Professional Practice Radiography 1 (MRSC5001)


This unit of study introduces the student the professional practice of diagnostic radiography of the chest, upper and lower limb. The techniques covered will include routine procedures that the student will encounter in the clinical setting. Radiographic anatomy and pathology will be integrated with corresponding radiographic techniques. This unit will apply the evidence base theory to practice and integrate basic applied sciences to imaging techniques. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by pre-reading before class, and independent research on relevant topics.

Pre-reading of material in advance of attendance is mandatory. Class time will be use to clarify and expand on evidence based practice.

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2-hrs in-class teaching/week used to stage and pace your learning, 1-hr practical/week, 1-hr image interpretation tutorial


Pre-clinical practical test (30%), Continuous assessment tasks (40%), Post-clinical practical test (30%)


Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy / Kenneth L. Bontrager, John P. Lampignano. 7th ed., St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby/Elsevier, 2010.

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Pre-reading of material in advance of attendance is mandatory.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.