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MRP4012

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 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

The unit aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of diseases and conditions and the opportunity to develop interviewing and history taking skills in the context of radiographic and medical imaging practice. The unit will build upon practitioner's existing knowledge of human disease processes and their associated clinical presentation. The unit will also provide an opportunity for practitioners to explore health problems observed in radiographic practice using a case-based approach and to perform radiographic assessments of patients presenting for general radiographic examinations.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic cellular pathophysiological concepts and processes including fluids and electrolytes, acids and bases, acute and chronic inflammation, tissue repair and immunity;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological basis of cancer;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the pathology of infectious diseases;
  4. Describe the basic physiological properites, aetiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the lung and upper respiratory tract;
  5. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the kidney and its collecting system;
  6. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract; the liver, biliary tract, pancreas and endocrine system;
  7. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the genital tract and breast;
  8. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the musculo-skeletal system.
  9. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the nervous system.
  10. Describe the basic physiological properties, aietiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of a range of common diseases affecting the cardiac system and blood vessels.
  11. Identify the major disordered anatomical features used in the diagnosis of injury to the musculo-skeletal system.
  12. Apply an understanding of pathophysiology and health assessment to clinical problems observed in specialty practice.
  13. Apply an enhanced knowledge and understanding of pathophysiological concepts to the conduct of a radiographic patient history and health assessment.
  14. Demonstrate written communication skills, information and technological literacy in relation to clinical pathophysiology and its relevance to radiographic practice.

Assessment

Multiple choice and short answer tests x 6 (60%), Case study report - 2,500 (20%), Radiographic health assessment (20%).

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Prerequisites

MRP4001 or MRP4002, MRP4003 and either MRP4010 or MRP4011