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
BACH1161 Introductory Behavioural Health Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mairwen Jones Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: BACH1132, HSBH1003, BACH1134 Assessment: Assignment (30%), group class presentation (20%), 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 applications of psychological theory to specific health issues in their major area of study.
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 Prohibitions: BIOS1170 Assessment: 1hr mid semester assessment MCQ exam (30%),2hr end semester exam (70%). 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 Human Cell Biology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Diana Oakes Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 x 1hr lectures/week, 3 x 2hr practical/semester Prohibitions: BIOS1161, BIOS1156, BIOS1126, HSBM1001, BIOS1130 Assessment: Online quizzes (5%), Examinations (95%) [consisting of a mid semester exam 30% and an end semester exam 70%] 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.
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, 2 unit Maths 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: 1hr mid-semester exam (30%), 2hr end semester exam (70%). 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 Mark McEntee Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture /week, 1x2-hr practical or tutorial /week Assessment: 3x 20 min MCQ(30%) and 2x500wd practical reports (40%) and 10min group presentations (30%) 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: ePortfolio (40%), essay 2000 wd (40%), and practical test (20%) 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 (first offered 2015)

Semester 1
MRTY2101 Radiographic Science 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Robinson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2 hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Prerequisites: MRTY1037 and MRTY1038 Assessment: Practical examination (20%), case study (30%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 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: Dr Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: Corequisites: MRTY2101 Radiographic Science 1 Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 and MRTY1038 Assessment: Image interpretation examinations (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 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: A/Prof Claudia Mello-Thoms Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), mid semester quiz (25%), practical report (25%) Practical field work: Students will be 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: Natalie Charlton Session: Semester 1 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: John Robinson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: Corequisites: MRTY2106 Radiographic Evaluation 2 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), practical examination (20%), case study (30%) 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: Dr Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Corequisites: Corequisites: MRTY2105 Radiographic Science 2 Assumed knowledge: MRTY1037 and MRTY1038 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), image interpretation examinations (50%) Practical field work: Students will be expected to attend 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 Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures and 1x2hr practical/tutorial per week Assessment: 1x2hr exam (50%), mid semester quiz (25%), written report 1500 words (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: Natalie Charlton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 weeks of clinical placement, briefing and debriefing sessions. Prerequisites: MRTY2104 Radiographic Work Integrated Learning 1 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
The course will comprise of 24 credit points per semester in Year 3 and 4
Work Integrated Learning units of study comprising of a 6 week clinical placement. Placements will commence from Year 2 semester 1 onwards. Year 2 (6 credit points) per semester. Year 3 (6 credit points) per semester. Year 4 (12 credit points) per semester.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Honours -

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Course BHXXXXXXX-01 Honours course; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 to 2

As per pass course

Year 3 (first offered 2016)

Year 4 (first offered 2017)