MRS212 Imaging Pathology (16)

Students study and explore pathology as it relates to the medical radiation sciences. The subject covers the major pathologies encountered in the clinical practice of diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Students develop detailed insight and understanding into prototype pathologies with translational investigational, critical appraisal and deductive skills to other less commonly encountered pathologies (or those more common to a single Medical Radiation Science specialisation). Students will explore the relationships between pathologies with respect to aetiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and patient management / treatment.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

Assumed Knowledge

MRS121 Introduction to Medical radiation Science

BMS191 and BMS192  Human Bioscience 1 and 2

Subject Relationships

MRS211 MRS212 is a revision of MRS211 enabling updating of the ASCED code

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and apply understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology in relation to medical radiation science (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to identify clinical challenges, apply clinical reasoning and reflective thinking for clinical problem solving (MRPBA Domain 3);
  • be able to describe and explain the principles of 3D datasets for optimal diagnostic or therapy outcomes (MRPBA Domain 5.7); and
  • be able to demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with specific reference to multidisciplinary collaboration (MRPBA Domain 2).


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • MODULE 1:
  • Introduction to pathological concepts
  • Cell pathology
  • Injury / Repair
  • Repair
  • Necrosis / Apoptosis
  • Ischemia / Infarction
  • Micro-organisms
  • Radiation pathology
  • Immunity
  • Inflammation / Infection
  • MODULE 2:
  • Neoplasia
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Genitourinary
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine / Exocrine
  • Lymphatic
  • Hematopoietic

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.