RAD2072 - Radiographic professional skills 3
4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader(s): Mr Jonathan McConnell
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Patient assessment and patient management. Patients with special needs - geriatrics and paediatrics and accident and emergency. Patients with a communicable disease and the intubated patient. Patient care for contrast examinations of the gastrointestinal, urinary, hepatobiliary and cardiovascular systems. Catheterisation and its application in contrast examinations of the gastrointestinal, urinary, hepatobiliary and cardiovascular systems. The concept of surgical asepsis. Infection control in contrast imaging examinations. Medications and their administration. Introduction to principles and practice of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine. Research methods and evidence based practice.
At the successful completion of this unit, students should have acquired:
- an understanding of the professional challenges posed by patients with special needs;
- knowledge concerning the provision of effective and safe care to patients with special needs and those undergoing contrast imaging examinations of the gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary and cardiovascular systems;
- an understanding of medications and their administration, the control of infection, the administration of oxygen and barium, the maintenance of surgical asepsis and recognition of vital signs;
- an understanding of catheterisation and its application in contrast examinations of the gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary and cardiovascular systems;
- an appreciation of the role played by radiation therapists and nuclear medicine technologists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease;
- an understanding of research methods and their application to health science research; and
- an appreciation of the evidence based practice and its application to radiographic practice.
One written examination (1 hours): 40%
One multi-disciplinary case study: 30%
One evidence based assignment: 30%
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging.