This unit of study introduces the student to the professional practice of diagnostic radiography of the chest and upper and lower limbs. The techniques covered will include routine procedures that the student will encounter in the clinical setting. Radiographic anatomy and pathology will be integrated with the corresponding radiographic techniques. This unit will apply evidenced based theory to practice and integrate applied sciences with imaging techniques. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning experience by pre-reading class material and undertaking independent research on relevant topics.
2-hr in-class lecture, 2-hr in-lab practical, 1-hr image interpretation tutorial/week.
Pre-clinical practical test (30%), Image interpretation test (20%), final exam (50%)
Bontrager, K. L., and Lampignano, J. (2013). Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy (8th ed.). St Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences.
Pre-reading of material in advance of attendance is mandatory.