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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the scientific principles of diagnostic imaging techniques and laboratory investigations Knowledge of a discipline
2 interpret laboratory investigations, diagnostic imaging and reports in the assessment of lower limb conditions Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate use of diagnostic ultrasound in the assessment of lower limb conditions Knowledge of a discipline
4 demonstrate appropriate referral for diagnostic imaging in the assessment of lower limb conditions Ethical practice 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 Intellectual 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.