Course Title: Introduction to Cross Sectional Imaging Applications

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Cross Sectional Imaging Applications

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: A/Prof Moshi Geso

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7991

Course Coordinator Email: moshi.geso@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.008


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

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Course Description

Medical radiations practitioners require knowledge and understanding of cross-sectional imaging applications, applicable to their stream. This course provides you with an introduction to the underpinning physics theory for these applications.


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 1.5

  • Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration (1.5a) • Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation (1.5b)
  • Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production (1.5g)

Standard 1.6 (BP321MI ONLY)

  • Implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities (1.6.1a)
  • Implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings (1.6.1b)
  • Explain the principles and clinical applications of angiography and interventional techniques (1.6.1d)
  • Alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature (1.6.2)

Standard 1.7 (BP321NM ONLY)

  • Implement the preparation and assess purity of radiopharmaceuticals (1.7.1a)
  • Explain the biodistribution and applications of radiopharmaceuticals including therapies (1.7.1b)
  • Implement routine nuclear medicine imaging (1.7.1c)
  • Implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for nuclear medicine imaging (1.7.1d)
  • Implement the delivery of nuclear medicine radioisotope examinations and therapies (1.7.1e)

Standard 1.8 (BP231RT only)

  • Apply knowledge of stabilisation devices related to radiation therapy. (1.8.1a)
  • Apply treatment simulation techniques (1.8.1b)
  • Apply knowledge of treatment planning (1.8.1c)
  • Implement computed tomography (CT)
  • imaging for oncologic treatment planning (1.8.1d)
  • Implement treatment techniques according to approved plans (1.8.1e)


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

  1. Describe and discuss the physical and technological principles for a range of medical imaging modalities
  2. Discuss the essential concepts of image production and interpretation for a range of modalities.
  3. Describe the requirements for multi-modality imaging hardware with CT, MRI and PET
  4. Describe the safety aspects for a range of medical imaging modalities/ techniques


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. This course is supported by RMIT's online learning management system (LMS).

Teacher Guided Hours: 48 – 72

Learner Directed Hours: 60 - 84


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. During 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 course assessment tasks 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: Test + Exam

Weighting 50%

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: Written Assessment

Weighting 30%

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