Radiographic Practice 2.1 (MRTY2080)


In this unit of study the student will investigate radiographic techniques and study the roles of additional imaging modalities in the diagnosis of trauma, injury and disease, in particular, of the musculoskeletal system. The unit of study is divided into modules focusing on designated regions. Aspects covered within each module will include patient preparation, contrast media administration, technical considerations, radiographic pathology, with the routine protocols being supported by evidence drawn from reference articles. Practical: practical classes will provide students with experience in patient care, practitioner patient communication, radiographic positioning and appropriate anatomy and pathology recognition. The tutorial classes will focus on the development of image critiquing skills through the use of a library of images and clinical scenarios.

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2-hrs lectures, 1hr tutorials/week and directed independent learning


1x45 minute MCQ cross sectional anatomy class test (20%), 2x15 minute prac tests (20%), 1x45 minute MCQ film critique test (20%), 2 hour exami (40%)


Bontrager and Lampignano Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy.(7th edition)

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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.