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Gold Coast

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the scientific principles of diagnostic imaging techniques and laboratory investigationsKnowledge of a discipline
2interpret laboratory investigations, diagnostic imaging and reports in the assessment of lower limb conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate use of diagnostic ultrasound in the assessment of lower limb conditionsKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate appropriate referral for diagnostic imaging in the assessment of lower limb conditionsEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5formulate conclusions regarding a patient’s health through integration of patient history, physical examination, and findings of diagnostic imaging and other assessmentsIntellectual rigour

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the scientific principles of diagnostic imaging techniques and laboratory investigations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. interpret laboratory investigations, diagnostic imaging and reports in the assessment of lower limb conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate use of diagnostic ultrasound in the assessment of lower limb conditions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate appropriate referral for diagnostic imaging in the assessment of lower limb conditions
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. formulate conclusions regarding a patient’s health through integration of patient history, physical examination, and findings of diagnostic imaging and other assessments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

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

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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