Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Technology 3

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,
Sem 1 2020


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

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

The course will build upon your existing knowledge of the technology, physics concepts and instrumentation that underpin contemporary clinical Medical Imaging.
You will learn about the technology, physics and instrumental basis of advanced imaging modalities in clinical radiologic imaging.  These include fluoroscopy, angiography, digital angiographic subtraction (DSA), mammography, digital mammography, Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) and other specialised radiographic areas.

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 1.4 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

1.5b. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation

Standard 1.6 Practice in diagnostic radiography

1.6 1g. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to explain the principles of mammographic imaging within the clinical context

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

1. Explain theory of technology, instrumentation and physics that underpin advanced Medical Imaging procedures using discipline specific terminology

2. Formulate strategies to solve clinical problems using knowledge of the technological principles and physics concepts of Medical Imaging

3. Describe radiation safety measures through application of knowledge and practical skills

Overview of Learning Activities

This course includes a range of learning activities including lectures, problem-based learning activities and online learning tasks.  You are also encouraged to pursue self-directed learning, including undertaking recommended reading and attempting problem-based learning tasks.  This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

You will undertake the equivalent of two hours per week in lectures and two hours per week in problem-based learning 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 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Class Activities

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Examination

Weighing 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3