RADY 4023


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

Introduce the specialised areas of Medical Radiation Science, build on the principles of multimodality and hybrid imaging and investigate emerging and advanced imaging techniques across the speciality areas.

Course content

Principles of MRI and US and their application to medical diagnosis and treatment; instrumentation; imaging parameters; image reconstruction; image quality; artefacts; image evaluation; anatomy recognition in multiple planes; pathology; diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up; patient and MRI staff safety issues; biological effects; patient care including risk factors; interpersonal communication skills, responding empathically, nursing skills and/patient interactions; multi-modality diagnosis and treatment pathways; patient focused multi-disciplinary care; image co-registration; International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ‘Standards for Australia/New Zealand’; DICOM standards; professionalism; ethics; legalities; quality management; NM Therapy; MRI in RT planning; IMRT; Brachytherapy; MRI fusion imagery; clinical and research applications of emerging medical radiation technologies.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 3011 Medical Imaging Studies 3
RADY 3030 Radiation Therapy Studies 3
PHYS 2007 Physics for Medical Radiation 4
RADY 3023 Nuclear Medicine Studies 3

All students are required to complete the pre-requisite course Physics for Medical Radiation 4 PHYS 2007, and complete the relevant Studies 3 course for their current program stream



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 2 x 2 hours x 6 weeks
Workshop 2 x 1.5 hours x 6 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 6 weeks

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


Essay, Examination, Presentation


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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