Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michal Schneider-Kolsky


Supervised participation in a research project in medical imaging. An in depth consideration of the moral and ethical issues surrounding research, sources of information, quantitative and qualitative research methods and current trends in research in medical imaging. Skills in how to construct a research proposal and critically analyse the literature associated with the aspect of medical imaging students have selected as their research topic will be achieved. The critical review, analysis and interpretation of research data will be achieved. The creation of a research report and written and oral communication skills will be undertaken.


On completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Present a comprehensive and critical description of the scientific research process;
  2. Critically differentiate between a qualitative research design and a quantitative experimental design and justify their application within clinical medical imaging;
  3. Create a research proposal based on a selected topic within medical imaging and which reflects a critical awareness of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities of scientific investigation;
  4. Demonstrate the capacity to search the scientific literature to obtain related information and collate and critically review this literature;
  5. Collect and analyse data related to the research project;
  6. Synthesise the findings of the collection and analysis phase of the project through the development of a written piece of scientific writing;
  7. Communicate the findings of the research project.


1 x 5000 word literature review: 15%
1 x 1500 word research proposal: 10%
1 x 10 000 word final report: 55%
1 x 20min oral presentation: 10%
1 x poster: 10%
1. Research diary
2. All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit

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A blended learning approach comprising a combination of online, face-to-face and self-directed learning.


Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the BRadMedImag.