Graduate Diploma in Advanced Radiographic Practice
Course code: 3858 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipAdvRadPractic ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 4 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Clayton - P/T only)
This course, offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, is designed to provide radiographers with the academic framework for the development of a range of advanced supervisory, problem-solving and leadership skills in relation to specific technologies. The course is offered in two streams: computed tomography (CT) or general radiography.
A graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Radiographic Practice will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following: the principles underpinning digital imaging in diagnostic medicine and single slice helical and multi-slice computed tomography (CT), including dose reduction strategies; key anatomical structures on images and relationships in three dimensions; traumatic and pathological change that drives image acquisition and interpretation; the risks and benefits of contrast media use; and the characteristics of critical and reflective practitioners; as well as to demonstrate the capacity to apply logical and critical thought to the analysis and resolution of workplace challenges and issues; justify a role for the radiographer in terms of patient clinical history documentation, incorporating age related differences and cultural and ethnic variations relevant to the patient's health history; apply an analytical approach to the exercise of clinical judgement and decision making in the context of the delivery of radiographic services that is evidence-based; implement and monitor quality assurance programs; perform and document a systematic health assessment using health assessments tools and techniques; the capacity to apply research findings to practice; and to consider how Australian radiography standards may differ from those in other countries.
Computed tomography (CT) stream
General radiography stream
Students in this stream may select one elective to study in semester two from the following list of Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences postgraduate units:
* Cross-institutional study in BIOL5004 Sectional anatomy at the University of South Australia will be taken as an equivalent for this unit
Assessment includes written examinations, practical skills examinations and theoretical essays and clinical workbook.
School of Biomedical Sciences office: telephone +61 3 9905 8635; email email@example.com or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/postgrad/
Mr Jonathan McConnell