units

RAD2061

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  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

Written exam (3 hours) (40%)
2 x Mid-semester tests (1 hour each) (25%)
Group assignment (15%)
Multi-station recognition exam (1 hour) (20%)

Hurdle: All elements of assessments must be passed to pass the unit.

Workload requirements

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.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Level 1 of BRadMedImag course.

Co-requisites