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MRTY5139: Medical Imaging Science Capstone

2024 unit information

The aim of this unit of study is for students to develop research skills for creating evidence for best practice within the discipline of Medical Imaging Science (MIS). The capstone is also an opportunity to apply the learning from core and elective UoS within the Master of Medical Imaging Science to propose and design a research project to address a problem faced in everyday clinical practice. The selected area of investigation will ordinarily be within the student's area of specialisation in the MIS course. The topic should arouse intellectual curiosity and be achievable within the timeframe of one semester. Developed research skills will include demonstrating the capacity to identify a question based on published evidence, proposing appropriate research methodology to investigate the problem, and recognizing ethical issues. Students will work independently to develop a literature review and an ethics application incorporating a proposal for a qualitative or quantitative research investigation. If the capstone is completed as part of an MIS research specialisation then the output will be a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal based on experimental work performed as part of previous MIS electives.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Clinical Imaging

Code MRTY5139
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
60cp from the Master of Medical Imaging Science including (MRTY5131 and MRTY5133)
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Identify a problem in medical imaging science practice where there may be opportunity for evidence-based practice improvement. The problem should be related to the student’s area of specialisation in the MIS course.
  • LO2. Articulate a case for practice improvement in a specific application of medical imaging based on a critical analysis of published research.
  • LO3. Propose an implementation strategy based on an understanding of implementation science principles, methods, and published research.
  • LO4. Based on the investigations above, identify and articulate gaps in research and implementation science that require future development to advance healthcare practice.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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