Course Title: Medical Imaging 4A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging 4A

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course guide info and changes due to COVID-19: As a consequence of courses being delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020, course guides may not reflect all courses assessments and activities. This is because some information in the course guide is fixed, such as learning outcomes, and some may change according to the semester of delivery. Please refer to Canvas for details regarding your assessment and activities for each of your Semester 2 courses and talk to your course coordinator if you have any questions.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1218

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Anna Hochman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7884

Course Coordinator Email: anna.hochman@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.021


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

Medical Imaging requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy, patient positioning, the equipment used, radiation safety and quality assurance and patient care. This course is the fourth in a series of Medical Imaging courses and builds on the fundamental theories of Medical Imaging 1, 2 and 3, as well as Medical Imaging Practice 2 to concentrate on application of knowledge to practice. You will need to gain practical skills in order to become a competent medical imaging technologist and this course provides them with the underpinning theory and practice. This course is designed to further develop and apply the principles for more complex sites. At this level you are expected to engage with the literature base in order to support their work.


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 1.1

  • Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (1.1a)
  • Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care (1.1b)
  • Under supervision demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions (1.1c)
  • 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 (1.1d)

Standard 1.2

  • Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and your family or carers (1.2a)
  • Collaborate with other health practitioners (1.2b)

Standard 1.3

  • Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges (1.3a)
  • Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities (1.3b)

Standard 1.4

  • Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to your division of registration (1.4a)
  • Protect and enhance patient/client safety (1.4b)
  • Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration (1.4c)
  • Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration (1.4d)
  • Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment (1.4e)

Standard 1.5

  • Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration (1.5a)
  • Use patient information management systems appropriately (1.5c)
  • Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators (1.5d)
  • Assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care (1.5e)
  • Deliver patient/client care appropriate to your division of registration (1.5f)
  • Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production (1.5g)
  • Apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals and contrast materials/media relevant to your division of registration (1.5h)

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)
  • Implement diagnostic computed tomography (CT) imaging (1.6.1c)
  • Under supervision demonstrate the ability to explain the principles of mammographic imaging within the clinical context (1.6.1g)


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. Evaluate situations and scenarios to facilitate optimal patient care.
  3. Critically assess medical images using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  4. Evaluate technological principles and physics concepts as they relate to medical imaging.
  5. Use peer reviewed literature to investigate evidence based practice.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities that include participation in problem-based learning activities and self-directed study. This course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).

Teacher Guided Hours: 5-10 hours

Learner Directed Hours: 6 hours per week self-directed learning


Overview of Learning Resources

A range of learning and teaching strategies will be 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 regular practical sessions in the X-ray and computer labs.

As you progress through the Program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning and the teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For this course, you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practice 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.

This course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested reading, 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 will utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessments for this 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 assessments 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: Mid Term Test

Weighing 20%

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

Assessment Task 2: Written Assessments

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Exam

Weighing 40%

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