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RAD1041 - Radiographic professional skills 1

2 points, SCA Band 2, 0.042 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Ken Jones


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The psychosocial context of radiographic practice, including concepts of profession and professional ethics; legal obligations; concepts of health and illness and reactions to illness; biological basis of behaviour and its relationship to clinical practice; perception; cultural and social issues in practice. Practice skills for clinical placement, including maintaining a safe environment (radiation safety, infection control, first aid and safe patient movement); recognising ethical issues and behaving professionally, and communications.


On completion of the unit, students will have a basic understanding of:

  1. psychosocial factors which affect human behaviour;
  2. professional standards and professional ethics;
  3. communication theory; and
  4. how to maintain a safe working environment including radiation safety and infection control.
They will be able to:
  1. obtain and record information from individuals;
  2. use appropriate observations and interviewing skills;
  3. provide patients with appropriate levels of care;
  4. think critically about social, ethical and professional issues;
  5. integrate information obtained by observation in clinical settings with basic science knowledge and theory; and
  6. recognise the variety of social, cultural and ethical perspectives that may legitimately be taken on health and health care issues.


Written examination (2 hours): 75%
Communication skills: 10%
Two clinical exercises: 15%
2 hurdle requirements (First Aid certificate and attendance at communication skills tutorials)


Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging.