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MMR4010

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

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

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Elizabeth Parkinson

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to

  1. Describe the pathological basis of clinical presentations for medical radiation
services
  1. Discuss the aetiology of disease from an informed perspective;
  2. Apply the principles of surface anatomy in the delivery of medical radiation
Services
  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.

Assessment

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%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Elizabeth Parkinson

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites

MMR4000 and either RTS4021, NMS4021 or MIS4021.