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RAD1031

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy MacLeod

Synopsis

Students will learn the principles of human biology and genetics, and the chemical, cellular and tissue organization of the human body. In addition, they will develop an understanding of the gross anatomical structure of the appendicular skeleton together with their radiographic appearances.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students shouldl be able to:

  1. Describe the life processes which distinguish living forms from non-living things and the structure and properties of molecules associated with the life processes;
  2. Define the structure and physiological processes of the typical human cell, the mechanisms which control growth and differentiation and cellular transport;
  3. List the structure and functional relationships of the four principal types of body tissues;
  4. Describe the bony and soft tissue elements and joints which comprise the pelvic girdle and lower limb, the associated process of ossification and their radiographic appearances;
  5. Name the bony and soft tissue elements and joints which comprise the shoulder girdle and upper limb, the associated process of ossification and their radiographic appearances;
  6. Recognise the relationship between the musculature and distribution of fat in the superficial tissues
  7. Apply knowledge of the surface body contours to radiographic positioning for the upper and lower limbs;
  8. Recall anatomical position and regional names, anatomical directional terms, body sections planes and sections of the body.

Assessment

Written end-of-semester exam (3 hours) (60%)
Mid-semester exam (1 hour) (20%)
Osteology test (30 mins) (10%)
Image recognition exam (30 mins) (10%)

Hurdle:
Participation in anatomy practical
All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Entry to the BRadMedImag.

Co-requisites