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 BUASSDRA-01: Pass course; full-time, 3 years

Year 3 (last offered 2015)

Semester 1
MRTY3099 Research in Medical Radiation Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week. Corequisites: BACH2140 Assessment: Individual assignment (40%), group assignment (50%) and on-line assessment (10%) 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 learn how to access, interpret and critically assess published research. Skills in these areas will be developed by written critique of a published research article, and writing a literature review on a selected research topic. Students will also learn about the principles of ethical human research and apply them in the preparation of an application for human research ethics approval. Some work is undertaken in groups to foster a team approach to research
MRTY3100 Digital Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 1 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 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
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: In-class test (25%), group presentation (25%) and end semester exam (50%) 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. Neurological, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and cardiac imaging, incorporating the use of CT, MRI and angiography, as well as 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
Bontrager, K. L., & Lampignano, J. (2010) Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy (7th ed.). St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby/Elsevier
MRTY3115 Introductory Sonography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr practical/tutorial/fortnight Assumed knowledge: BIOS1155 , BIOS1158 Assessment: 30min in-class test (15%), 45min mid semester class test (20%), 2hr end semester exam (65%) Practical field work: 2hr practical/tutorial class/fortnight 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 image formation, the clinical applications and the role of diagnostic ultrasound examinations in the context of medical imaging, with a focus on sonography of the abdomen, obstetrics and gynaecology, the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system.
Textbooks
No set textbook. Useful references are:
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
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 (40%), 2hr end semester exam (60%) 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.
MRTY3106 Clinical Education 3DR

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Natalie Charlton Session: Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive June,Intensive November Classes: 35hr/week x 6-weeks in clinical centres, on-campus briefings/debriefings Prerequisites: MRTY2092 Assessment: Clinical departmental assessment (50%), written case study (50%), Practical field work: Clinical placement of 6 weeks Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, satisfactory criminal record check, a NSW Child Protection Prohibited Employment declaration , acquisition of a personal radiation monitor, and a record of evidence of current immunity status is required prior to the commencement of clinical placement
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
MRTY3107 Radiographic Physics 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr John Robinson / Mr Mohammad Rawashdeh 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%) 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: 1x2hr lecture/week for 13 weeks, 1x4hr tutorial/week for 3 weeks Assessment: Progress report (20%) Group presentation (15 mins) (35%), End semester exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study addresses the applications of MRI in the imaging of MSK and CNS examinations and diseases. The areas addressed include the relevant anatomy, pathology, sequences, artifacts, clinical questions and suitable alternative imaging modalities. This unit enables the student to build upon and develop the skills they have acquired during their previous semesters to be able to effectively and confidently produce presentations for in house, seminar and conference purposes that may be required during your supervised practice year and beyond.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Honours -

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Course BHASSDRAH-01: 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: 12-hrs seminars/tutorials per week, Wk 1-13. Supervisory meetings: normally 1-hr/week (variable) Assessment: Research design assessments 2000wd (or equivalent) (20%); Research proposal 3000wds (30%); Literature review 4000wds (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit constitutes 40% of the final Honours grade.
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, normally 2 co-supervisors, 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.

Students will attend classes on research methods and statistics, ethics, writing a literature review, and presentation skills. Additionally students should expect to engage with their supervisor(s) on a regular basis for iIndividual academic/research supervision.
Textbooks
A list of required and recommended textbooks will be available at the beginning of semester.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BHSC4006 Honours Thesis B

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Seminars and tutorials: 24-hrs, irregularly throughout the semester. Supervisory meetings: normally 1-hr/week (varies) Prerequisites: BHSC4005 Assessment: Journal manuscript and detailed methods chapter (minimum 3000 words) (80%); Oral presentation (20 mins) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit constitutes 60% of the final Honours mark.
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, normally 2 co-supervisors, 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. 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 comprised of their literature review, their research proposal, their journal manuscript and associated methods chapter, their final oral slides and their response to the questions. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
Textbooks
A list of recommended or required texts will be provided at the beginning of semester
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS