Course Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2399

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

ONPS2436

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

ONPS2436

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Renee Mineo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6646

Course Coordinator Email: renee.mineo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.016


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 

 

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


Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of the clinical, technological, instrumental and physics concepts of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Your understanding of MRI is integral your professional practice in all streams of Medical Radiations.


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 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5b. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation

Standard 1.6 Practice in diagnostic radiography

1.6 1e. Explain the principles and clinical applications of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging

Standard 1.7 Practice in nuclear medicine

1.7 2a. Explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging

Standard 1.8 Practice in radiation therapy

1.8 2a. Explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging


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

  1. Review, select and explain appropriate scanning sequences for a variety of body regions and pathologies
  2. Describe the technological aspects, instrumentation and physics concepts of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and their application to the clinical practice of MRI
  3. Describe and explain the presence and remedy of image artefacts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher guided learning activities in the form of lectures, tutorials and online activities will equate to 60 hours over the duration of the course.

It is expected that you (the student) will undertake 60 hours of out of class independent study activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course learning management system. 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.
The Medical Radiations Subject Guide (URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/medical-radiations) provides useful references.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Case study

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Assignment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3