Course Title: Medical Radiations Technology 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Radiations Technology 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note, that from Semester 1, 2019 this Course will be titled 'Medical Radiations Physics 2'. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Pradip Deb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7324

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.023

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments arranged via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)


Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)

Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of radiobiology and digital image processing as they relate to clinical medical imaging.  You will learn the foundations of radiobiology and protection, biological effects and safety of ionising radiation and the international, commonwealth and state legislation controlling the use of ionising and non-ionising radiations.

Additionally, you will learn fundamental knowledge relating to digital image processing as applied to the discipline of Medical Radiations, including knowledge of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) and Hospital and Radiological Information Systems (HIS and RIS).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.4 Radiation safety and risk management

1.4a. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to your division of registration

1.4b. Protect and enhance patient/client safety

1.4c. Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration

1.4d. Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration

1.4e. Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment

Standard 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5b. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe fundamental theory of radiobiology and radiation protection as it applies to the discipline of Medical Radiations
  2. Discuss the process of digital imaging processing, transfer and storage including knowledge of PACS, RIS and HIS
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills of radiation safety
  4. Explain fundamental theory of technology and physics in Medical Radiations using discipline specific terminology and mathematical principles


Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a range of learning activities including lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions including problem-based learning activities and self-direct study.

You will undertake the equivalent of two hours per week in lectures and two hours per week in laboratory/tutorial classes.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course Blackboard site (accessed via myRMIT).  This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains.  You are also expected to conduct a significant level of self-directed learning to reinforce learned concepts.  There is the expectation that you will access appropriate peer-reviewed literature via the RMIT library.  The Medical Radiations Subject Guide (URL: provides useful references.  A detailed course schedule will be available via myRMIT.  Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory Assessments

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Examinations

Weighing 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4