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RAD2061

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

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

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Yvonne Hodgson

Synopsis

This unit provides a basic understanding of the human body, its structure and the function of its organs in health and disease. The unit covers the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, renal system, haematopoietic system, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system and reproduction. The unit incorporates the anatomy, physiology, pathology and radiographic imagining techniques related to each system. An introduction to the pharmacological principles underlying drug action, drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion and the adverse reactions to contrast media complements the body systems.

Objectives

  1. identify the surface landmarks associated with the organs comprising the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems;
  2. identify common diseases and disorders associated with the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems;
  3. list common congenital diseases associated with the embryonal development of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems;
  4. describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems and the significance for medical imaging examinations;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicology;
  6. explain the general principles, risks, classification, structure and properties of radiographic contrast media;
  7. describe the prevention, treatment and support for contrast media reactions; and the characteristics of other drugs used in the clinical setting, general and local anaesthesia and their implications for patient care during diagnostic imaging examinations.
  8. identify and describe the radiographic representation of the structure and function of the organs comprising cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems;
  9. identify and describe the radiographic appearances of common disorders affecting the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, hepato-biliary, endocrine and reproductive systems;
  10. identify and describe the angiographic representation of the common disorders affecting the cardiovascular system.

Assessment

One 3 hour written examination (40%)
3 one hour Mid-semester tests (25%)
One 3000 word assignment (15%)
One 60 minute multi - station recognition examination (20%)
Students must pass all assessment components in order to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Marilyn Baird

Contact hours

The unit will run from week 6-week 12 of semester. There will be 24 hours of contact time per week during week 6-12.

Prerequisites

RAD1031, RAD1082