Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Caroline Wright and Mr Paul Lombardo


This clinical placement unit of 10 weeks will allow students to begin developing both their technical and professional skills within the field of Medical Radiation Science. This unit will also provide students with the opportunity to practice infection control, occupational health and safety, radiation safety; communication and administrative skills. Students will demonstrate the characteristics of a beginning reflective practitioner.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of anatomy and pathophysiology in the clinical environment;
  2. Use human communication theories when dealing with patients and staff;
  3. Employ clinical departmental protocols for patient identification, preparation and positioning;
  4. Apply the principles of radiation safety to practice;
  5. Apply the principles of infection control and occupational health and safety to practice;
  6. Operate within a multi-disciplinary team;
  7. Demonstrate the characteristics of a beginning reflective practitioner;
  8. Modify patient interactions in light cultural and religious differences;
  9. Implement administrative work practices, including the management of resources.


Four case reports: (50%)
- Communication case report (500 words)
- Empathy case report (500 words)
- Treatment case report (1,000 words)
- Planning case report (1,000 words)
Clinical Skills Assessment (10%)
Written Assignment (2000 words)(40%)

Hurdle requirements:
All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit; and
Successful completion of Professional Practice Portfolio.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

10 weeks clinical placement