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Area/Catalogue
RADY 5003

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
009457

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and clinical skills required to perform high quality mammograms, and to meet the theoretical requirements as outlined by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy for the Certificate of Clinical Proficiency in Mammography.

Course content

Epidemiology and principles of mammography, rationale for screening and screening processes, breast anatomy, physiology and pathology, mammography equipment and quality control procedures, radiation dose and risk, basic positioning techniques, specialised assessment views, imaging the difficult to position client, risk management strategies, artifact evaluation, indications for breast MRI, recognition of benign/malignant appearances, lesion localisation, processor operation and quality assurance, troubleshooting techniques, images and equipment, hormone replacement therapy, role of breast ultrasound, breast prosthesis, stereotaxis, management and treatment of breast disease, communication, patient relations and stress management, mammography equipment including emerging technologies, quality assurance and site quality control for digital mammography, digital mammography workshop, infection control procedures.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Workshop 7 hours x 5 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Written assignment 2000 words 50% -
Case study 2000 words 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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