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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

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

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Caroline Wright


This unit build upon the foundations established in MMR4012. This unit will provide structured training to facilitate the development of discipline specific clinical skills in relation to medical radiations service delivery. It will facilitate direct student involvement in clinical practice in relation to the stream specific units studies. At the conclusion of this unit students will be able to assume the role of a beginning Medical Radiations Practitioner.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate level of professional skills in the delivery of medical radiation services
  2. Critically evaluate and reflect on their work;
  3. Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team;
  4. Demonstrate the characteristics of a beginning reflective practitioner;
  5. Display appropriate communication strategies with patients and staff;
  6. Modify patient interactions in light cultural and religious differences;
  7. Employ departmental protocols for patient identification, preparation and positioning
  8. Implement administrative work practices, including the management of resources
  9. Apply radiation safety, infection control and OH&S principles to practice


Clinical workbook comprising 12 case reports, 30 examination entries and two professional development investigations (1000 words each)(60%)
4 Clinical Skills Assessments (level of advanced beginning practitioner)(40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Caroline Wright

Off-campus attendance requirements

Placement for 5 continuous weeks in a clinical Radiotherapy Department, Nuclear Medicine or Medical Imaging Department (4 weeks academic credit, 1 week professional credit).


MMR4000, MMR4010 and either RTS4021, NMS4021 or MIS4021


MMR4012 AND MMR4020