Courses - Faculty of Medical And Health Sciences


Medical Imaging

Stage I

MEDIMAGE 199
0 Points

English Language Competency

To complete this course students must attain a level of competency in the English language as determined by the School of Medical Sciences. This course must be completed prior to enrolling in Part III of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) degree.

Stage II

MEDIMAGE 201
15 Points

Fundamentals of Medical Imaging

Provides a fundamental understanding of Medical Imaging practice. Students will examine components of the clinical setting including patient care, cultural competency, and ethical considerations, to prepare them for the clinical learning environment. Students will apply these concepts to radiographic imaging in the context of routine radiographic examinations.

MEDIMAGE 202
15 Points

Medical Imaging Science

Provides students with a fundamental understanding of ionising radiation in the context of medical imaging. Addresses x-ray production, instrumentation, x-ray detection, digital imaging and the principles of quality assurance. Also examines the biological effects of ionising radiation, dose, and radiation protection.

MEDIMAGE 203
15 Points

Radiographic Imaging I

Develops knowledge of routine radiographic examinations in a Medical Imaging department. The anatomical relationships of the body and the imaging examinations are explored with reference to the appendicular skeleton, abdomen and pelvis.

Stage III

MEDIMAGE 301
15 Points

Radiographic Imaging II

Extends knowledge of radiographic examinations and procedures in a Medical Imaging department. The anatomical relationships of the body and the imaging examinations are explored with focus on specialist views and adaptive techniques.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 199, 203

MEDIMAGE 302
15 Points

Sectional Imaging Anatomy and Pathology

Develops understanding of anatomy and pathology as applied in Medical Imaging. Focuses on sectional imaging anatomy, normal variants and common pathologies as demonstrated on CT (computed tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and ultrasound images.

Prerequisite: MEDSCI 201, 203

MEDIMAGE 303
15 Points

Physiology and Pharmacology for Medical Imaging

Fundamentals of physiological processes supporting the study of biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics in the context of Medical Imaging.

Prerequisite: BIOSCI 106, 107, CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142

MEDIMAGE 304
15 Points

Advanced Radiographic Imaging

Develops understanding of advanced radiographic imaging examinations including mammography, angiography, interventional procedures, and computed tomography. Addresses the physical principles of image production, instrumentation and dose considerations. Students will investigate a range of clinical applications, and normal and abnormal imaging appearances associated with each of these modalities.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 202, 203

MEDIMAGE 305
15 Points

Professional Practice in Medical Imaging

Develops fundamental concepts of professionalism, reflective practice and communication to patient-centred care and professional practice in Medical Imaging.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 201

MEDIMAGE 306
15 Points

Specialised Medical Imaging

Examines specialised medical imaging modalities including ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Addresses the physical principles of image production, instrumentation and safety considerations. Students will investigate a range of clinical applications, and normal and abnormal imaging appearances associated with each of these modalities.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 202, 203

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

MEDIMAGE 701
15 Points

Imaging Anatomy and Pathology

Students will develop an integrated understanding of anatomy and pathology as it applies to medical imaging in the clinical context. The course introduces the principles of medical science at whole body, organ, tissue, cellular and sub cellular levels and includes the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the major systems of the human body in relation to specific regions and pathologies.

MEDIMAGE 702
15 Points

Professional Issues in Medical Imaging

Students will investigate the concept of professional practice leading to an exploration of current professional issues relevant to medical imaging including role development and advanced practice. The course will provide students with the knowledge to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds both ethically and with respect for their beliefs and values. The course also addresses medico-legal issues, decision-making and effective communication within the clinical setting.

MEDIMAGE 707
15 Points

Mammographic Technology

Provides students with an in-depth understanding of mammographic technology and its application. The course addresses the scientific principles of the modality including image formation, technical parameters, radiation safety specific to mammography, image quality, artefacts, and quality assurance. Equipment developments and new and evolving techniques will be examined.

MEDIMAGE 708
15 Points

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Provides students with an in-depth understanding of nuclear medicine technology and its application. Addresses scientific principles of the modality relating to clinical practice including Spectral Positron Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), image quality, quality assurance and non-imaging radionuclide investigations.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 720

MEDIMAGE 710
15 Points

CT Imaging Technology

Provides students with an in-depth understanding of CT technology and its application. The course addresses the scientific principles of the modality including image formation and reconstruction, technical parameters, radiation safety and dose reduction, image quality, artefacts, quality assurance and contrast agents. Equipment developments and new and evolving techniques will be examined.

MEDIMAGE 711
15 Points

Musculoskeletal Trauma Image Evaluation

Provides students with the knowledge to evaluate radiographs of common musculoskeletal trauma in the clinical setting. Using a systematic method of image interrogation and a critical approach, students will develop the ability to provide a preliminary clinical image evaluation of common musculoskeletal trauma radiographs.

MEDIMAGE 712
15 Points

Musculoskeletal Pathology Image Evaluation

Provides students with the knowledge to evaluate radiographs of common musculoskeletal pathologies in the clinical setting. Using a systematic method of image interrogation and a critical approach, students will develop the ability to provide a preliminary clinical image evaluation of common musculoskeletal pathology radiographs.

MEDIMAGE 713
15 Points

Special Studies

MEDIMAGE 714
15 Points

Fundamentals of Clinical MRI

Provides a fundamental understanding of MRI technology and applications and addresses scientific principles of the modality including resonance and relaxation, image contrast, spatial encoding, and digital image formation. Students will examine components of the clinical environment including MRI equipment, contrast agents, bio-effects and safety. In addition, students will analyse standard imaging protocols of the lumbar spine, knee and brain and normal and abnormal MR imaging appearances of these areas.

MEDIMAGE 715
15 Points

MRI Technology

Provides an in-depth understanding of MRI technology and its applications and addresses scientific principles of the modality relating to standard clinical practice including pulse sequences, image quality and quality assurance, technical parameters and trade-offs, image optimisation, artefacts, parallel imaging, scanning at 3T, diffusion and MR angiography.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 714

Restriction: MEDIMAGE 703, 704

MEDIMAGE 716
15 Points

Fundamentals of Clinical Ultrasound

Provides a fundamental understanding of ultrasound technology and applications. Students will examine components of the clinical environment including transducer technology, quality assurance, bio-effects and safety. In addition, students will analyse standard imaging techniques and normal and abnormal imaging appearances of the renal tract, pelvis and first trimester of pregnancy.

MEDIMAGE 717
15 Points

Ultrasound Imaging Technology

Provides students with advanced scientific principles of ultrasound and its application. The course addresses Doppler principles, artefacts and instrumentation, electronic array technology, contrast agents, 3-D and 4-D scanning, equipment developments and new and evolving techniques.

Prerequisite: CLINIMAG 709 or MEDIMAGE 716

MEDIMAGE 718
15 Points

Acute Chest Image Interpretation

Provides students with the knowledge to evaluate acute chest radiographs in the clinical setting. Using a systematic method of image interrogation and a critical approach, students will develop the ability to provide a preliminary clinical image evaluation of common acute chest radiographs.

MEDIMAGE 719
15 Points

Paediatric Image Evaluation

Provides students with the knowledge to evaluate radiographs of common paediatric trauma and pathologies in the clinical setting. Using a systematic method of image interrogation and a critical approach, students will develop the ability to provide a preliminary clinical image evaluation of common paediatric radiographs.

MEDIMAGE 720
15 Points

Fundamentals of Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Provides a fundamental understanding of nuclear medicine technology and applications and addresses scientific principles of the modality including radioactivity, radiation detection and decay, dosimetry, and radio-pharmacy. Students will examine components of the clinical environment including equipment, laboratory procedures, bio-effects and radiation safety. In addition, they will analyse standard imaging protocols, normal and altered biodistribution and imaging appearances of the skeletal system.

MEDIMAGE 721
15 Points

MRI Safety

Extends students’ understanding of the underlying physical principles related to a range of MRI safety issues. The course will provide students with the opportunity to explore these safety issues in greater depth and to apply this knowledge in critically evaluating current policies and practices. New and emerging safety topics will also be examined.

Prerequisite: MEDIMAGE 714

MEDIMAGE 722
15 Points

Special Topic

MEDIMAGE 740
30 Points

MEDIMAGE 740A
15 Points

MEDIMAGE 740B
15 Points

Research in Medical Imaging

Includes modules on a range of topics in medical imaging, with focus on developing an evidence-based approach on selected topics. Includes supervised investigations into an approved topic related to clinical and applied research.

To complete this course students must enrol in MEDIMAGE 740 A and B, or MEDIMAGE 740

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