Course Title: Radiologic Imaging Practice 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Radiologic Imaging Practice 4

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1145

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Angela Chan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7909

Course Coordinator Email: angela.chan@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course extends the experience and capabilities developed in Radiologic Imaging Practice 3, towards more complex imaging technologies through a further placement within a clinical radiology practice or department.

Refer to the current program enrolment structure  (available online) for pre-requisite and co-requisite courses.


Course Description

This course forms the fourth regular exposure to the healthcare environment for students who will be required to attend a designated clinical radiology practice or department for their clinical placement block.  Students attend on weekdays and do not attend on public holidays.  Experience is gained in more complex imaging technologies through participation and observation under the guidance of qualified technologists. Students will gain experience in the functioning of multidisciplinary teams along with the specific roles performed by medical imaging technologists. The skills developed in general radiographic, theatre and mobile imaging will be maintained through rotation to relevant areas where possible and as time permits. The format of this course is attendance at a designated and accredited radiology department, and other scheduled activities.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The main objective of this course is for students to continue to develop their understanding of more complex imaging technologies and the functioning of multidisciplinary healthcare teams. The capabilities addressed include the ability to communicate at an informed and more independent level with patients and healthcare professionals utilising appropriate terminology and applied theory. Students should be capable of involving themselves with the wider healthcare environment and understand the role of the Radiographer/Medical Imaging Technologist in complex imaging procedures. Students will also have an understanding of the ethical considerations in the practice of the Medical Radiations disciplines.



Overview of Learning Activities

This course is a workplace course, and as such will comprise a block release in an accredited centre, supervised by an appropriately qualified practitioner. The learning activities may comprise of (but not limited to) clinical practice, threaded discussion participation, professional development journal, and tutorial attendance, lectures, and presentations.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course has an entry on the Learning Hub and students will be referred to this site at the commencement of semester. This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting learning activities throughout the semester and students are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains. Important announcements will be promulgated via the Learning Hub from time to time as required. Students are also expected to commence a high level of self-directed learning to reinforce learning.


Overview of Assessment

Students are required to successfully complete a range of assessment tasks to complete this course.