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MIS5000 - Medical imaging science 2

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Mr Jonathan McConnell


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)


MIS5000 is the second of three units of the Graduate entry Master of Medical Radiations (Radiography) dealing specifically with radiographic imaging (including computed tomography - CT) rationale and methods. The unit builds on MIS4021 to further extend the students understanding, critique and application of contrast media based radiographic procedures. Mobile and photofluorographic radiographic systems and examinations dealing with specific client needs will also be evaluated. Finally an introduction to the concepts of computed tomographic imaging will be delivered.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate and communicate a broad and critical conceptual and practical understanding of:

  1. the physical and technological characteristics of mobile radiography systems, computed radiographic, photofluoroscopic and body section imaging systems;
  2. the quality control procedures associated with mobile radiography and photofluoroscopic imaging systems and the clinical applications of geometric magnification;
  3. the role of the various components of the CT scanner at an introductory level;
  4. how basic radiographic positioning methods and techniques are modified for the paediatric and elderly patient, mobile examinations and accident and emergency situations;
  5. the evaluation of radiographic methods for the plain film localisation of inhaled, ingested or inserted foreign bodies;
  6. the radiographic protocols and positioning methods for contrast examinations of the viscera of the thoracic and abdominal cavities;
  7. the application of radiographic criteria using a problem - solving approach to evaluate the resultant examination for its diagnostic usefulness;
  8. the implementation of problem solving strategies for the remediation of sub-optimal images;
  9. the radiographic procedure across a wide client base including the elderly, paediatrics, traumatised, mobile and accident and emergency radiographs.


There are three forms of assessment for this unit:
1. Three clinical action plans of approximately 1000 words, and accompanying comparative reports of approximately 1000 words (30%) (Objectives 1-3)
2. One 120 minute end of semester written examination (50%) (Objectives 1-3)
3. One 45 minute image analysis examination (20%) (Objectives 1-3)


MMR4000, MMR4010, MIS4021, MMR4020, MMR4012, MMR4022, MMR4023, MMR4024, MMR4025



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