MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)


This subject explores pathology as it relates to the medical radiation sciences. The subject covers the major pathologies encountered in the clinical practice of diagnostic imaging modalities and provides an examination of aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and patient management.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS211
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the physical characteristics and imaging appearance of major common pathologies and demonstrate an insight through synthesis for a variety of medical radiation science modalities;
  • be able to explain the aetiology and pathogenesis of commonly imaged pathologies;
  • be able to analyse the various imaging modality options and their efficacy in the diagnosis of commonly imaged pathologies;
  • be able to describe and justify the therapeutic approaches for commonly imaged pathologies.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1:

- Introduction to pathological concepts
- Terminology
- Cell pathology
- Injury
- Repair
- Necrosis / apoptosis
- Ischaemia / infarction
- Micro-organisms
- Radiation pathology
- Immunity
- Inflammation
- Infection

Module 2:
- Neoplasia
- Musculoskeletal
- Cardiovascular
- Respiratory
- Gastrointestinal
- Hepatobiliary
- Genitourinary
- Nervous system; mental health, aging and stress
- Endocrine / exocrine
- Lymphatic
- Haematopoietic


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.