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RAD1051 - Clinical studies 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 2 2007 (Day)


Radiographic examinations of the upper and lower limbs and chest will be conducted on adult patients exhibiting a range of clinical conditions and presentations. The radiographic examinations include hand, fingers, thumb, wrist, forearm, humerus, toes, foot, ankle, calcaneus, tibia and fibula, knee, femur.


At the completion of this unit, students will have a broad understanding of the role of radiography in medical practice and the professional role of radiographers. Through means of appropriate rostering and clinical supervision students are expected to gain clinical experience in the examinations addressed in Radiographic imaging and methods 1 and the professional skills addressed in Professional skills 1. Students are expected to develop competency in the interpretation of radiographic request forms and the selection of exposure techniques pertinent to radiography of the upper and lower limbs and chest; in the identification of the associated radiographic anatomy and pathology; practice the principles of radiation safety and protection for both patients, themselves and staff; engage in effective communication with clinical staff and patients; implement the principles of quality control with respect to film-based imaging; gain experience in departmental routines, and conduct radiographic examinations in a professional and ethical manner.


Four radiographic clinical skills' assessment reports: 50%
Weekly radiography case and log reports: 40%
Self-assessment reports: 5%
The clinical studies' professional portfolio: 5%


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