Course Title: Medical Radiations Interdisciplinary Applications

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Radiations Interdisciplinary Applications

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Cathryn Barbagello

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 7908

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.8.14

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Prerequisites: RADI1178 Medical Imaging 3 or RADI1183 Nuclear Medicine 3 or RAD1181 Radiation Therapy 3 or equivalents

Corequisites: RADI1177 Medical Imaging 4 or RADI1182 Nuclear Medicine 4 or RADI1180 Radiation Therapy 4 or equivalents

Course Description


This course articulates and extends the knowledge, experience and capabilities you have developed in clinical practice and the methods courses in your specified stream of Medical Radiations.  It explores the interdisciplinary nature of medical radiations and the broader healthcare sector.

The course will prepare you for work in an interprofessional healthcare environment.  You will work together in groups with your student peers from each of the three streams of Medical Radiations (Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy).  Group activities will engage you with clinical problems to explore and solve, and will promote interprofessional understanding and effective scientific communication to achieve collaborative outcomes.

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 1.2 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


On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Demonstrate communication skills using appropriate terminology and applied theory to meet the standards of a Medical Radiations Practitioner

2. Apply professionalism and teamwork to work as a member of multidisciplinary health care team

3. Critically evaluate and synthesise peer-reviewed literature

4. Discuss the role of Medical Radiations professionals, procedures and technologies and integrate this knowledge into an interprofessional context

5. Prepare and present research findings using a variety of professional scientific presentation styles

6. Critically reflect on individual and peer performance 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in problem-based learning activities and team based activities.  This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

You will undertake the equivalent of 2 hours per week in lectures and 2 hours per week in tutorial based activities.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of two hours per week in group activities.

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 the course Blackboard site.   

Overview of Assessment


Assessment for this course includes:

Assessment Task 1: Group Poster

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Assessment Task 2: Group Literature review

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Assessment Task 3: Group research presentation

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Assessment Task 4: Individual Assessments

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 and 6


This course has no hurdle requirements.