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RAD1102 - Clinical studies 2

8 points, SCA Band 2, 0.167 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Baird


Clayton Term 4 2007 (Day)


Radiographic examinations of the chest, pharynx, larynx and trachea, shoulder joint, scapula and clavicle, pelvis and hip joint, the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbo-sacral spine and the bony thorax conducted on adult patients exhibiting a range of clinical conditions and presentations.


Through means of appropriate rostering and clinical supervision students are expected to gain clinical experience in the examinations addressed in Radiographic imaging and methods and the professional skills addressed in Radiographic professional skills 1. Students are expected to develop the competency in the interpretation of radiographic request forms and the selection of exposure techniques pertinent to radiography of the respiratory system, shoulder and pelvic girdles, the vertebral column and the bony thorax, 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 relevant to film-based imaging; and conduct radiographic examinations in a professional and ethical manner.


Four radiographic clinical skills' assessment reports: 50%
Weekly radiography case and log reports: 30%
Self-assessment reports: 10%
The clinical studies' professional portfolio: 10%


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