Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Sem 2 2014


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


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Edel Doyle

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6646

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.012

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement.  Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Declaration Form
  • Hand Hygiene certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Manual Handing certificate

There is no flexibility with these requirements.  It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.  Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services team for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.

Course Description

The course will enable you to build upon and apply your theoretical knowledge of the principles of Medical Imaging to clinical practice. You will gain experience in common Imaging Modalities during a clinical placement in a designated Radiology department.

You will also learn about the importance of health psychology and its application to the practice of Medical Radiations.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

You will be required to attend a designated Radiology Department for a 5 week clinical placement block.

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 1.1 Professional and ethical conduct

1.1a. Practice in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements

1.1b. Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care

1.1c. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions

1.1d. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to advocate on behalf of the patient/client, when appropriate within the context of the practitioner’s particular division of registration

Standard 1.2 Communication and collaboration

1.2a. Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and your family or carers

1.2b. Collaborate with other health professionals

Standard 1.3 Evidence based practice and professional learning

1.3a. Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges

1.3b. Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities

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

1.5a. Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration

1.5c. Use patient information management systems appropriately

1.5d. Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators

1.5e. Assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care

1.5f. Delivery patient/client care appropriate to your division of registration

1.5h. Apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals and contrast materials/media relevant to your division of registration

Standard 1.6 Practice in diagnostic radiography

1.6 1a. Implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities

1.6 1b. Implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings

1.6 1d. Explain the principles and clinical applications of angiography and interventional procedures

1.6 2. Alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature

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

  1. Illustrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Medical Imaging including Technical and Radiographic skills.
  2. Apply professionalism and communication skills, and demonstrate safe and appropriate patient care, using appropriate terminology and theory to meet the standards of a student Medical Radiations Practitioner.
  3. Describe the principles of health psychology and health behaviours and their application to the practice of Medical Radiations.
  4. Safely conduct routine Medical Imaging examinations utilising knowledge of relevant theory, patient positioning, and technical factors.
  5. Critically reflect on the rationale and outcomes of the student’s role in the team, strength and development needs and key learning experiences.
  6. Develop an action plan for future clinical placements.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will consist of 25-35 teacher directed hours and an expected 85-95 hours of individual study. You will also undertake a WIL clinical placement block (200 hours) at an allocated Radiology department in accordance with AHPRA requirements.

Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported by the online Learning Management System (LMS). This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively access 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 teaching schedule will be available via the LMS. Students will be advised of any changes to this schedule.

Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Clinical Placement and Professional Development Journal (Hurdle Requirement)

Weighting 0% 

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Reflective Journal

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Case based assessment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assessment Task 4: Psychology Assessments

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 3