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MRP5011

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

Orthopaedic radiography, mechanisms, clinical presentation, classificatory systems and common disorders of the spine, skull and face. Common acute disorders affecting the chest and abdomen. Radiographic interpretation of plain radiographic imaging of the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen in the acute clinical setting. Methods for the communication of a radiographic opinion to the broader health care team. Inter-professional and patient communication.

Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the objectives of a variety of orthopaedic management strategies including the objectives of fixation, methods of fixation and devices;
  2. Implement high quality evidence based orthopaedic radiography;
  3. Describe the postulated causative mechanisms underpinning common traumatic, including sports injuries, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the spine, skull and face;
  4. Describe the postulated causative mechanisms underpinning a range of common acute disorders affecting the chest and abdomen that are amenable to evaluation by plain radiographic imaging;
  5. Explain the clinical presentation of the patient presenting with a range of acute disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  6. Deliver high quality radiographic patient care to patients presenting with a range of acute disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  7. Describe the fundamental radiologic principles underpinning the analysis of plain radiographic images of the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  8. Apply the anatomic-radiologic correlation strategy (ABCs) to plain radiographic images demonstrating acute conditions affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  9. Describe the radiographic patterns and appearances of normal bone growth, common traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  10. Recognise the radiographic patterns and appearances of a range of acute disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  11. Justify the use of alternative medical imaging methods in the demonstration of a range of traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen;
  12. Demonstrate the characteristics of critical and reflective practitioners operating within a dynamic socio-political and economically driven health care environment;
  13. Communicate a radiographic opinion in relation to the radiographic representation of a range of traumatic, iatrogenic and arthritic disorders affecting the spine, skull and face, chest and abdomen upon request from a member of the health care team;
  14. 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 multiple choice and short answer tests (25%)
Three cased based image analysis and recognition tests (30%)
One 1,500 word assignment (15%)
Completion of an Advanced Practice Clinical Workbook (30%).

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MRP4001; MRP4003; MRP4010; MRP4012 and MRP4013.