Course Title: Advanced Imaging Applications 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Imaging Applications 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Ayyaz Qadir

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5077

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: 201.08.12

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

This course builds on Advanced Imaging Applications 1, with a focus on practical/clinical application of each modality in relation to a range of anatomical sites. The course will provide you with the knowledge required for the Year 3 Clinical Practice Courses.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice (1.a)
  • Understand and apply the different methods of imaging and treatment (1.c)
  • Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators (1.d)
  • Assess the patient’s/client’s capacity to receive care (1.e)
  • Implement techniques for patient/client stabilisation and reproducibility of procedures and outcomes (1.f)
  • Apply knowledge of safe and effective use of medicines (1.h)
  • Perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1.i)

Standard 1A

  • Perform computed tomography (CT) imaging (1A.c)

Standard 1B

  • Perform computed tomography (CT) imaging (1B.d)

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

  1. Critically apply knowledge of patient positioning and examination planning using a range of specialist modalities.
  2. Critically evaluate patient care considerations for cross-sectional imaging applications with respect to indications/ contraindications, preparation and pharmaceutical requirements.
  3. Evaluate the diagnostic necessity/ requirement for a range of anatomical sites.
  4. Interpret and critically evaluate images generated with respect to anatomical structures, pathology, artefacts and scanning parameters (for a range of anatomical sites).

Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities including lectures, laboratory and tutorial classes, self-directed study and team-based discussions. The course is supported by RMIT's online learning management system (LMS).

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of learning and teaching strategies are employed in this course. The lectures will introduce you to key concepts relating to the principles and practice of medical imaging. These will be complemented with simulated practical sessions in the computer labs.

As you progress through the program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning. The teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For the course you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practise, but you will need to supplement this with further reading and self-directed study. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course at regular intervals. Additionally, you should identify areas for development and address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.

The course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You will be required to complete regular online tests via Canvas and, where possible, use Canvas to submit your written assessments.

A key aspect of the program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course the building blocks for this utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and important learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessment tasks for the course are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online Quiz

Weighting 20%

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

Assessment Task 2:  Written Assessment

Weighting 20%

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

Assessment Task 3 - Medical Imaging students only: Written assignment

Weighting 30%

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

Assessment Task 3 - Nuclear Medicine students only: Written assignment

Weighting 30%

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

Assessment Task 4: Oral Assessment

Weighting 30%

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