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MRP4011

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

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

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jonathan McConnell

Synopsis

Patient management issues, the creation and application of clinically oriented CT protocols and post processing methods utilised in the delivery of single slice helical/multislice CT of the body. Dose minimisation strategies for adult and paediatric patients. Pharmacological and physiological principles related to the use of contrast media during CT. CT cross sectional anatomy. Patient care and interprofessional communication in CT.

Objectives

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

  1. Describe and implement approaches to the management of patients, including infection control, undergoing CT examinations;
  2. Describe and implement standard single slice helical and multislice CT imaging protocols for the head and neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities;
  3. Modify standard single slice helical and multislice CT imaging protocols for the head and neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities in light of the clinical rationale for the examination;
  4. Explain the underlying principles of multi-planar image reformation in single slice helical and multislice CT;
  5. Communicate to patients and other members of the health care team the correct use of various forms of oral contrast used in CT;
  6. Explain the risks and benefits of IV iodinated non ionic contrast media during CT;
  7. Describe the pharmacological structure and the physiological processes of IV non ionic contrast media;
  8. Identify at risk patients prior to the use of IV non ionic contrast media especially in diabetes;
  9. Provide professional support in the event of a reaction to IV non ionic contrast media;
  10. Differentiate between the contribution made by single slice helical and multislice CT to the overall radiation dose within the human population;
  11. Implement imaging strategies designed to minimise the dose delivered to adults and paediatrics during single slice helical and multislice CT examinations;
  12. Recognise the key anatomical structures in CT images of the head and neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities;
  13. Demonstrate problem-solving and teamwork skills in relation to the utilisation of CT in the clinical setting;
  14. Demonstrate information and technological literacy skills, written communication skills and the capacity to apply critical thought and analysis to workplace CT issues.

Assessment

Completion of a clinical workbook 75%
Two case based image analysis and recognition tests 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Prerequisites

MRP4002, MRP4003