Course Title: Medical Imaging 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging 4

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


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Peter Schenk

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7624

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.021

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.

At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.

Course Description

This course will develop your clinical knowledge and refine your clinical skills to prepare you for career as a Medical Radiations Practitioner.  In addition to your on campus learning, you will be required to attend a designated Medical Imaging practice or department for a 5 week clinical placement block. 

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 undertake a WIL clinical placement block (200 hours) at an allocated clinical department in accordance with AHPRA requirements.

The capstone experience/s in this course include summative assessment tasks that evidence program level learning outcomes (PLOs) and graduate attributes, including communication skills, technical skills and knowledge.

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

1.5g. Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production

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

1.6 1f. Explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging


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

  1. Perform and evaluate a wide range of radiographic skills in the areas of general and advanced imaging modalities.
  2. Demonstrate consistently high standards of professional behaviour, interpersonal and patient care skills to meet the standards of a Medical Radiations Practitioner.
  3. Critically evaluate situations and scenarios to facilitate optimal patient care.
  4. Critically assess medical images using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  5. Critically reflect on your role in the team, strengths and development needs, key learning experiences and develop logical action plans for future personal and professional development.

Overview of Learning Activities

During this capstone course you will be assessed in your application of all areas of Medical Imaging.
The focus of this final semester capstone course prior to your final placement will be to revisit the radiological appearances of a range of pathological conditions presented over the course of the MI program plan, with emphasis on imaging technique and clinical decision making. This course will assess capacity to identify medically significant findings with a focus on mammography, paediatric imaging, DXA, angiography and cardiac imaging.

Teacher Guided Hours: 240 per semester

To include clinical teaching during WIL activity

Learner Directed Hours: 50 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course Learning Management System (LMS). 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: provides useful references. 

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 Assessments (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 0% 

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

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory Assessment

Weighting 10%

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

Assessment Task 3: Invigilated Tests

Weighing 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 4: Reflective Journal and Viva

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 5

Assessment Task 5: Written assignment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4