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


Element one addresses advanced scientific and technical concepts associated with either medical ultrasound, advanced Multislice CT, , paediatric imaging or professional education and leadership. Element two considers the moral and ethical issues surrounding research, sources of information, quantitative and qualitative research methods and current trends in research in medical imaging. The unit develops skills in the critical analysis of the literature associated with the aspect of medical imaging that students have selected as their selected topic. Students will learn how to critically review, analyse and interpret research data. They will learn how to communicate effectively using written and oral communication.


  1. Critically review the scientific research process in light of an understanding of the moral, ethical and legal responsibilities;
  2. Critically differentiate between a qualitative and quantitative research design and justify their application within clinical medical imaging;
  3. Demonstrate the capacity to search the scientific literature to obtain related information, and critically review and communicate this literature;
  4. Describe and explain the philosophical and scientific concepts associated with the medical imaging topic chosen for in-depth study;
  5. Critically review the range of advanced procedural and or practical approaches which can be utilised in the clinical setting within the medical imaging topic chosen for in-depth study;
  6. Describe relevant professional and occupational health and safety standards which are associated with the medical imaging topic chosen for in-depth study;
  7. Analyse current and future trends associated with the medical imaging topic chosen for in-depth study.


1 x 5000 word literature review: 35%
1 x 3 hr exam: 30%
1 x 1 hr open book research methods critique exam: 10%
2 x 1500 word stream-specific assignment: 20 %
1 x 10min oral presentation: 5%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 x 1 hour Lectures; 2 x 2 hour face to face tutorials with the designated literature review supervisor; 6 x 2 hours engagement with on line coursework materials; 2 x 2 hour self directed writing periods. The student is expected to undertake one hour of self-directed study for each contact hour.


Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the BRadMedImag