Diagnostic Radiography

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Diagnostic Radiography

Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Students must complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) 96 credit points of core units of study as listed in the sequence below
The course:
(a) is full-time only over 4 semesters of study

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
BIOS5092 Bio Sciences for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Peter Knight Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit introduces the fundamentals of Anatomy (structure), Physiology (function) and Pathophysiology (disease processes) of the major systems of the human body. The knowledge and skills acquired will enhance the health science student's ability to engage in case study-based problem-solving and to develop their clinical reasoning skills. The unit also examines the essential principles of infection control in health care practice and the immune system, highlighting the role of the immune system in disease production and prevention, in response to trauma and in neoplasia. Material will be presented in lectures, practical sessions and online. This unit includes laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studied.
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MRSC5001 Professional Practice Radiography 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Punch Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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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.
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MRSC5026 Clinical Studies Radiography 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Said Session: Intensive September,Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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This unit of study is the first of four units in clinical education in which students are placed in the clinical environment within their respective professional fields. The unit will provide introductory clinical awareness, develop interpersonal skills and allow the application of theory to practice. The role of a diagnostic radiographer will be integrated with the professional practice subjects.
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MRSC5045 Medical Radiation Science 1 Radiography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Hanafi Ali Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: MRSC5002 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces the student to ionizing radiation and its interactions with matter. The physical principles of the appropriate use of ionizing radiations in the medical radiation sciences including its radio-biological effects will be covered. The student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of radiation protection and equipment. Cellular biology applicable to the medical radiation sciences will be covered.
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Semester 2 - Core
MRSC5003 Foundations of Health Care Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Amanda Punch Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study introduces students to the ethical, legal and psycho-social issues surrounding the safe delivery of medical radiation sciences in the Australian healthcare system. Modules within the unit are applied to medical radiation sciences and will cover the following: healthcare ethics, legal aspects of practice, risk management and quality assurance, radiation considerations, the Australian healthcare system, social factors and models of health, as well as specific health psychology topics.
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MRSC5005 Professional Practice Radiography 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mrs Susan Miller Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5001 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study will develop the student's knowledge of the professional practice of diagnostic radiography, predominantly of the axial skeleton. The techniques covered will build upon routine procedures that the student will encounter in the workplace. Anatomy, physiology and pathology will be integrated with corresponding imaging techniques of selected body systems. Planar anatomy and imaging will be included as appropriate. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics.
Textbooks
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MRSC5027 Clinical Studies Radiography 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Said Session: Intensive January,Intensive June,Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5026 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive January,Intensive June
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This unit of study is the second of four units in clinical education in which students are placed in the clinical environment. The unit will provide students with the opportunity to expand on clinical awareness learnt in Clinical Studies 1, further develop interpersonal skills and allow the application of more advanced theory to practice. The role of a diagnostic radiographer will be integrated with the professional practice units.
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MRSC5048 Simulated and Interprofessional Learning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Said Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5026 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study aims to further allow students the opportunity to develop their clinical radiography skills in a supportive learning environment. This WIL unit of study will be run on campus involving the use of simulated learning and the opportunity for inter­professional learning experiences. Students will be able to access the on campus simulation clinic and NetRadCT facilities. Students will undertake activities to assist in the further development of more complex patient communication, teamwork and professionalism skills. Beginning CT skills will also be introduced in this unit of study.
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Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
MRSC5013 Professional Practice Radiography 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Warren Reed Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5005 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study will continue to develop the student's knowledge in the professional practice of diagnostic radiography. The techniques covered will introduce more specialised procedures that the student will encounter in the workplace. Anatomy, physiology and pathology will be integrated with corresponding imaging techniques of selected body systems such as the GIT and CNS. Dedicated planar anatomy and imaging will be included for selected body systems. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics, such as trauma imaging
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MRSC5028 Clinical Studies Radiography 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Said Session: Intensive January,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5027 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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This unit of study is the third of four units in clinical education in which students are placed in the clinical environment. This unit will consolidate the student's competence in routine radiographic procedures and allow a broadening of knowledge and experience in more specialised procedures and modalities. The development of lifelong learning and professional skills are encouraged.
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MRSC5038 Medical Radiation Science 2 Radiography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Steven Meikle Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5045 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study is the second of three units which cover the physical principles of the appropriate use of ionizing radiation and quality management in diagnostic radiography. It builds on the foundations in radiation physics established in Medical Radiation Science 1 and introduces the key topics of digital image processing, digital radiographic imaging systems, computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It also forms the basis for a more detailed study of 3D tomographic multi-modality imaging systems and methods which are expanded upon in Medical Radiation Science Radiography 3.
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MRSC5049 Advanced Clinical Reasoning in MRS

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yobelli Jimenez Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5001 and MRSC5005 Assumed knowledge: MRSC5027 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study consists of four areas: advanced evidence-based practice, advanced clinical reasoning, reflective practice and the skills (both written and oral) that underpin the effective communication of science. There will be lectures covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of research along with tutorials where students will have the opportunity to present their clinical reasoning both in written and oral format and receive feedback.
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Semester 2 - Core
MRSC5014 Professional Practice Radiography 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Warren Reed Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5013 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This is the final unit of study that will complete the student's learning in the professional practice of diagnostic radiography. Angiography (conventional, CTA, MRA), stroke and cardiac imaging and interventional techniques will be covered along with operating theatre radiography, accident and emergency radiography, paediatric radiography and imaging of the elderly. The techniques covered will include routine procedures that the student will encounter in the clinical setting with particular focus on advanced techniques. Students will critically explore variations in techniques found in the clinical setting using a problem solving approach. Students will critically evaluate current practice from an evidence-based perspective. Students will be expected to supplement and broaden their learning by independent research on relevant topics.
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MRSC5029 Clinical Studies Radiography 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Susan Said Session: Intensive April,Intensive January,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: MRSC5028 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
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This is the final unit of study in clinical education in which students are placed in the clinical environment. This unit provides the student with additional exposure and practice of more complex procedures. At the completion of this unit of study students should be competent in the knowledge and skills required for graduate practitioner entry into the diagnostic radiography profession.
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MRSC5039 Medical Radiation Science 3 Radiography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr William Rae Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5038 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study is the final of three medical radiation science units. It consolidates and extends the students knowledge of foundational radiation physics into more specialized topics related to the practice of diagnostic radiography PET, Radiation Therapy, MRI and multi-modality imaging.
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MRSC5050 Advanced Practice in MRS

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jillian Clarke Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: MRSC5049 Corequisites: MRSC5039 Prohibitions: MRSC5044 Assumed knowledge: MRSC5027 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study provides an opportunity to critically explore specific advanced MRS practices including diagnostic ultrasound and image interpretation. It concludes the course with a capstone experience where students will build upon previous units of study to consolidate and demonstrate the professional competencies, learning abilities and the graduate qualities of the university. The focus will be on consolidating specialized knowledge and skills for research­led professional practice, and curating evidence of this through a capstone portfolio of achievements.
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