Medical Imaging Science

Students intending to undertake any of these programs full-time will need to consult with the Course Director for detailed information about unit availability.

Master of Medical Imaging Science

Master of Medical Imaging Science

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 18 credit points of core units of study
(b) a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study as listed in the Medical Imaging Science Electives table.
(i) a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from Health Sciences electives. Or with the permission of the Course Director a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from outside those listed in the Medical Imaging Science Elective Table or Health Sciences electives tables.
(c) at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study in the final semester of study
(d) up to two specialisations may be taken
(i) a specialisation requires the completion of 24 credit points from the units listed below
The course:
(a) full-time over a minimum 3 semesters study
(b) part-time over a minimum 6 semesters study

Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 18 credit points of core units of study;
(b) a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study as listed in the Medical Imaging Science Electives table
(i) a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from Health Sciences electives. Or with the permission of the Course Director a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from outside those listed in the Medical Imaging Science Elective Table or Health Sciences electives tables.
(c) up to two specialisations may be taken
(i) a specialisation requires the completion of 24 credit points
The course:
(a) full-time over a minimum 2 semesters study
(b) part-time over a minimum 4 semesters study

Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of core units of study
(b) a minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study as listed in the Medical Imaging Science Electives table
(c) a maximum of 6 credit points of research elective units of study from the Table
The course:
(a) full-time over a minimum 1 semester study
(b) part-time over a minimum 2 semesters study

Specialisations

(a) Completion of a specialisation is not a requirement of the course
(b) Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master have the option of completing up to two specialisations
(c) specialisation requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed for that specialisation.
The available specialisations are:
(i) Breast Imaging
(ii) Computed Tomography
(iii) Hybrid Imaging
(iv) Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(v) Radiographic Image Interpretation
(vi) Research Studies

Core units

Master and Graduate Diploma
MRTY5131 Current Concepts in Medical Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Participation in online peer discussions (10%), two online quizzes (25% each), and a 1,500 word literature review (40%). Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study investigates new methods or technologies applied to medical imaging to enhance diagnostic accuracy. The content is guided by current literature and the research of MRS staff. The materials covered provide insights into novel methods in medical imaging that are not available in other units of study. This unit of study seeks to generate a discussion on the applicability of these new methods and technologies to clinical practice.
MRTY5132 Medical Image Perception

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ernest Ekpo Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Online quiz (20%), online discussion activity (20%), literature review 2,500 wd (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit investigates the interaction of the human reader with a medical image. It will start with an examination of the human visual system, including its characteristics and limitations. This will be followed by in-depth studies of the perceptual and cognitive factors that affect the reading of medical images including reader experience, task instructions, and satisfaction of search (as well as other heuristics and biases). The overall aim of this unit is to ensure that students obtain an understanding of the intricacies of image interpretation, and to highlight the components of the process that are technology-independent.
Textbooks
The Handbook of Medical Image Perception and Techniques, E Samei, EA Krupinski (Editors). Cambridge University Press 2014
MRTY5133 Medical Image Optimisation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ernest Ekpo Session: Semester 2 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Online quiz (20%), online discussion (20%), 1 x essay, 2500 words (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
This UoS will investigate issues pertaining to the optimisation of medical imaging, aiming to ensure that imaging is best suited to answer the diagnostic questions posed. It will include discussion of the choice of imaging modalities, 2D and 3D radiographic imaging systems, as well as optimisation of display processing technologies and of display systems. In addition, issues pertaining to the relationship between dose and image quality will also be discussed. The aim of this UoS is to provide students with a clear understanding of how optimisation can affect diagnostic outcomes.
Graduate Certificate
MRTY5131 Current Concepts in Medical Imaging

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Participation in online peer discussions (10%), two online quizzes (25% each), and a 1,500 word literature review (40%). Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study investigates new methods or technologies applied to medical imaging to enhance diagnostic accuracy. The content is guided by current literature and the research of MRS staff. The materials covered provide insights into novel methods in medical imaging that are not available in other units of study. This unit of study seeks to generate a discussion on the applicability of these new methods and technologies to clinical practice.

Specialisations

Breast imaging
MRTY5106 Breast Imaging A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: Online discussion activities (15%), case study (30%), reflective portfolio (55%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit will provide an integration of mammography theory and practice and includes: the context of breast cancer and breast screening; fundamentals of mammography, both digital and film/screen; radiation physics; positioning techniques; and radiographer -patient interaction. An overview of emerging technologies in breast cancer detection is also provided.
Textbooks
Heywang-Köbrunner, S. H., Schreer, I., and Barte, S. (2014). Diagnostic breast imaging: mammography, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and interventional procedures (Third ed.). Stuttgart; New York: Thieme.
MRTY5140 Breast Imaging B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 2 Classes: Distance Education Prerequisites: MRTY5106 Assessment: Portfolio (50%) and assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
This unit of study examines novel methods and technologies for breast cancer detection and breast disease evaluation, e.g. tomosynthesis, phase contrast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and molecular imaging. Factors affecting the diagnostic accuracy of readers will also be investigated such as image quality and breast density. Students will also be introduced to advanced practice in image interpretation and continuous reader assessment programs such as BREAST and PERFORMS.
BETH5209 Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Wendy Lipworth, Dr Narcyz Ghinea Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online. Assumed knowledge: A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission. Assessment: Online work (15%) 1 x minor essay (35%) 1 x major essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Medicines save lives but they can be costly and can have serious adverse effects. Value-laden decisions are continuously being made at individual, institutional, national and international levels regarding the medicines we need, want and can afford. In this unit of study, we will explore and critique global and national policies and processes related to medicines, examining how research and development agendas are set; how medicines are assessed and evaluated; and how new technologies are translated into practice. We will also explore broader trends such as globalisation, commercialisation and changing consumer expectations. By the end of the course, students will understand the forces shaping the development, regulation, funding and uptake of medicines both nationally and internationally, and the political, ethical, legal and economic issues that are at stake. This course is designed to appeal to a wide range of students from ethics, law, public health, health care, policy, communications, economics, business, politics, administration, and biomedical science.
Textbooks
Readings will be provided
and one of the following:
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.
Computed Tomography
MRTY5134 Computed Tomography Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Rae Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Online quizzes (28%), lab reports (32%), online exam (40%) Practical field work: Online practical sessions using remote access CT system. Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will provide a theoretical understanding of the science of computed tomography (CT). It will cover the basic physics of radiation attenuation, data acquisition, image reconstruction methods, and image display and recording. It will also include an overview of relevant post processing operations. Quality Assurance (QA) of CT scanners will be explored. Finally, CT radiation dose considerations, such as the measurement of Computed Tomography Dose Index (CTDI), the Dose Length Product (DLP), and the Effective Dose (ED), will be reviewed. The factors affecting dose will also be covered, along with approaches to reduce patient doses in the clinical setting.
Textbooks
Seeram, E. Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Quality Control. Fourth edition (Elsevier, 2016).
MRTY5040 Computed Tomography A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Suzanne Hill Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5134 Assessment: Online discussions and tasks (30%); Online presentation (30%); Weekly Quizzes (40%) Practical field work: Access to a CT scanner is expected Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week.
This unit of study examines the clinical application of computed tomography. It covers routine examinations of the head, body, spine and extremities. The adaptation of protocols for paediatric patients is also explored, as well as the principles and clinical applications of CT angiography. Patient preparation, and oral and IV contrast safety and administration will be examined and related to current best practice.
Textbooks
A Learning Management System (LMS) supports teaching in this unit. Lectures, reading materials, announcement and updates will be posted on the LMS site. You should go to the site at least twice a week.
MRTY5041 Computed Tomography B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Suzanne Hill Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5134 Assessment: Online submission (35%); online discussion and tasks (35%); Online Presentation (30%) Practical field work: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week. Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week.
This unit of study looks at advanced CT concepts and imaging procedures. This includes applications that provide functional information or require more complex post processing. Cardiac angiography, virtual endoscopy, brain perfusion, portable, and interventional CT will be explored. The unit also examines the latest CT methodologies including volume imaging, dual source and muliti-energy CT, and the use of CT in other modalities such as molecular imaging and therapy planning. The physical principles, clinical application, and appropriate utilisation of these CT procedures will be explored.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for this subject. Learning material relevant to the weekly topics will be provided on the LMS site
and one of the following:
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.
Hybrid Imaging
MRTY5135 Hybrid Imaging A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: Online quizzes (10%), online discussion activity (30%), 2500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unt is offered every even year.
This unit of study will investigate the equipment, tomographic reconstruction, image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and computed tomography (CT) morphological hybrid systems, e.g., SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Techniques used to improve image quality, quantification of radiopharmaceutical biodistribution and the reduction of radiation dose to the patient will also be included. Best practice utilisation for typical clinical presentations will be explored. Students will be introduced to imaging procedures and protocols for a range of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Future trends in the application of hybrid medical imaging will be investigated through a review of the current literature.
MRTY5141 Hybrid Imaging B

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1 Classes: online Assessment: online quizzes (10%), online discussion activity (30%), 2500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is offered every odd year
This unit of study will investigate the equipment, tomographic reconstruction, image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) morphological hybrid systems, e.g., PET/MRI. Techniques used to improve image quality, quantification of radiopharmaceutical bio-distribution and the reduction of radiation dose to the patient will also be included. Best practice utilisation for typical clinical presentations will be explored. Students will be introduced to imaging procedures and protocols for a range of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Future trends in the application of hybrid medical imaging will be investigated through a review of the current literature.
and one of the following:
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.
and at least one of the following:
MRTY5090 Multiplanar Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online. No on-campus attendance required. Assessment: 3 x online quizzes (10%), (35%) and (55%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
Detailed multiplanar anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and vascular and pulmonary systems of the thorax is presented in this unit. While this unit is targeted at professionals working with CT and/or MRI, it could also be directly relevant to professionals working with hybrib SPECT or PET and those using CT or MR images in radiation therapy planning. A basic knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is assumed.
MRTY5091 Multiplanar Anatomy B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit. Assessment: Two online quizzes (worth 50% each) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Detailed anatomy of the brain is presented in this unit. The regions studied are the brain stem, cranial nerves and nuclei, cerebellum, diencephalon, cerebral hemisphere and cortex, basal ganglia, limbic system, ventricular system and the blood supply. The practical component involves interpretation of soft copy MR images. The advantage of specific planes with respect to the demonstration of specific pathologies will be discussed. This unit is targeted at professionals primarily working with MRI, but NM or RT professionals intensively utilizing CT as an anatomic imaging tool would also benefit from this unit. A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit. The delivery will be in distance education mode and will utilise a range of media.
MRTY5051 Magnetic Resonance Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online. No on-campus attendance required Assumed knowledge: High school level maths and physics. Assessment: Quiz (21%), 2000 word report (40%), Online discussion (39%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Assignments include practical exercises via online access to a benchtop MRI imaging system (Internet access required)
This unit addresses the principles of magnetic resonance imaging including the theory and measurement of magnetic resonance phenomena. Basic principles of MRI are covered including free induction decay, relaxation processes, signal averaging, formation of spin echoes and gradient echoes, imaging in two dimensions, and manipulation of image contrast.
Textbooks
McRobbie, Moore and Graves, MRI from Picture to Proton, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press (2006). Online content "Introductory NMR and MRI" available from http://www.youtube.com/user/magritek.
MRTY5134 Computed Tomography Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Rae Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Online quizzes (28%), lab reports (32%), online exam (40%) Practical field work: Online practical sessions using remote access CT system. Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will provide a theoretical understanding of the science of computed tomography (CT). It will cover the basic physics of radiation attenuation, data acquisition, image reconstruction methods, and image display and recording. It will also include an overview of relevant post processing operations. Quality Assurance (QA) of CT scanners will be explored. Finally, CT radiation dose considerations, such as the measurement of Computed Tomography Dose Index (CTDI), the Dose Length Product (DLP), and the Effective Dose (ED), will be reviewed. The factors affecting dose will also be covered, along with approaches to reduce patient doses in the clinical setting.
Textbooks
Seeram, E. Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Quality Control. Fourth edition (Elsevier, 2016).
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRTY5051 Magnetic Resonance Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online. No on-campus attendance required Assumed knowledge: High school level maths and physics. Assessment: Quiz (21%), 2000 word report (40%), Online discussion (39%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Assignments include practical exercises via online access to a benchtop MRI imaging system (Internet access required)
This unit addresses the principles of magnetic resonance imaging including the theory and measurement of magnetic resonance phenomena. Basic principles of MRI are covered including free induction decay, relaxation processes, signal averaging, formation of spin echoes and gradient echoes, imaging in two dimensions, and manipulation of image contrast.
Textbooks
McRobbie, Moore and Graves, MRI from Picture to Proton, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press (2006). Online content "Introductory NMR and MRI" available from http://www.youtube.com/user/magritek.
MRTY5052 Magnetic Resonance A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5051 Assessment: 1 x 1hr online quiz (30%); 1 x 2000wd essay (20%); 1 x 1.5hr online exam (40%) Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Access to an MRI is expected Mode of delivery: Online
Note: It is expected that students will be current medical imaging practitioners working in the field of MRI at least 2 days per week.
This unit of study explores the application of standard magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequences, protocols, and techniques used in clinical musculoskeletal imaging. These techniques include variations of spin echo, gradient echo, and inversion recovery. MRI hardware, RF coils, spatial image encoding, fat suppression techniques, and common image artifacts is reviewed. MR safety aspects from the perspective of both staff and patients are discussed. Learning is be supported by websites and video resources together with clinical and peer-reviewed research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications required for different MSK patient presentations.
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2017). MRI From Picture to Proton (3rd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
MRTY5053 Magnetic Resonance B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online - no on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: MRTY5052 Assessment: 1 x 1hr online quiz (30%); 1 x 2000 wd essay (20%), 1 x 1.5 hr online exam (40%), Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Students should be working in the field of MRI and operating a scanner. Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: It is expected that students will be current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of MRI, at least 2 days per week.
This UoS covers the application of both standard magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR angiography sequences, protocols, and techniques used in CNS imaging for a range of clinical applications, e.g., stroke, tumour, epilepsy, inflammation, and neurodegenerative conditions. The application of more advanced techniques used in CNS imaging, including perfusion, diffusion, fMRI, and proton spectroscopy, is explored with particular reference to the different image acquisition techniques. Learning is supported by websites and video resources together with clinical and peer-reviewed research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2007). MRI From Picture to Proton (2nd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
MRTY5138 Magnetic Resonance C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 2 Classes: online, no on-campus attendance required Prerequisites: MRTY5053 Assessment: 1 x 1hr quiz (30%), 1 x 2000 word essay (20%), 1 x 1.5hr online examination (40%), Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Students should be working in the field of MRI and operating a scanner Mode of delivery: Online
Note: It is expected the students will be current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of MRI, at least 2 days per week.
This unit of study covers the technical aspects, anatomy, and clinical indications for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the body, including cardiac, breast, liver, foetus, prostate female pelvis etc. MR protocols and techniques including sequence types will be explored with a view to gaining an understanding of how to deal with voluntary and involuntary patient motion issues faced in body imaging. An overview of newer technologies including MR/PET and lung imaging is provided. Topical areas in MR imaging are discussed, including issues such as scanning of patients with medical devices implants. Learning is supported by websites and video resources together with peer-reviewed clinical and research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications required for different patient presentations.
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2017). MRI From Picture to Proton (3rd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
In addition to the requirements of the sepecialisation, in their final semester students enrol in the following which is the Capstone unit of study;
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.
Radiographic Image Interpretation
MRTY5098 Radiographic Image Interpretation A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 1 Classes: no classes - Distance education Assessment: 4 x 500 word image evaluation and diagnosis descriptions (40%), Image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit of study provides the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify fractures, dislocations, pathology and normal variants of the appendicular skeleton. An overview of general anatomy and biomechanics provides a foundation to the basic principles of image interpretation, and a systematic approach to assessing images that aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system. Students will also participate in discussion about the current state of image reporting for radiographers in Australia and worldwide.
MRTY5099 Radiographic Image Interpretation B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Stephen Littlefair Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance education Assumed knowledge: MRTY5098 Assessment: 2500-wd image evaluation and diagnosis (40%), Image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image Interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
This unit will provide the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify pathology of the axial skeleton and abdomen. The unit aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system.
MRTY5100 Radiographic Image Interpretation C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Littlefair Session: Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of radiological anatomy and radiographic positioning Assessment: 2500-wd image evaluation and diagnosis (40%), image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image Interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit will provide the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify the more common pathologies of the adult chest. The unit aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system.
and one of the following:
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.
Research Studies
BACH5068 Statistics for Clinical Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rob Heard Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Off-campus Assessment: 4xwritten assignments, descriptive statistics (10%), inferential statistics 1 (25%), inferential statistics 2 (25%), regression and non-parametrics statistics (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students must have access to a PC to load and use the statistics packages SAS or SPSS
This unit introduces students to basic statistical principles relevant to the manipulation and analysis of clinical data. Students will be exposed to concepts of sampling, distributions of scores, summaries of data, and treatment of categorical and quantitative data. This last topic will include chi square analysis, calculation of confidence intervals, tests for differences in the locations of samples (including t-tests and tests for non-normally distributed data), correlation and regression, sample size estimation and an introduction to survival analysis. It is expected that at the conclusion of the unit students will be able to: appraise published statistical analyses; perform simple statistical tests by hand and with the assistance of a computer package SAS or SPSS; and present statistical data.
Textbooks
Various recommended texts on introductory statistics
BACH5255 Qualitative Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin McNab Session: Semester 2 Classes: online delivery (no attendance). Assessment: 1x2000wd essay based on contributions to discussion board about research methodology (40%) and 1x4,000wd essay draft research proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit focuses on qualitative research methodologies, including the disciplinary traditions that contribute to qualitative methodologies and the construction of knowledge using qualitative methods. The implications of methodology for research design will be examined, as will approaches to data collection and analysis. Activities to build skills in research design, data collection and data analysis will be included. Students will work on a research project of their choice throughout the semester.
and select 12 credit points from the following:
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5044 Directed Studies B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: MRTY5043 Assessment: Negotiated assessment (100%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study would typically be completed by those enrolled in the Master of Medical Imaging Science completing the Research Specialisation.
The unit allows the student to tailor the content to suit his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator. Upon preliminary approval, a supervisor will be appointed and a study plan and assessments will be agreed upon to achieve the desired educational outcomes. The unit of study may comprise, for instance; a literature review covering the development and applications of a new technology; the development of a research plan and ethics application; it may involve specific workplace experience and analysis; or it may comprise a combination of these elements.
MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.

Capstone unit

MRTY5139 Medical Imaging Science Capstone

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Roger Fulton Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: 60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science, including MRTY5132 and MRTY5133 Assessment: 1500 wd Research Proposal (30%), 15min Recorded Presentation (10%), Completed Ethics Application (40%), Participation in tutorials and on-line peer discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To be completed in the last semester of studies in the Master of Medical Imaging Science
The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.

Electives for Medical Imaging Science

MRTY5041 Computed Tomography B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Suzanne Hill Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5134 Assessment: Online submission (35%); online discussion and tasks (35%); Online Presentation (30%) Practical field work: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week. Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week.
This unit of study looks at advanced CT concepts and imaging procedures. This includes applications that provide functional information or require more complex post processing. Cardiac angiography, virtual endoscopy, brain perfusion, portable, and interventional CT will be explored. The unit also examines the latest CT methodologies including volume imaging, dual source and muliti-energy CT, and the use of CT in other modalities such as molecular imaging and therapy planning. The physical principles, clinical application, and appropriate utilisation of these CT procedures will be explored.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for this subject. Learning material relevant to the weekly topics will be provided on the LMS site
MRTY5043 Directed Studies A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assessment: protocol, 2000 wd, (40%); poster, size A0, (40%); 15-min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This UoS should be completed in the last semester of the specialisation so as to draw upon the knowledge obtained.
The unit allows the student, in collaboration with the University supervisor and the student`s employer, to tailor the content to suit the his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator.
MRTY5051 Magnetic Resonance Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Roger Bourne Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online. No on-campus attendance required Assumed knowledge: High school level maths and physics. Assessment: Quiz (21%), 2000 word report (40%), Online discussion (39%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Assignments include practical exercises via online access to a benchtop MRI imaging system (Internet access required)
This unit addresses the principles of magnetic resonance imaging including the theory and measurement of magnetic resonance phenomena. Basic principles of MRI are covered including free induction decay, relaxation processes, signal averaging, formation of spin echoes and gradient echoes, imaging in two dimensions, and manipulation of image contrast.
Textbooks
McRobbie, Moore and Graves, MRI from Picture to Proton, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press (2006). Online content "Introductory NMR and MRI" available from http://www.youtube.com/user/magritek.
MRTY5053 Magnetic Resonance B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online - no on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: MRTY5052 Assessment: 1 x 1hr online quiz (30%); 1 x 2000 wd essay (20%), 1 x 1.5 hr online exam (40%), Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Students should be working in the field of MRI and operating a scanner. Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: It is expected that students will be current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of MRI, at least 2 days per week.
This UoS covers the application of both standard magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR angiography sequences, protocols, and techniques used in CNS imaging for a range of clinical applications, e.g., stroke, tumour, epilepsy, inflammation, and neurodegenerative conditions. The application of more advanced techniques used in CNS imaging, including perfusion, diffusion, fMRI, and proton spectroscopy, is explored with particular reference to the different image acquisition techniques. Learning is supported by websites and video resources together with clinical and peer-reviewed research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2007). MRI From Picture to Proton (2nd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
MRTY5098 Radiographic Image Interpretation A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 1 Classes: no classes - Distance education Assessment: 4 x 500 word image evaluation and diagnosis descriptions (40%), Image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit of study provides the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify fractures, dislocations, pathology and normal variants of the appendicular skeleton. An overview of general anatomy and biomechanics provides a foundation to the basic principles of image interpretation, and a systematic approach to assessing images that aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system. Students will also participate in discussion about the current state of image reporting for radiographers in Australia and worldwide.
MRTY5099 Radiographic Image Interpretation B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Stephen Littlefair Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance education Assumed knowledge: MRTY5098 Assessment: 2500-wd image evaluation and diagnosis (40%), Image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image Interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
This unit will provide the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify pathology of the axial skeleton and abdomen. The unit aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system.
MRTY5106 Breast Imaging A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: Online discussion activities (15%), case study (30%), reflective portfolio (55%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit will provide an integration of mammography theory and practice and includes: the context of breast cancer and breast screening; fundamentals of mammography, both digital and film/screen; radiation physics; positioning techniques; and radiographer -patient interaction. An overview of emerging technologies in breast cancer detection is also provided.
Textbooks
Heywang-Köbrunner, S. H., Schreer, I., and Barte, S. (2014). Diagnostic breast imaging: mammography, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and interventional procedures (Third ed.). Stuttgart; New York: Thieme.
MRTY5134 Computed Tomography Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Rae Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education Assessment: Online quizzes (28%), lab reports (32%), online exam (40%) Practical field work: Online practical sessions using remote access CT system. Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will provide a theoretical understanding of the science of computed tomography (CT). It will cover the basic physics of radiation attenuation, data acquisition, image reconstruction methods, and image display and recording. It will also include an overview of relevant post processing operations. Quality Assurance (QA) of CT scanners will be explored. Finally, CT radiation dose considerations, such as the measurement of Computed Tomography Dose Index (CTDI), the Dose Length Product (DLP), and the Effective Dose (ED), will be reviewed. The factors affecting dose will also be covered, along with approaches to reduce patient doses in the clinical setting.
Textbooks
Seeram, E. Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Quality Control. Fourth edition (Elsevier, 2016).
MRTY5135 Hybrid Imaging A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: Online quizzes (10%), online discussion activity (30%), 2500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unt is offered every even year.
This unit of study will investigate the equipment, tomographic reconstruction, image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and computed tomography (CT) morphological hybrid systems, e.g., SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Techniques used to improve image quality, quantification of radiopharmaceutical biodistribution and the reduction of radiation dose to the patient will also be included. Best practice utilisation for typical clinical presentations will be explored. Students will be introduced to imaging procedures and protocols for a range of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Future trends in the application of hybrid medical imaging will be investigated through a review of the current literature.
MRTY5141 Hybrid Imaging B

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1 Classes: online Assessment: online quizzes (10%), online discussion activity (30%), 2500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is offered every odd year
This unit of study will investigate the equipment, tomographic reconstruction, image display and analysis used in current clinical molecular and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) morphological hybrid systems, e.g., PET/MRI. Techniques used to improve image quality, quantification of radiopharmaceutical bio-distribution and the reduction of radiation dose to the patient will also be included. Best practice utilisation for typical clinical presentations will be explored. Students will be introduced to imaging procedures and protocols for a range of equipment and radiopharmaceuticals. Future trends in the application of hybrid medical imaging will be investigated through a review of the current literature.
MRTY5040 Computed Tomography A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Suzanne Hill Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5134 Assessment: Online discussions and tasks (30%); Online presentation (30%); Weekly Quizzes (40%) Practical field work: Access to a CT scanner is expected Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: The learning and assessment exercises in this unit assume students are current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of CT at least two days per week.
This unit of study examines the clinical application of computed tomography. It covers routine examinations of the head, body, spine and extremities. The adaptation of protocols for paediatric patients is also explored, as well as the principles and clinical applications of CT angiography. Patient preparation, and oral and IV contrast safety and administration will be examined and related to current best practice.
Textbooks
A Learning Management System (LMS) supports teaching in this unit. Lectures, reading materials, announcement and updates will be posted on the LMS site. You should go to the site at least twice a week.
MRTY5052 Magnetic Resonance A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: MRTY5051 Assessment: 1 x 1hr online quiz (30%); 1 x 2000wd essay (20%); 1 x 1.5hr online exam (40%) Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Access to an MRI is expected Mode of delivery: Online
Note: It is expected that students will be current medical imaging practitioners working in the field of MRI at least 2 days per week.
This unit of study explores the application of standard magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequences, protocols, and techniques used in clinical musculoskeletal imaging. These techniques include variations of spin echo, gradient echo, and inversion recovery. MRI hardware, RF coils, spatial image encoding, fat suppression techniques, and common image artifacts is reviewed. MR safety aspects from the perspective of both staff and patients are discussed. Learning is be supported by websites and video resources together with clinical and peer-reviewed research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications required for different MSK patient presentations.
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2017). MRI From Picture to Proton (3rd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
MRTY5090 Multiplanar Anatomy A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online. No on-campus attendance required. Assessment: 3 x online quizzes (10%), (35%) and (55%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
Detailed multiplanar anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and vascular and pulmonary systems of the thorax is presented in this unit. While this unit is targeted at professionals working with CT and/or MRI, it could also be directly relevant to professionals working with hybrib SPECT or PET and those using CT or MR images in radiation therapy planning. A basic knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is assumed.
MRTY5091 Multiplanar Anatomy B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit. Assessment: Two online quizzes (worth 50% each) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Detailed anatomy of the brain is presented in this unit. The regions studied are the brain stem, cranial nerves and nuclei, cerebellum, diencephalon, cerebral hemisphere and cortex, basal ganglia, limbic system, ventricular system and the blood supply. The practical component involves interpretation of soft copy MR images. The advantage of specific planes with respect to the demonstration of specific pathologies will be discussed. This unit is targeted at professionals primarily working with MRI, but NM or RT professionals intensively utilizing CT as an anatomic imaging tool would also benefit from this unit. A good knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy is essential for this unit. The delivery will be in distance education mode and will utilise a range of media.
MRTY5100 Radiographic Image Interpretation C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Littlefair Session: Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of radiological anatomy and radiographic positioning Assessment: 2500-wd image evaluation and diagnosis (40%), image interpretation quiz (60%) Practical field work: Image Interpretation (online) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit will provide the student with image interpretation skills and knowledge of the radiological and clinical indicators which are utilised to identify the more common pathologies of the adult chest. The unit aims at enabling the practitioner to achieve a level of competency above the "red dot" system.
MRTY5138 Magnetic Resonance C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Sheryl Foster Session: Semester 2 Classes: online, no on-campus attendance required Prerequisites: MRTY5053 Assessment: 1 x 1hr quiz (30%), 1 x 2000 word essay (20%), 1 x 1.5hr online examination (40%), Tutorial and discussion contributions (10%) Practical field work: Students should be working in the field of MRI and operating a scanner Mode of delivery: Online
Note: It is expected the students will be current Medical Radiation Practitioners working in the field of MRI, at least 2 days per week.
This unit of study covers the technical aspects, anatomy, and clinical indications for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the body, including cardiac, breast, liver, foetus, prostate female pelvis etc. MR protocols and techniques including sequence types will be explored with a view to gaining an understanding of how to deal with voluntary and involuntary patient motion issues faced in body imaging. An overview of newer technologies including MR/PET and lung imaging is provided. Topical areas in MR imaging are discussed, including issues such as scanning of patients with medical devices implants. Learning is supported by websites and video resources together with peer-reviewed clinical and research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications required for different patient presentations.
Textbooks
McRobbie, D., Moore, E., Graves, M. and Prince, M. (2017). MRI From Picture to Proton (3rd ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
MRTY5140 Breast Imaging B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 2 Classes: Distance Education Prerequisites: MRTY5106 Assessment: Portfolio (50%) and assignment (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit is offered every even year.
This unit of study examines novel methods and technologies for breast cancer detection and breast disease evaluation, e.g. tomosynthesis, phase contrast imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and molecular imaging. Factors affecting the diagnostic accuracy of readers will also be investigated such as image quality and breast density. Students will also be introduced to advanced practice in image interpretation and continuous reader assessment programs such as BREAST and PERFORMS.
MRTY5044 Directed Studies B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Kench Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Distance education Prerequisites: MRTY5043 Assessment: Negotiated assessment (100%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study would typically be completed by those enrolled in the Master of Medical Imaging Science completing the Research Specialisation.
The unit allows the student to tailor the content to suit his/her learning needs . For example, new technology or procedures may be introduced into the workplace, necessitating changes in the knowledge, skills and attributes of the student. The student must initially present a proposal to the unit of study (UoS) coordinator. Upon preliminary approval, a supervisor will be appointed and a study plan and assessments will be agreed upon to achieve the desired educational outcomes. The unit of study may comprise, for instance; a literature review covering the development and applications of a new technology; the development of a research plan and ethics application; it may involve specific workplace experience and analysis; or it may comprise a combination of these elements.
BACH5255 Qualitative Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin McNab Session: Semester 2 Classes: online delivery (no attendance). Assessment: 1x2000wd essay based on contributions to discussion board about research methodology (40%) and 1x4,000wd essay draft research proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit focuses on qualitative research methodologies, including the disciplinary traditions that contribute to qualitative methodologies and the construction of knowledge using qualitative methods. The implications of methodology for research design will be examined, as will approaches to data collection and analysis. Activities to build skills in research design, data collection and data analysis will be included. Students will work on a research project of their choice throughout the semester.
BACH5068 Statistics for Clinical Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rob Heard Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Off-campus Assessment: 4xwritten assignments, descriptive statistics (10%), inferential statistics 1 (25%), inferential statistics 2 (25%), regression and non-parametrics statistics (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students must have access to a PC to load and use the statistics packages SAS or SPSS
This unit introduces students to basic statistical principles relevant to the manipulation and analysis of clinical data. Students will be exposed to concepts of sampling, distributions of scores, summaries of data, and treatment of categorical and quantitative data. This last topic will include chi square analysis, calculation of confidence intervals, tests for differences in the locations of samples (including t-tests and tests for non-normally distributed data), correlation and regression, sample size estimation and an introduction to survival analysis. It is expected that at the conclusion of the unit students will be able to: appraise published statistical analyses; perform simple statistical tests by hand and with the assistance of a computer package SAS or SPSS; and present statistical data.
Textbooks
Various recommended texts on introductory statistics