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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mark Strudwick


This unit covers advanced medical radiations physics and instrumentation concepts including future forms; digital image processing and advanced image and data optimisation; instrument performance and quality assurance.


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

  1. Describe the structure, performance characteristics and future forms of medical radiations instrumentation
  2. Assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of different medical radiations systems
  3. Critically discuss the principles of digital image processing and image reconstruction, including advanced concepts
  4. Demonstrate problem solving skills in relation to digital image processing and describe how images may be optimised and corrupted
  5. Discuss the application of PACS and other information technology systems used in medical radiations
  6. Define and implement quality assurance measures in clinical practice


Written examination (three hours)(70%)
Two assignments (1500 words each)(30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Caroline Wright


MMR4001, MMR4002, MMR4003, MMR4011


MMR4004, MMR4006