Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Introduces students to the use and interpretation of diagnostic imaging and laboratory modalities in the assessment of clients. Students will learn through case based studies.

Unit content

  • Scientific principles and safety of diagnostic imaging modalities
    • Plain film radiography
    • Computed tomography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Diagnostic ultrasound
    • Scintigraphy
    • Other techniques
  • Radiographic views and anatomy
  • Systematic interpretation of diagnostic imaging for lower limb conditions
  • Referral for diagnostic imaging
  • Laboratory and hospital investigations
  • Integration of diagnostic imaging and laboratory investigations in the assessment of a patient

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hrs (12 wks)
Case study20%
Case study30%
Exam: practical50%

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