Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1132

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

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 2014

RADI1157

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Saba Ansari

Course Coordinator Phone: + 61 3 9925 7909

Course Coordinator Email:saba.ansari@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course builds on the student’s foundational knowledge of the theory and practice of medical radiations through a placement within a designated radiology practice or department.

Pre-requisites: RADI1123 Medical Radiations Methods 1 OR RADI1184 Introduction to Medical Imaging and ONPS2344 Medical Radiations Technology 2
 

Co-requisite: RADI1130 Medical Imaging Methods 1


Course Description

This course forms the first regular exposure to the healthcare environment for students who will be required to attend a designated clinical radiology practice or department for a block clinical placement. Practical experience will be gained in general radiographic imaging, theatre/mobile radiography and fluoroscopy under the guidance of qualified technologists, along with an ongoing orientation to the workplace and exposure to the various roles undertaken by the medical imaging team. The format of this course is attendance at a designated and accredited radiology department, and completion and participation in a variety of other learning activities.  A hospital law and ethics module also forms part of this course.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The main objective of this course is for students to gain foundation skills in general, mobile and theatre radiographic imaging , fluoroscopy and commence development of a skill set for effective communication with patients and healthcare staff. The capabilities addressed include the ability to communicate at an introductory level with patients and healthcare professionals utilising appropriate terminology and fundamental theory. Students will also develop an awareness of the wider healthcare environment and understanding of the role of the Medical Imaging Technologist in clinical practice.  Students will also develop academic writing skills, analytical skills and are required to demonstrate professional behaviour.
 


The main objective of this course is for students to gain foundation skills in general, mobile and theatre radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy and commence development of a skill set for effective communication with patients and healthcare staff.


Overview of Learning Activities

Tutorials, assignments, presentations, clinical practice participation, online threaded discussions, e-journals and a professional development journal are examples of activities that may be used to provide a range of learning experiences and environments for the student.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course has an entry on the Learning Hub and students will be referred to this site at the commencement of semester. This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting learning activities throughout the semester and students are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains. Important information will be placed on the Learning Hub.  Students are also expected to undertake self-directed learning to reinforce learning.


Overview of Assessment

Students are required to successfully complete a variety of assessment tasks in this course.