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MMR4010 - Professional practice 1

4 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.0833333 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Ms Elizabeth Parkinson


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)


This unit will introduce the student to the current scientific theories of the biological basis of disease, injury and anatomical principles applicable to medical radiations. The unit will also present the theories of health psychology, behaviour and their relationship to illness and well-being.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to

  1. Describe the pathological basis of clinical presentations for medical radiation
  1. Discuss the aetiology of disease from an informed perspective;
  2. Apply the principles of surface anatomy in the delivery of medical radiation
  1. Recognise anatomic structures in multiple planes on medical images
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories of health psychology and health
behaviour and their application in the delivery of medical radiation services.


Written examination (120 mins)(50%)
Image recognition exam (20%)
One case based learning exercise comprising a clinical action plan (1500 words)
and an accompanying comparative report (1500 words)(30%)


Admission into the Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy) or the Master of
Medical Radiations (Nuclear Medicine) or the Master of Medical Radiations (Medical


MMR4000 and either RTS4021, NMS4021 or MIS4021.

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