MRS371 Radiographic Techniques 2 (16)

Students explore the techniques, protocols and clinical practice utilised in advanced practice in general diagnostic radiography. In particular students develop their skills in trauma imaging, paediatric and geriatric imaging, mobile radiography and operating theatre radiography. The theoretical modules of this subject support development of the requisite knowledge, skills and capabilities required for professional registration. The subject incorporates 6 weeks of clinical practicum so that students have the opportunity to translate and consolidate their learning in the clinical practice environment.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)





Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and implement professional practice with specific reference to applying anatomy, physiology and pathology, applying the principles of physics and instrumentation, utilising patient information management systems, determining appropriate procedures, patient assessment and due diligence, deliver appropriate care, and manage / manipulate 3D datasets (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to describe and apply understanding of practice in diagnostic radiography, with specific reference to implementing fluoroscopy in a range of settings, explaining the principles and clinical applications of angiography and interventional techniques, and explaining the principles of mammographic imaging within the clinical context (MRPBA Domain 5A);
  • be able to describe and apply the principles of radiation safety and risk management with specific reference to safe radiation practice, protecting/enhancing patient safety, ensuring safe operation of equipment, maintain safety of self and others and safely managing radiation and radioactivity (MRPBA Domain 4);
  • be able to explain and apply the principles of evidence based practice and professional learning with specific reference to critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges and identifying professional learning needs / life-long learning (MRPBA Domain 3);
  • be able to demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with specific reference to clear, sensitive, effective and culturally appropriate communication to support culturally safe environments, and collaborating with other health practitioners (MRPBA Domain 2); and
  • be able to identify, explain and implement non-discriminatory, professional and ethical conduct with specific reference to practicing in an ethical, professional and legal manner, providing appropriate care, assuming accountability and responsibility, and patient advocacy (MRPBA Domain 1).


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Clinical block (1 x 6 week);
  • Professionalism;
  • Ethics and law;
  • Social and environmental justice;
  • Radiation safety;
  • Patient care and communication;
  • Culturally safe environments.
  • WHS;
  • Technical competence; and
  • Reflective practice.
  • THEORY TOPICS for each of:
  • Chest / thorax;
  • Upper extremity;
  • Lower extremity;
  • Abdomen;
  • Pelvis / hips;
  • Spine; and
  • Skull and facial;
  • Terminology;
  • Poly-trauma;
  • Paediatrics;
  • Geriatrics;
  • Mobile radiography / theatre;
  • Protocol and procedure;
  • Pathophysiology / clinical indications; and
  • Image critique.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students undertake one (1) block of 6 weeks clinical placement at approved clinical sites.  These sites are recognised by MRPBA. This includes approved sites in rural, regional and metropolitan sites, and public and private departments. Students undertake placement at a single site for the 6 weeks.

Special Resources

Students undertake a 6 weeks clinical placement which requires students to undertake travel at their own expense (including travel, accommodation and uniforms). Students undertake pre-clinical practical activities in CSU laboratories.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.