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RAD1082

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr Wendy MacLeod

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students will develop a sound understanding of the principles of pathology, and specifically that of the respiratory and osteoskeletal systems, along with their radiographic appearances. Students will also develop a sound understanding of the structural and functional relationships of the vertebral column and the bony thorax. They will be introduced to the nervous system and the innervation of muscles together with relevant radiographic anatomy.

Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the basic principles of pathology in respect to cell response to stress, inflammation, infection, neoplasia, environmental & nutritional influences and multifocal patterns;
  2. Apply knowledge of pathology to specific respiratory diseases and identify normal and abnormal imaging of the respiratory system;
  3. Apply knowledge of pathology to specific musculoskeletal diseases and identify normal and abnormal imaging of the musculoskeletal system;
  4. Describe basic principles of embryology and apply this knowledge to examples of congenital pathology;
  5. Describe the anatomy of the thorax and vertebral column and apply this knowledge to identifying these bones on radiographic images;
  6. Describe the physiology of respiration and the nervous system.

Assessment

Mid-semester exam (15%)
Essay (1,500 words) (15%)
Image recognition exam (1 hour) (20%)
Written exam (3 hours) (50%)

Hurdle: All elements of assessments must be passed to pass the unit.

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