Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Pradip Deb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7324

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.023

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments arranged via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of the technology, physics and instrumentation that underpin contemporary clinical medical imaging technology.  Building upon your existing knowledge of the underlying physics, you will learn the technical basis of the instrumentation and procedures that you will encounter in your clinical practice as a Medical Radiations Practitioner.  Particular emphasis is placed on the expanding role of digital image processing and visualisation technology in diagnosis.  You will explore the first principles of operation of radiologic imaging devices and the principles of operation of new imaging modalities in the rapidly growing field of Medical Radiations, which is driven by emerging new technologies.                      

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

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

  1. Discuss physics concepts and technological principles that underpin Medical Imaging examinations and procedures
  2. Apply knowledge of physics concepts and technological principles of Medical Imaging to solve clinical problems
  3. Justify radiation safety measures drawing on theoretical knowledge and practical skill application
  4. Explain theory of technology, instrumentation and physics in Medical Imaging using discipline specific terminology

Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes a range of learning activities. You will also participate in lectures, laboratory and tutorial classes, problem-based learning tasks and online learning activities.  You are also encouraged to pursue self-directed learning opportunities.  This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

You will undertake the equivalent of three hours per week in lectures and three hours per week in laboratory and tutorial classes.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

You are 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

This Course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 20%

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

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory Assessments

Weighting 20%

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

Assessment Task 3: Class Activities

Weighing 10%

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

Assessment Task 4: Examination

Weighting 50%

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