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MRP4013

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

This unit will cover common types of injuries, treatment options and complications. Basic radiologic principles for evaluation of musculoskeletal plain radiographic images. Review of radiographic patterns and appearances of a range of conditions. Communication methods for dealing with both the patient and the broader health care team. Patient care in acute clinical situations.

Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the postulated causative mechanisms underpinning common traumatic injuries, including sports injuries, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles;
  2. Explain the clinical presentation of the patient presenting with acute traumatic disorders of the limbs and girdles;
  3. Appreciate how common traumatic, including sports injuries, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles might be treated and the role played by plain radiographic imaging in the radiographic evaluation of complications;
  4. Deliver high quality radiographic patient care to patients presenting with common traumatic, including sports injuries, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles;
  5. Describe the fundamental radiologic principles underpinning the analysis of plain radiographic images of the musculoskeletal system;
  6. Apply the anatomic-radiologic correlation strategy (ABCs) to radiographic images demonstrating acute conditions affecting the limbs and girdles;
  7. Describe the radiographic patterns and appearances of normal bone growth, common traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles;
  8. Recognise the radiographic patterns and appearances of normal bone growth, common paediatric abnormalities, common traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles;
  9. Justify the use of alternative medical imaging methods in the demonstration of a range of common traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles;
  10. Demonstrate the characteristics of critical and reflective practitioners operating within a dynamic socio-political and economically driven health care environment;
  11. Communicate a radiographic opinion in relation to the radiographic representation of a range of common traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the limbs and girdles upon request from a member of the health care team;
  12. Demonstrate information and technological literacy skills, written communication skills and the capacity to apply critical thought and analysis to radiographic interpretation and clinical decision making issues.

Assessment

Three cased based image analysis and recognition tests to be conducted via WebCT 30%
One 1500 wd assignment 15%
Completion of an Advanced Practical Clinical Workbook 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Prerequisites

MRP4001;MRP4003; MRP4010 and MRP4012