RAD1031 - Radiologic biology 1 - 2019

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


Dr Wendy MacLeod

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Entry to the BRadMedImag.


RAD1021; RAD1061.


Students will learn the principles of human biology and genetics, and the chemical, cellular and tissue organization of the human body. In addition, they will develop an understanding of the gross anatomical structure of the appendicular skeleton together with their radiographic appearances.


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

  1. Connect how the biochemistry of molecules are integral in cellular functions
  2. Describe the physiological processes of cells, in particular membrane transport and genetic inheritance and group cells into 4 tissue types
  3. Relate anatomical terminology and osteology to the appendicular skeleton
  4. Discuss the soft tissues and bony structures that comprise the upper limb and how these structures enable the upper limb to function
  5. Discuss the soft tissues and bony structures that comprise the lower limb and how these structures enable the lower limb to function
  6. Recognise and describe the radiographic appearances of the upper and lower limbs and apply this knowledge to radiographic positioning for the upper and lower limbs


  • Laboratory portfolio requiring team work activities (25%)
  • Image Recognition test (1 hour) (15%)
  • Mid-semester Exam (1 hour) (15%)
  • Written exam (2 hours) (45%)

Hurdle Requirement

  • A pass in all elements of assessment is required. Students must obtain at least 50 % of the available marks for each element of assessment to pass the unit.
  • 80% minimum attendance at practical and tutorial sessions


  • Participation in anatomy practical
  • All elements of assessment must be passed to pass the unit.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study