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MRTY5040: Computed Tomography A

This unit of study examines the clinical application of computed tomography. It covers routine examinations of the head, body, spine and extremities. The adaptation of protocols for paediatric patients is also explored, as well as the principles and clinical applications of CT angiography. Patient preparation, and oral and IV contrast safety and administration will be examined and related to current best practice.

Code MRTY5040
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply knowledge of computed tomography theory and practice to revise routine and contrast-based examinations of the head, face, neck, and chest in unique clinical contexts.
  • LO2. Critically appraise local standards and best practice protocols to identify weaknesses, limitations, and opportunities for improvements.
  • LO3. Evaluate research literature to assess knowledge gaps and propose potential practice improvement.
  • LO4. Creatively utilise resources in order to reflect upon and communicate computed tomography concepts and practice with professional peers, patients, and the public, using appropriate tools, and strategies.
  • LO5. Engage (actively, ethically, and respectfully) across and between cultures and groups encountered in computed tomography practice.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.