Professional Practice Radiography 4 (MRSC5014)


This is the final unit of study which will complete the student's learning in professional practice of diagnostic radiography Vascular imaging and interventional techniques. The techniques covered will include routine procedures that the student will encounter in the clinical setting with particular focus on advanced technique. The theory of anatomy, physiology and pathology of selected body systems will be taught in context with the technique. Sectional anatomy and imaging will be integrated throughout this unit. Students will critically explore variations in techniques found in the clinical setting using a problem solving approach. Students will critically evaluate current practice from an evidence based perspective. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2 hrs teaching/week, 2hrs/week directed independent work


Continuous assessment of fortnightly tasks including MCQs, short written work, image based assessment (70%) and class debate in end of semester peer assessed debate of current topics in imaging (30%)


Bontrager KL & Lampignano J, Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy (6th ed), Mosby Elsevier, St Louis (2005)

Practical work

Practical classes will provide students with experience in positioning techniques and pathology

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


Study this unit outside a degree

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.

Find a non-award course for this unit of study

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.

Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study