RAD4000 - Radiography and medical imaging work experience - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Mrs Imelda Williams


Ms Ruth Druva

Quota applies

Enrolment in Second semester to First semester (Day) offering is only available to international students with permission of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Full year (extended) 2018 (On-campus)


Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the BradMedImag.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging must complete the placement in order to satisfy the professional requirements that a period of supervised practice be completed prior to graduation and application for registration issued by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency as a radiography student across the domains of practice and be able to assume an independent role as a radiographer and modelling professionalism within the role.
  2. Synergise image appearances and health assessments using appropriate terminology and critically evaluate medical images with reference to the clinical presentation;
  3. Implement multislice CT imaging methods and protocols and related interventional procedures (CT and DSA) including dose reduction strategies in a problem-solving capacity across a diverse range of clinical settings and patients;
  4. Conduct pre-scanning screening of MRI patients and provide clear instructions of the procedure prior to performing MRI scans to the beginner stage of professional development, whilst being cognisant of safety issues including the use of contrast agents;
  5. Critically reflect upon advanced radiographic practice and identify on-going professional development needs especially in relation to CT and MRI scanning, and advanced radiographic patient management.


  • General Radiography Portfolio (50%)
  • Professional Fitness to Practice Portfolio (40%)
  • Work based performance appraisal at weeks 12 and 24 (10%)
  • Advanced Clinical Workbook (Hurdle: PASS/ FAIL)
  • Hurdle: Must pass all elements of assessment to pass the unit

Workload requirements

Please note: The teaching dates for this unit vary from the standard teaching datesstandard teaching dates (http://www.monash.edu/enrolments/dates/census) for this teaching period.

Unit discontinuation and penalty dates for these units are different to other units taught in the same teaching period.

Please refer to the information available on the Faculty's non-standard teaching datesFaculty's non-standard teaching dates (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/enrolments/non-standard-dates.html) page to avoid academic and financial penaltiesacademic and financial penalties (http://www.monash.edu/enrolments/processes/change/add-or-discontinue-units#penalties).

See also Unit timetable information

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