Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) – BPASDRAD1000

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Pass

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Course BPASDRAD-01: Pass course; full-time, 4 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BIOS1155 Structure, Function and Disease A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Hegedus Session: Semester 1 Classes: Four 1hr lectures, one 2hr practical/week Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Mid- semester examination (30%), End-semester examinations (65%). Formative assessment provided. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an entry-level unit designed to give students an overview of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems relevant for professional practice. The basic concepts of pharmacology will also be introduced to enable students to understand the action of drugs on each of the body systems as they are covered in this unit and in BIOS1158, Structure, Function and Disease B. Material will be presented in lectures and practical sessions. Students are expected to complete self-directed learning packages prior to some practical sessions. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged. Students who achieve a pass have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena.
BIOS1167 Foundations of Biomedical Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Diana Oakes Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x 1hr lectures/week, 4 x 2hr practical/semester Prohibitions: BIOS1126 or BIOS1130 or BIOS1156 or BIOS1161 or HSBM1001 Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Mid-semester examination (30%), End-semester examinations (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an entry level unit of study designed to give students an overview of the biological and biochemical processes that are fundamental to life. Knowledge gained in this unit will enable students to understand the key principles of health and disease and the scientific basis for many of the professional practices they will undertake in their careers. Topics are not covered in the detail that is applicable to general chemistry or biochemistry units of study. Students who achieve a pass have a basic working knowledge of the following topics: structure and function of cells, homeostasis, the basic chemistry of life, the biochemistry of human cell function (including protein synthesis, metabolic processes and diseases), and the genetics of health and disease. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit and to apply their knowledge to the relevance of these fundamental principles to health care practices.
HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: BACH1130 or BACH1132 or BACH1133 or BACH1134 or BACH1161 Assessment: Assignment (25%), group class presentation (25%), 1.5 hr end of semester exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to areas of psychology and sociology relevant to health and wellbeing. The unit provides sociological tools (covering both theory and method) useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing. It is also an introduction to the principles and applications of psychology as they pertain to these areas. The unit aims to develop a 'sociological imagination', a quality of mind that will be used to prompt students to question common-sense assumptions regarding health and wellbeing. Students will also gain familiarity with the major paradigms and methodological approaches of contemporary psychology and will develop the applications of psychological theory to specific health issues in their major area of study.
Textbooks
Germov, J (2014), BACH1161 Introductory Behavioural Health Sciences + HSBH1003 Health, Behaviour & Society, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
MRTY1031 Medical Radiation Physics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof John O'Byrne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hour lecture, 2 hour studio lab, 1-hour tutorial per week and directed independent learning. Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics Assessment: On-line quizzes, workshop tutorials, studio lab sessions, assignments, mid-semester test, and final exam (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students without the assumed knowledge are strongly advised to enrol in the Foundation Mathematics and Physics Bridging Courses offered prior to the commencement of Semester 1.
MRTY1031 is a Junior level unit designed specifically for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in physics relevant to the use of ionising radiation in medicine - specifically X-rays. It presents an examination of the structure of matter, types of ionising radiation and their interactions with matter, all within the context of medical imaging and therapy.
Textbooks
Ball, Moore and Turner, Essential Physics for Radiographers (4th edn) (2008)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BIOS1158 Structure, Function and Disease B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Hegedus Session: Semester 2 Classes: Four 1hr lectures, one 2hr practical/week Prohibitions: HSBM1003 Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Mid-semester examination (30%), End-semester examinations (65%). Formative assessment provided Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is an entry-level unit designed to give students an overview of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous and immune systems relevant for professional practice. The basic concepts of neoplasia will be introduced and students will also learn the essential principles of infection control in health care practice Material will be presented in lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Students are expected to complete self-directed learning packages prior to some practical sessions. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged. Students who achieve a pass have a basic working knowledge of professionally relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology. Students who achieve higher grades are better able to integrate various aspects of the unit, and to apply their knowledge to solve problems or explain higher level phenomena.
MRTY1036 Health Physics and Radiation Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof John O'Byrne Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hour lecture, 2-hour studio lab, 1-hour tutorial per week and directed independent learning. Assessment: Pre-lecture quizzes, workshop tutorials, studio lab sessions, assignments, mid-semester test, and final exam (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MRTY1036 is a Junior level unit designed specifically for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostics Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in radioactivity and ultrasound, laying the foundation for understanding ultrasonic transducers, cyclotrons and radiation detectors. It also explores the effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation on biological systems, including implications for radiological protection.
Textbooks
Ball, Moore and Turner, Essential Physics for Radiographers (4th edn) (2008)
MRTY1037 Imaging Technology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Maram Alakhras Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture /week, 1x2-hr practical or tutorial /week Assessment: Written assignment (40%), exam (40%), practical reports (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UOS is a foundation unit introducing the student to the diagnostic imaging equipment that is commonly employed in the Medical Imaging Department. Students will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of the theory and application of fixed and mobile x-ray equipment, including Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography. Students will be expected to demonstrate ability to evaluate image quality, including exposure factor selection and AEC. The "digital image" will be investigated in terms of spatial and brightness resolution, image manipulation, spatial frequency and storage and display.
MRTY1038 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week, 1-hr practical/week Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (25%), communication assessment (25%), exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is a foundation clinical unit in which students will be introduced to the fundamentals of professional practice. It aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge required to undertake Work Integrated Learning placements. Aspects to be covered include professional communication, professional behaviour and teamwork, work health and safety, ethics and interprofessional practice.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 2

Semester 1
MRTY2101 Radiographic Science 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Miller Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2 hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Prerequisites: MRTY1038 Assessment: Practical examination (25%), mid-semester quiz (25%), 1x2-hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 90% practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UOS builds upon foundation knowledge of imaging technology and patient care. Students will be expected to apply knowledge of general radiographic projections of the appendicular skeleton, including exposure factors, to a range of patient presentations and clinical indications. Using research as evidence for best practice, students will understand the clinical challenge/question and apply their knowledge of human anatomy demonstrate adaptability of plain radiographic imaging technique.
MRTY2102 Radiographic Evaluation 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr John Robinson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: MRTY2101 Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 and MRTY1038 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (25%), Image interpretation quiz (25%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 90% practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds upon foundation knowledge of imaging technology, image quality and radiographic anatomy. Students will be expected to evaluate general radiographic images for quality and interpret plain radiographs for common pathologies and normal variants. This unit of study combines an evidence based approach using research articles applied to case based learning.
MRTY2103 Image Optimisation and Processing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x2-hr practical/tutorial per week Prerequisites: MRTY1037 Assessment: 1 x 2-hr exam (50%), mid semester quiz (30%), practical report (20%) Practical field work: Students are expected to attend practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds upon the theory and application of Imaging Technology 1. Students will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation of image quality theory as it applies to x-ray systems, including tubes, detectors, radiation dose and display. Image processing, in both spatial and frequency domains, will be explored in an applied context so that students can optimise their practical understanding of imaging technique and image display.
MRTY2104 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Intensive June Classes: 6 weeks of clinical placement arranged by the Work Integrated Learning Team. Briefing and debriefing sessions. Prerequisites: MRTY1038 Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 Assessment: Clinical educator assessment (50%), OSCE (25%), reflective assignment (25%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit of study builds upon foundation knowledge of work integrated learning strategies and chest imaging. Students will be placed in a work placement for 6 weeks and learn the professional and technical skills of a novice student radiographer. At the end of this unit of study, students are expected to have competently performed a range of general radiographic examinations under supervision and developed appropriate professional care and imaging skills.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY2105 Radiographic Science 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hanafi Ali Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: MRTY2106 Assumed knowledge: MRTY2101 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), practical examination (25%), mid-semester quiz (25%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study continues to build knowledge of general radiographic examinations with a focus on imaging technology, technique adaptation and radiographic anatomy of the axial skeleton. Students will be expected to evaluate general radiographic images for quality and interpret plain radiographs for common pathologies and normal variants. This unit of study combines an evidence based approach using research articles applied to case based learning. Cross sectional imaging through a variety of modalities will be introduced and students will be expected to demonstrate skill in recognising sectional anatomy.
MRTY2106 Radiographic Evaluation 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: MRTY2105 Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 and MRTY1038 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), image interpretation examinations (25%), mid-semester quiz (25%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 90% practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds upon knowledge of imaging technology, image quality and radiographic anatomy. Students will be expected to evaluate general radiographic images for quality and identify anatomical structures, injuries and diseases of the human body in planar images, including significant medical findings requiring urgent information giving. This unit of study combines an evidence based approach using research articles applied to case based learning.
MRTY2107 Imaging Technology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elaine Ryan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x2-hr practical/tutorial per week Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 and MRTY2103 Assessment: 1x2-hr exam (50%), mid-semester quiz (25%), written report 1500wd (25%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend practical sessions Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study extends students' knowledge of direct and computed radiography systems. Imaging principles of fluoroscopy, computed tomography, dental imaging and magnetic resonance imaging will be investigated with particular reference to equipment, safety, dosimetry and artefacts. Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of image processing techniques commonly applied in sectional imaging modalities. Film-screen radiography will be evaluated from a historical perspective, including changes in exposure factors resulting from newer technologies.
MRTY2108 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August Classes: 6 weeks of clinical placement, briefing and debriefing sessions. Prerequisites: MRTY2104 Assumed knowledge: MRTY2101 Assessment: Clinical educator assessment (50%), OSCE (25%), reflective assignment (25%) Mode of delivery: Clinical experience
This unit of study continues to build knowledge and skill of work integrated learning strategies and general radiographic examinations. Students will be placed in a work placement for 6 weeks and learn the professional and technical skills of a novice student radiographer. At the end of this unit of study, students are expected to have competently performed a range of general radiographic (appendicular and axial skeleton) examinations under supervision and developed appropriate professional care and imaging skills.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
MRTY3119 Imaging Through the Lifespan

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hrs per week Prerequisites: MRTY2105 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (20%), poster presentation (30%), 1 x 2 hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Practical classes: 2 hours per fortnight Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This core UOS includes content and case studies that span from foetal imaging to forensic imaging. The cases will be built around important imaging pathways for distinct patient ages and presentations. This includes: The use of ultrasound, especially for foetal and neonatal patients; The use of fluoroscopic imaging, especially for infant and paediatric imaging; Plain radiographic imaging, from infants to adolescents; Comparative imaging, especially for elderly patients including bone mineral density quantification; Mortuary and forensic imaging for all ages. The cases will examine the optimisation and justification for the use of non-ionising and ionising radiation imaging, the effects of dose on paediatrics as well as the sensitivities and adapatation needed for frail young and elderly patients. The specific issues of advocacy, consent and imaging of patients of all ages, including deceased patients, will be addressed.
MRTY3120 Radiographic Science 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Susan Miller Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lec/wk Prerequisites: MRTY2101 AND MRTY2105 Assessment: 1 x mid-semester exam (20%), group presentation (30%), 1 x 2- hr written exam exam (50%) Practical field work: 1x2-hr practical session/fortnight Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UOS is a core professional practice subject that builds upon the knowledge of MRTY2101 and MRTY2105 in introducing intermediate imaging concepts. Radiographic Science 3 will focus on cross sectional imaging, primarily through CT and MRI, of a number of body systems. This UOS will also extend the students¿ knowledge of plain radiographic examinations (mobile and fixed units) in trauma scenarios.
MRTY3121 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive February Classes: 1 x 2-hr clinical briefing, 1 x 2-hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY2108 Assumed knowledge: MRTY3119 Assessment: Clinical Educator Assessment (50%), written case study (50%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Briefing and debriefing session attendance is compulsory in this unit of study.
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 3 is the third of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to build their knowledge of advanced general radiographic examinations, including trauma and mobile radiography, especially related to paediatric imaging. It is expected students will be able to complete basic operating suite and/or fluoroscopic imaging where available. Professional practice capabilities in clinical history taking, image optimisation and digital image manipulation are key learning objectives. Students may undertake introductory contrast procedure and basic Computed Tomography examinations.
HSBH3001 Health and Indigenous Populations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Vanessa Lee Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) OR (NURS1003) Assessment: On line quizzes (20%), Case study report 1500wd (40%), Critique diary 1500wd (40%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with the necessary tools to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities for equitable health service delivery. It explores the post-colonial impact and the policies that have contibuted to the adverse health outcomes that we see in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of contemporary Australia today. The unit of study will also provide students with avenues of Best Practice in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, for effective health service delivery.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY3122 Professional Issues and Leadership

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr lecture per week plus full day health care challenge attendance Assumed knowledge: MRTY2104 and MRTY2108 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (35%), reflective professional portfolio (50%), health care challenge (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UOS explores the ethical and legal requirements of medical radiation practice in Australia. The UOS takes a case based approach to ethical, reflective and collaborative practice using key legislation as a framework for decision making and discussion. Students will learn of the integration between legal requirements, mandatory notifications and the code of conduct as required by federal law and state licensing. The notion of leadership, culturally safe practice and patient advocacy will be explored.
MRTY3123 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August Classes: 1x 2-hr clinical briefing, 1x 2-hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY3121 Assumed knowledge: MRTY3120 Assessment: 1x clinical supervisor report (50%), 1x QI Activity (50%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 4 is the fourth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to build their knowledge of advanced general radiographic examinations, including trauma and mobile radiography, especially related to paediatric imaging. It is expected students will be able to complete a range of operating suite and/or fluoroscopic imaging where available. Professional practice capabilities in clinical history taking, image optimisation and digital image manipulation and 3D data set generation are key learning objectives. Students may undertake a range of contrast procedures and routine Computed Tomography examinations.
One unit of study selected from International Health list below:
BACH3128 Health and Globalisation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week for Wk 1-13 Prohibitions: HSBH3009 Assessment: Online assessment (MCQ and True/False, 30 mins in week 6) (20%), Presentation (10 mins) (15%), and 2 hr exam (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The focus of this unit of study is on the meaning of globalisation and its impact on health. It examines social and cultural shifts and technological advancement and their impact on health and disability. The unit examines the key drivers of globalisation and features of the shift from international to global health. The unit also aims to provide understanding of both the direct and indirect impact of global changes on biopsychosocial aspects of health. The direct impact includes shifting disease, disability and behaviour patterns. The indirect impacts include those of international trade laws, global governance, the advancement of medical technology and internet 'globalisation' on health care service delivery and professional practices. The unit analyses global health challenges such as disability inclusive development, humanitarian crisis, food security, climate change, C&NCDs, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco control from global perspectives.
Textbooks
Lee, K. and Collin, J. (eds). Global Change and Health, reprinted 2005,
HSBH3009 International Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour lecture/week, 1x1-hr face-to-face/on-line tutorial/week Prerequisites: (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) Prohibitions: BACH3128 Assessment: Online activities (Blog and MCQs) (40%); Tutorial attendance and presentation (20%); and Briefing Paper 1500wd (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines theoretical and practical issues confronting global health professionals, especially in low resource settings. The unit introduces students to: a) historical, political and economic forces that influence the health of populations around the world and contribute to international health inequities; and b) global health crisis (emerging infectious disease; chronic disease and disability) facing both developed and developing countries and its impact; c), international health practices, including key actors and initiatives, as well as challenges and strategies for working in post-colonial and cross-cultural contexts. Examples of topics covered include health, poverty and inequality, globalisation and trade, foreign aid and development assistance. The unit also provides an introductory overview of contemporary international health challenges such as food security, humanitarian crises and climate change. Students will undertake an in-depth study of a global health issue, exploring the context in which it emerged and the forces that propel it, and advocate for actions to improve the issue in a specific local context and population group.
HSBH3012 FHS Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Full-day briefing session, half-day debriefing session. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree Assessment: Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%). Practical field work: 4-6 weeks working with a community-based organisation in a developing country. Mode of delivery: Field experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a developing country. Students will participate in a 4-6 week health or care placement with a community-based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and the Philippines. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
and one elective (6cp) (see note 1)

Year 4 (first offered 2017)

Semester 1
MRTY4038 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY3123 Assessment: departmental assessment form (50%), reflective essay (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 5 is the fifth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to further consolidate their foundational knowledge of advanced general radiography examinations. Students may undertake a variety of complex radiographic examinations including CT, MRI and ultrasound.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
MRTY4039 Radiographic Evaluation 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 1b Classes: 4-hr seminar/week for 7 weeks, online discussion and tasks Assumed knowledge: MRTY2102, MRTY2106, MRTY3120 Assessment: online examinations of advanced anatomy and pathology images (in class) (50%) - individual; evidence report and presentation (50%) - group Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is the third and final unit of study in radiographic evaluation. Building upon MRTY2102 and MRTY2106, this unit focuses on image interpretation of advanced musculoskeletal and pulmonary cases for analysis of both pathology and image critique. The range of clinical scenarios will include cross sectional images (CT, MRI, US) and planar imaging. Students will learn about medical image perception of images from a 2D and 3D perspective. Evidence in current image techniques will underpin the case selection and evaluation.
MRTY4040 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4038 Assessment: departmental assessment form (50%), case study (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 6 is the sixth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experience in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to participate in advanced radiographic examinations including CT, MRI and ultrasound in addition to consolidating their knowledge of a variety of general radiography examinations.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
One elective [6cp] (see note 1)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY4041 Comparative Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 2b Classes: 10 hrs of seminar/week for 4 weeks, on-line discussion and tasks Assumed knowledge: MRTY2102, MRTY2106, MRTY3120 Assessment: workshop quiz (30%), viva oral examination (30%), information poster (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a core unit of study in which investigates complex, cross-sectional and functional imaging used in diagnosis and treatment. Students will be expected to analyse best practice strategies for imaging patients with pathologies, including breast, cardiac and neuro-vascular conditions. Students will develop a comparative imaging activity patients and/or inter-professional practitioners. The imaging focus is on alternative, complimentary, comparative and hybrid image acquisition. Students must demonstrate an understanding of their role in recognising, informing and undertaking clinically appropriate imaging, including teamwork and patient advocacy.
MRTY4042 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4040 Assessment: departmental assessment report (25%), self-review report (25%), research report (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 7 is the seventh of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experience in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to undertake a wide variety of radiographic examinations across the spectrum of general radiography. Students may gain experience in more complex modalities such as mammography and interventional radiology procedures.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
MRTY4043 Professional Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Steven Meikle Session: Semester 2 Classes: 10hrs of seminars / week for 4 weeks, on-line discussion and tasks Assumed knowledge: MRTY3122 Assessment: literature review (50%), structured reflection (20%), in-class quiz (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UoS is a core subject for the pass pathway of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) and is designed to enhance the ability of students to critically appraise knowledge and research. Students will investigate an area of medical radiation science practice or theory and will undertake a literature review, develop a research proposal and apply clinical reasoning and reflective processes to identify implications. Key learning outcomes will include the appraisal of research methodologies, interpreting current evidence and demonstrating knowledge of fundamental ethical considerations when conducting research.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
MRTY4044 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4042 Assessment: departmental assessment report (25%), self-review report (25%), research report (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 8 is the final unit of study in which students undertake off campus clinical placement in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to demonstrate entry level practitioner competence in all general radiographic examinations. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of complex radiographic modalities.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Notes

1. Electives may be chosen from [[http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/health_sci/undergraduate/faculty_electives.shtml||Faculty Electives list]] or the University with permission from the Course Director.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Honours -

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Route code: BPASDRAD1HON Honours course; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 to 2

As per pass course

Year 3

Semester 1
MRTY3119 Imaging Through the Lifespan

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hrs per week Prerequisites: MRTY2105 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (20%), poster presentation (30%), 1 x 2 hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Practical classes: 2 hours per fortnight
This core UOS includes content and case studies that span from foetal imaging to forensic imaging. The cases will be built around important imaging pathways for distinct patient ages and presentations. This includes: The use of ultrasound, especially for foetal and neonatal patients; The use of fluoroscopic imaging, especially for infant and paediatric imaging; Plain radiographic imaging, from infants to adolescents; Comparative imaging, especially for elderly patients including bone mineral density quantification; Mortuary and forensic imaging for all ages. The cases will examine the optimisation and justification for the use of non-ionising and ionising radiation imaging, the effects of dose on paediatrics as well as the sensitivities and adapatation needed for frail young and elderly patients. The specific issues of advocacy, consent and imaging of patients of all ages, including deceased patients, will be addressed.
MRTY3120 Radiographic Science 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Susan Miller Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lec/wk Prerequisites: MRTY2101 AND MRTY2105 Assessment: 1 x mid-semester exam (20%), group presentation (30%), 1 x 2- hr written exam exam (50%) Practical field work: 1x2-hr practical session/fortnight
This UOS is a core professional practice subject that builds upon the knowledge of MRTY2101 and MRTY2105 in introducing intermediate imaging concepts. Radiographic Science 3 will focus on cross sectional imaging, primarily through CT and MRI, of a number of body systems. This UOS will also extend the students¿ knowledge of plain radiographic examinations (mobile and fixed units) in trauma scenarios.
MRTY3121 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive February Classes: 1 x 2-hr clinical briefing, 1 x 2-hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY2108 Assumed knowledge: MRTY3119 Assessment: Clinical Educator Assessment (50%), written case study (50%)
Note: Briefing and debriefing session attendance is compulsory in this unit of study.
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 3 is the third of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to build their knowledge of advanced general radiographic examinations, including trauma and mobile radiography, especially related to paediatric imaging. It is expected students will be able to complete basic operating suite and/or fluoroscopic imaging where available. Professional practice capabilities in clinical history taking, image optimisation and digital image manipulation are key learning objectives. Students may undertake introductory contrast procedure and basic Computed Tomography examinations.
HSBH3001 Health and Indigenous Populations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Vanessa Lee Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) OR (NURS1003) Assessment: On line quizzes (20%), Case study report 1500wd (40%), Critique diary 1500wd (40%).
The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with the necessary tools to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities for equitable health service delivery. It explores the post-colonial impact and the policies that have contibuted to the adverse health outcomes that we see in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of contemporary Australia today. The unit of study will also provide students with avenues of Best Practice in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, for effective health service delivery.
Semester 2
MRTY3122 Professional Issues and Leadership

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr lecture per week plus full day health care challenge attendance Assumed knowledge: MRTY2104 and MRTY2108 Assessment: 1x1-hr exam (35%), reflective professional portfolio (50%), health care challenge (15%)
This UOS explores the ethical and legal requirements of medical radiation practice in Australia. The UOS takes a case based approach to ethical, reflective and collaborative practice using key legislation as a framework for decision making and discussion. Students will learn of the integration between legal requirements, mandatory notifications and the code of conduct as required by federal law and state licensing. The notion of leadership, culturally safe practice and patient advocacy will be explored.
MRTY3123 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August Classes: 1x 2-hr clinical briefing, 1x 2-hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY3121 Assumed knowledge: MRTY3120 Assessment: 1x clinical supervisor report (50%), 1x QI Activity (50%)
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 4 is the fourth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to build their knowledge of advanced general radiographic examinations, including trauma and mobile radiography, especially related to paediatric imaging. It is expected students will be able to complete a range of operating suite and/or fluoroscopic imaging where available. Professional practice capabilities in clinical history taking, image optimisation and digital image manipulation and 3D data set generation are key learning objectives. Students may undertake a range of contrast procedures and routine Computed Tomography examinations.
One unit of study selected from International Health list below:
BACH3128 Health and Globalisation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week for Wk 1-13 Prohibitions: HSBH3009 Assessment: Online assessment (MCQ and True/False, 30 mins in week 6) (20%), Presentation (10 mins) (15%), and 2 hr exam (65%)
The focus of this unit of study is on the meaning of globalisation and its impact on health. It examines social and cultural shifts and technological advancement and their impact on health and disability. The unit examines the key drivers of globalisation and features of the shift from international to global health. The unit also aims to provide understanding of both the direct and indirect impact of global changes on biopsychosocial aspects of health. The direct impact includes shifting disease, disability and behaviour patterns. The indirect impacts include those of international trade laws, global governance, the advancement of medical technology and internet 'globalisation' on health care service delivery and professional practices. The unit analyses global health challenges such as disability inclusive development, humanitarian crisis, food security, climate change, C&NCDs, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco control from global perspectives.
Textbooks
Lee, K. and Collin, J. (eds). Global Change and Health, reprinted 2005,
HSBH3009 International Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour lecture/week, 1x1-hr face-to-face/on-line tutorial/week Prerequisites: (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003) Prohibitions: BACH3128 Assessment: Online activities (Blog and MCQs) (40%); Tutorial attendance and presentation (20%); and Briefing Paper 1500wd (40%)
This unit examines theoretical and practical issues confronting global health professionals, especially in low resource settings. The unit introduces students to: a) historical, political and economic forces that influence the health of populations around the world and contribute to international health inequities; and b) global health crisis (emerging infectious disease; chronic disease and disability) facing both developed and developing countries and its impact; c), international health practices, including key actors and initiatives, as well as challenges and strategies for working in post-colonial and cross-cultural contexts. Examples of topics covered include health, poverty and inequality, globalisation and trade, foreign aid and development assistance. The unit also provides an introductory overview of contemporary international health challenges such as food security, humanitarian crises and climate change. Students will undertake an in-depth study of a global health issue, exploring the context in which it emerged and the forces that propel it, and advocate for actions to improve the issue in a specific local context and population group.
HSBH3012 FHS Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Full-day briefing session, half-day debriefing session. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree Assessment: Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%). Practical field work: 4-6 weeks working with a community-based organisation in a developing country.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a developing country. Students will participate in a 4-6 week health or care placement with a community-based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and the Philippines. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
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BHSC3021 Honours A: Research Design

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 12x 2hr Inter-disciplinary seminars, 6x1hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Assessment: Research proposal (3,000 to 5,000 words) (70%), Multiple choice and short answer format exam on inter-disciplinary material (30%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals
This unit provides the conceptual framework and theoretical knowledge and some practical skills required to understand how scientific research is conducted and interpreted. The core content is fundamental for researchers and clinicians alike for evidence-based-practice and life-long learning. Content and skills are taught/learned via a series of web-based and class-based activities.
Textbooks
Polgar, Stephen. Introduction to research in the health sciences / Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas. Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008 ISBN 9780443074295

Year 4 (first offered 2017)

Semester 1
MRTY4038 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY3123 Assessment: departmental assessment form (50%), reflective essay (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 5 is the fifth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experiences in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will continue to further consolidate their foundational knowledge of advanced general radiography examinations. Students may undertake a variety of complex radiographic examinations including CT, MRI and ultrasound.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
MRTY4039 Radiographic Evaluation 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 1b Classes: 4-hr seminar/week for 7 weeks, online discussion and tasks Assumed knowledge: MRTY2102, MRTY2106, MRTY3120 Assessment: online examinations of advanced anatomy and pathology images (in class) (50%) - individual; evidence report and presentation (50%) - group
This is the third and final unit of study in radiographic evaluation. Building upon MRTY2102 and MRTY2106, this unit focuses on image interpretation of advanced musculoskeletal and pulmonary cases for analysis of both pathology and image critique. The range of clinical scenarios will include cross sectional images (CT, MRI, US) and planar imaging. Students will learn about medical image perception of images from a 2D and 3D perspective. Evidence in current image techniques will underpin the case selection and evaluation.
MRTY4040 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4038 Assessment: departmental assessment form (50%), case study (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 6 is the sixth of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experience in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to participate in advanced radiographic examinations including CT, MRI and ultrasound in addition to consolidating their knowledge of a variety of general radiography examinations.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
BHSC4012 Honours B: Applied Research Skills

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 6x 2-hr inter-disciplinary seminars, , 6x1-hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Prerequisites: BHSC3021 Assessment: Reflection presentation (10 mins and 3 mins questions) (30%) and exam (70%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Students will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. in designing the methodology the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
Textbooks
Polgar, Stephen. Introduction to research in the health sciences / Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas. Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008 ISBN 9780443074295
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY4041 Comparative Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 2b Classes: 10 hrs of seminar/week for 4 weeks, on-line discussion and tasks Assumed knowledge: MRTY2102, MRTY2106, MRTY3120 Assessment: workshop quiz (30%), viva oral examination (30%), information poster (40%)
This is a core unit of study in which investigates complex, cross-sectional and functional imaging used in diagnosis and treatment. Students will be expected to analyse best practice strategies for imaging patients with pathologies, including breast, cardiac and neuro-vascular conditions. Students will develop a comparative imaging activity patients and/or inter-professional practitioners. The imaging focus is on alternative, complimentary, comparative and hybrid image acquisition. Students must demonstrate an understanding of their role in recognising, informing and undertaking clinically appropriate imaging, including teamwork and patient advocacy.
MRTY4042 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4040 Assessment: departmental assessment report (25%), self-review report (25%), research report (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 7 is the seventh of eight WIL UOS that allow students off campus experience in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to undertake a wide variety of radiographic examinations across the spectrum of general radiography. Students may gain experience in more complex modalities such as mammography and interventional radiology procedures.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
BHSC4013 Honours C: Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5x2-hr inter-disciplinary seminars,, 5x1-hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Prerequisites: BHSC4012 Assessment: Journal article (3,000 to 6,500 words, OR as per journal requirements) (80%), Honours presentation (10 minutes, 3 mins for questions) (20%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals
Honours students complete a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. In completing the research, the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Honours students learning and teaching activities will largely be driven by the nature of their research project. Likely learning and teaching activities include the production of written work that may be suitable for submission to a relevant refereed journal for publication or equivalent. These activities necessitate a collaborative relationship between supervisor and student.
Textbooks
Polgar, Stephen. Introduction to research in the health sciences / Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas. Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008 ISBN 9780443074295
MRTY4044 Radiography Work Integrated Learning 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Natalie Pollard Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: 2 hr clinical briefing, 1 hr clinical debriefing Prerequisites: MRTY4042 Assessment: departmental assessment report (25%), self-review report (25%), research report (50%) Practical field work: 6 week clinical placement
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Radiography Work Integrated Learning 8 is the final unit of study in which students undertake off campus clinical placement in the diagnostic radiography workplace. Students will be expected to demonstrate entry level practitioner competence in all general radiographic examinations. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of complex radiographic modalities.
Textbooks
Students will be provided with online resources
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS