directed study. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course at regular intervals. Additionally, you should identify areas for development and address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.
The course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You will be required to complete regular online tests via Canvas and, where possible, use Canvas to submit your written assessments.
A key aspect of the program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course the building blocks for this will utilise Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with peers and tutors and important learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.
The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessment tasks for the course are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.
Overview of Assessment
This course has no hurdle requirements.
Assessment Task 1: Online SAQ
This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 6
Assessment Task 2: Labs
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Assessment Task 3: Problem Solving Assignment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Assessment Task 4: Oral Assessment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6