Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Diagnostic Radiography – BUASSDRA1000

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Diagnostic Radiography Pass

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Course BUASSDRA1000: Pass course; full-time, 3 years

Year 2 (last offered 2014)

Semester 1
BACH2140 Research Methods for Health Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Deborah Black Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/fortnight Assessment: Individual written report (20%), group written report (20%), 90 min end of semester exam (60%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
This unit of study introduces students to key research concepts in health, and to the major approaches to designing and evaluating basic and applied research in a health setting. Qualitative and quantitative methods are introduced, and practical ways of applying each method to a range of research topics are discussed. Students are exposed to the types of research which inform practice in a range of health areas, using actual research as practical examples. Current issues in a range of health disciplines will be investigated.
MRTY2080 Radiographic Practice 2.1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr John Robinson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hrs lectures, 1hr tutorials/week and directed independent learning Prerequisites: MRTY1033 Assessment: 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%) Practical field work: 1 hr/week 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 a clinical knowledge through the use of clinical scenarios Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
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.
Textbooks
Bontrager and Lampignano Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy.(7th edition)
MRTY2081 Clinical Education 2.1DR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Int August,Int February,Int June,Int November Classes: 35hr/week clinical Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, conducted 6 weeks prior to start of Semester 1 or at a time to be negotiated in Semester 2 Prerequisites: MRTY1033 Assessment: clinical departmental assessment (50%), OSCE (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int August,Int June,Int November
Note: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, satisfactory criminal record check, a NSW Child Protection Prohibited Employment declaration completed, acquisition of a personal radiation monitor, a record of evidence of current immunity status
This unit of study requires students to attend six (6) weeks of clinical practice in the workplace. During this unit of study, students will practice the radiographic skills basic to anatomical areas such as the chest and extremities. Students are required to reflect upon their professional role and acquire competencies in general skeletal and chest radiography.
Textbooks
Students are supplied with a clinical workbook specific to their UoS
MRTY2082 Radiographic Physics 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elaine Ryan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hrs/week lectures and directed independent learning Prerequisites: MRTY1031 Assessment: Practical or group assignment (25%), mid semester exam (25%), final exam (50%) Practical field work: 1hr/week of practical labs Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study introduces the student to the construction, design and operation of general radiographic equipment. Sections on film-screen systems, fluoroscopy, computerised tomography, computed radiography, digital radiography and MRI are included. This unit serves as an introduction to digital imaging.
Textbooks
Seeram, Computed Tomography (3rd ed), (2009)
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY2089 Integrated Diagnosis and Treatment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Jillian Clark Session: Semester 2,Semester 2b Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and directed independent learning. Conducted weeks 6-12 inclusive, Semester 2 Assessment: group assignment 2,000 words (20%), group presentation (30%), individual exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Students will develop an appreciation of the applications of diagnostic imaging to different disease states. The relationship of appropriate therapy will be incorporated together with relevant ethical and radiation implications for the patient and health professional.
Textbooks
Students are supplied with online reading material
MRTY2090 Clinical Education 2.2DR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Int August,Int February,Int June,Int November Classes: 35hr/week for 6 weeks in clinical centres and on-campus briefings Prerequisites: MRTY2081 Assessment: Clinical departmental assessment (50%), written case studies (30%), two radiographic health assessments (20%) Practical field work: Clinical placement of 6 weeks Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int February,Int June,Int November
Note: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, satisfactory criminal record check, a NSW Child Protection Prohibited Employment declaration completed, acquisition of a personal radiation monitor, a record of evidence of current immunity status
This unit of study requires students to attend six (6) weeks of clinical practice in the workplace. During this unit of study, students will practice the radiographic skills basic to anatomical areas such as the pelvic girdle, spine and skull/face, whilst consolidating their general skeletal radiography. Students are required to reflect upon their professional role and acquire competencies in skeletal, spinal and skull radiography.
Textbooks
Students are supplied with a clinical workbook specific to their UoS
MRTY2091 Clinical Education 2.3DR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Int August,Int February,Int June,Int November Classes: 35-hr /week for 6 weeks in clinical centres and on-campus briefings Prerequisites: MRTY2081 Assessment: Clinical departmental assessment (50%), OSCE (50%) Practical field work: Clinical placement for 6 weeks Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int August,Int February,Int June
Note: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, satisfactory criminal record check, a NSW Child Protection Prohibited Employment declaration completed, acquisition of a personal radiation monitor, a record of evidence of current immunity status
This unit of study requires students to attend six (6) weeks of clinical practice in the workplace. During this unit of study, students will practice the radiographic skills basic to anatomical areas such as the renal and GIT systems whilst consolidating their skills in pelvic girdle, spine, skull/face and skeletal radiography. Students are required to reflect upon their professional role and acquire competencies in GIT, renal, skeletal, spinal and skull radiography.
Textbooks
Students are supplied with a clinical workbook specific to their UoS
MRTY2092 Radiographic Practice 2.2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr John Robinson Session: Semester 2,Semester 2b Classes: 1x4-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week and directed independent learning. Conducted weeks 6-12 inclusive. Assessment: Class test one 45 minute MCQ test (20%), 15min practical tests (2x10%), 45 minute film quiz (20%), 2 hour exam (40%) Practical field work: 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 a clinical knowledge through the use of clinical scenarios Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
This unit of study integrates knowledge from both basic and applied clinical sciences and focuses on the radiographer and the patient. Professional practice and personal development issues are considered at the same time as designated techniques. 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 axial skeleton and the internal body systems. The unit of study is divided into modules focusing on adults, neonates, infants and the aged and will be delivered using inquiry-based learning. 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.
Textbooks
Bontrager and Lampignano Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Year 3

Semester 1
MRTY3099 Research in Medical Radiation Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour tutorial per fortnight. Corequisites: BACH2140 Assessment: Group assignment 1 (40%), group assignment 2 (40%) and on-line assessment (20%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit introduces the students to the role of research within the medical radiation sciences. Students will be able to select a research topic and develop hypotheses and aims. The development of a research plan is central to the unit, with emphasis on constructing an appropriate methodology for the topic and aims of the project. Skills will be developed in identifying and critical evaluation of current research articles resulting in a literature review appropriate for ethics application and introducing the research topic. Students will complete an application for human ethics approval and work in groups to foster a team approach to research.
MRTY3105 Radiographic Practice 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/fortnight Assumed knowledge: MRTY2092, MRTY2091 Assessment: MCQ class test (25%), group presentation (25%) and end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study integrates knowledge from both basic and applied clinical sciences and focuses on the radiographer and the patient. Professional practice and personal development issues are considered at the same time as designated techniques. In this unit, the student will investigate specialised radiographic techniques and study the roles of additional imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of trauma, injury and disease. Neuro and cardiac imaging imaging, CT, MRI, angiography, image interpretation and mammography will form the basis of lectures and tutorials for this semester. Aspects covered will include patient preparation, contrast media administration, technical considerations, radiographic anatomy and pathology and routine protocols for the specialised modalities discussed.
Textbooks
Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 7th Edition By Kenneth L. Bontrager, MA, RT(R) and John Lampignano, MEd, RT(R) (CT)
MRTY3106 Clinical Education 3DR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Int August,Int February,Int June,Int November Classes: 35hr/week in clinical centres and on-campus briefings Prerequisites: MRTY2092 Assessment: Clinical departmental assessment (25%), written case studies (50%), OSCE (25%) Practical field work: Clinical placement of 6 weeks Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Professional Practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Int August,Int February,Int November
Note: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, satisfactory criminal record check, a NSW Child Protection Prohibited Employment declaration completed, acquisition of a personal radiation monitor, a record of evidence of current immunity status
This unit of study requires students to attend six (6) weeks of clinical practice in the workplace. During this unit, students will practice the radiographic skills basic to anatomical areas such as the renal and GIT systems whilst consolidating their skills in pelvic girdle, spine, skull/face and skeletal radiography. Students are required to reflect upon their professional role and acquire competencies in GIT, renal, skeletal, spinal and skull radiography.
Textbooks
Students are supplied with a clinical workbook specific to their UoS
MRTY3115 Introductory Sonography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr lecture/week, Assumed knowledge: BIOS1155 , BIOS1158 Assessment: 30min MCQ/SAQ class test (15%), 45min mid semester MCQ/SAQ class test (20%), 2hr end semester MCQ/SAQ exam (65%) Practical field work: 2hr practical/tutorial class/fortnight Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: This unit of study assumes the student to be familiar with cross-sectional anatomy images
This unit of study provides an introduction to the physical principles of ultrasound and the clinical applications and practice of diagnostic ultrasound in the context of medical imaging, with a focus on sonography of the abdomen, obstetrics and gynaecology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
Textbooks
No set textbook. Useful references are:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
MRTY3100 Digital Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr/fortnight practicals, eLearning resources. Assumed knowledge: MRTY2082 or MRTY2084 or MRTY2087, MRTY2089 Assessment: Mid semester test (25%), practical assessment (25%), final exam (50%) Practical field work: Practical classes will provide students with experience in image processing Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Medical imaging and radiology will soon be entirely digital. This unit of study aims to develop a practical understanding of imaging theory and digital image processing as they apply to medical imaging.
Textbooks
Recommended: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging in Medicine
MRTY3101 Ethics, Law and Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Lewis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week Assumed knowledge: MRTY1032 Assessment: professional portfolio (50%), 2hr end semester exam (50%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit consolidates and extends students learning of ethical, legal and professional practice in the medical radiation sciences. Theoretical aspects of ethics and law relating to the health sciences will be integrated with applied cases. Students will be required to identify and reflect on professional aspects of MRS practice and be aware of what it takes to work at a high professional standard. Students will become familiar with documents relating to their professional practice such as codes of conduct, registration licensing, and be able to use these documents in their ethical decision making.
Textbooks
Forrester K and Griffiths D, Essentials of Law for Health Professionals (2nd ed), Elsevier Australia, Mosby, Sydney (2003)
MRTY3107 Radiographic Physics 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark McEntee Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/ week, 2-hr combined tutorial - practical/week and self-directed learning Assumed knowledge: MRTY2082 Assessment: Wk 6 exam (30%) SAQ 30 mins, end semester exam (70%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study covers quality assurance, dose control and image quality optimisation for various imaging modalities. These include advanced CT, DSA and MRI. This unit will also look at how image display and observation affect the diagnostic outcome.
Textbooks
Seeram, Computed Tomography (3rd ed), (2009)
MRTY3118 MR Theory Applications

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Warren Reed Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week for 6 weeks, 2-hr group tutorials for 6 weeks Assessment: Group presentation (30 mins) (50%), unit reflection (individual) (10%), progress report (40%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
This unit of study addresses the applications of MRI in the imaging of MSK and CNS diseases on patients. The areas addressed will be image contrast, factors affecting image formation and pulse sequences used from spin echo (SE) to echo planar imaging (EPI).The applications of MRI in medical imaging will be addressed with the effects of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), fat saturation, artefacts and flow effects being discussed. The biological effects and aspects of patient safety will be addressed in the unit of study.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Honours -

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Course BHASSDRAH1000: Honours course; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 to 3

As per pass course

Year 4

Semester 1
BHSC4005 Honours Thesis A

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 26 hrs of seminars, Wk 1-4, 6&7; Taught classes of research methods and statistics, ethics, writing a literature review, and preseatation skills. Students will also engage with their supervisor on a regular basis for Individual academic/research supervision. Tutorial sessions will be provided for the preparation of the literature review. Students will also prepare presentations of research progress. Assessment: 10 min presentation of research topic and progress (20%), systematic or narrative literature review on the topic of the thesis. This may be submitted in a format for a specific journal (Equivalent work can be an ethics applications) 3000 word (80%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 2
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Each student will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In completing the research thesis, the student will work closely with academic staff who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
Textbooks
Discipline will determine texts and readings appropriate to the research content and design
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BHSC4006 Honours Thesis B

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 10 hours of seminars irregularly throughout the semester. Individual academic/research supervision and Discipline specific workshops Prerequisites: BHSC4005 Assessment: A seminar presentation summarizing the entire work (20%), thesis comprising a journal article outlining research project in a format determined by the Discipline or equivalent, method (20%), Draft Journal Article (40%) and thesis Overall (20%) Campus: Cumberland Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1
During this semester the student will work closely with their supervisor to carry out, analyse and synthesise their results.
Each student will submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process
and their thesis.
Textbooks
Discipline will determine texts and readings appropriate to the research content and design
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS