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RAD4030 - Selective studies in medical imaging

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Karen Siu and Michal Schneider-Kolsky


Clayton Second semester (extended) 2007 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A to Semester one 2007 (Day)


Research in radiography and medical imaging: moral and ethical issues, sources of information, scientific methodology, quantitative and qualitative research in radiography and medical imaging; current trends in research, constructing a research proposal, literature review, analysis and interpretation of research data; feedback and appraisal, effective communication: written and oral reporting, critical evaluation of data and research publications, supervised participation in a research project leading to the creation of a minor thesis.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain different methods of knowledge acquisition and synthesis and the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation;
  2. describe basic research concepts and methodology
  3. compare a range of different research designs utilising qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection;
  4. understand the role and current range of research conducted in the Medical Radiation Sciences;
  5. use of a personal computer for data management, statistical analysis and scientific communication;
  6. develop a research proposal based on a selected topic
  7. critically review the literature related to the research topic;
  8. construct a minor thesis; and
  9. communicate research findings to peers and professional colleagues.


Methodology assignment and statistics exercise: 15%
Literature review: 15%
Thesis: 50%
Seminar: 10%
Poster: 10%


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