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RAD1092 - Radiographic professional skills 2

2 points, SCA Band 2, 0.042 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: A/Prof Marilyn Baird


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Psychosocial aspects of radiographic practice, including behaviour and health; vulnerability and capability; learning and memory; stress and coping; stress management; human development and health; equity in health care. Practice skills for clinical placement, including ethics and law for practice; and communication skills. Knowledge management, including information and imaging; information management; research in imaging; research methods; being informed consumers of research; scientific writing; accessing library materials.


On completion of this unit, students will have an understanding of:

  1. psychosocial factors which effect human behaviour;
  2. professional standards;
  3. professional ethics; and
  4. communication theory.
They will be able to:
  1. obtain and record information from individuals;
  2. communicate clearly in the clinical setting, and reflect on their own communications and those of others;
  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 knowledge gained from research; 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): 65%
Written assignment: 25%
Two clinical assignments: 10%


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