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COURSE INFORMATION

DATES AVAILABLE

Basic course
14th Sept 2020 &
workshop 9th and 10th Nov 2020

Intermediate course
31st Aug 2020 &
workshop 9th and 10th Nov 2020

CONTACT HOURS

2-day workshop

MODE

Online +
workshop on-campus

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a qualified General Practitioner or Registered Nurse located in rural/remote area

FEES

Basic: $2,200 (GST inclusive)

Intermediate: $2,2750 (GST inclusive)

LOCATION

City East Campus

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Course overview

The course focuses on the physical principles of X-ray production, digital imaging, exposure and image quality radiographic anatomy and positioning, clinical reasoning and radiation protection.

The basic course is designed to support an application to the relevant authority for a license to operate ionising radiation apparatus for limited applications (chest, upper & lower limbs only). The intermediate course is designed to support an application to the relevant authority for a license to operate ionising radiation apparatus for a wider range of applications (chest, upper limbs & lower limbs, cervical spine, pelvis, and shoulder).

The Rural and Remote X-ray course aims at qualified General Practitioners and Registered Nurses located in rural and remote areas who are seeking a license to operate ionising radiation apparatus from the South Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Consideration will be given to other health professionals at the discretion of UniSA. As radiation licensing requirements differ from state to state, those practicing outside of South Australia should check with the relevant state-based authority that this course will support an application for radiation licensing in that State prior to enrolling.

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Why the Rural and Remote X-ray Operator Course?

The course is accredited with the South Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Individual benefits of the basic course

At the completion of this short program the X-ray operator should be competent in a limited field of practice and be eligible for a basic X-ray operator’s license with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the properties and production of x-rays.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of exposure factors and their
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and use of radiographic
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct body part and positioning of the upper extremity, lower extremity and
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge for correctly evaluating radiographs for positioning accuracy, image quality and common
  • Demonstrate knowledge of radiation and the principles of best practice in radiation protection

Individual benefits of the intermediate course

At the completion of this course the X-ray operator should be competent in a limited field of practice and be eligible for an intermediate X-ray operator’s license with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the properties and production of x-rays.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of exposure factors and their
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and use of radiographic
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct body part and positioning of the upper extremity, shoulder, lower extremity and pelvis, chest and cervical
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge for correctly evaluating radiographs for positioning accuracy, image quality and common
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of radiation and the principles of best practice in radiation protection.

 

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Course structure

Basic course

This online external delivery course is commencing on the 14th September 2020 depending on application numbers. The course is delivered over 8 weeks including attendance of a 2-day workshop – 9th and 10th November 2020 to be conducted in X-ray Suites at City East Campus.

Intermediate course

This online external delivery course is commencing on the 31st August 2020 depending on application numbers. The course is delivered over 10 weeks including attendance of a 2 day workshop – 9th and 10th November 2020 to be conducted in X-ray Suites at City East Campus.

 

Available courses

Basic course

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the properties and production of x-rays
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of exposure factors 
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct body part and positioning of the upper & lower extremities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of radiation and best practice principles 

Commencing date: 14 September 2020 

Intermediate course

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the properties and production of x-rays
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of exposure factors 
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct body part and positioning of the upper extremity, shoulder, lower extremity and pelvis
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge for correctly evaluating radiographs for positioning accuracy & image quality 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the ethics and legalities of the use of medical imaging

Commencement date: 31 August 2020

Assessment

Each module includes a variety of activities designed to develop different skills and capabilities, including the following:

Basic course

  • Four multiple choice quizzes
  • Two selected simulated clinical examinations
  • Examination – one hour

Intermediate course

  • Four multiple choice quizzes
  • Three selected simulated clinical examinations
  • Examination – one hour

How to apply

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What others are saying

I completed a rural placement in Port Lincoln where I thoroughly enjoyed working in the hospital and living independently. It helped me to experience what medical imaging is like in the clinical environment.

Georgina Key

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

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Georgina Key

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

The highlight of my degree was the extensive placement opportunities in public and private sectors in rural and metropolitan areas. Upon completion of my degree, I was offered a permanent full-time position as a diagnostic radiographer in a...

Shayne Chau

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Medical Imaging)

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Shayne Chau

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Medical Imaging)

Nuclear Medicine is a specialised area, but this degree still covers a wide range of topics. I hope to become a nuclear technologist and undertake research, possibly in the development of nuclear medicine departments in third world countries.

Jenna La Dru

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)

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Jenna La Dru

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)

Additional information

Cancellation policy

The University of South Australia reserves the right to cancel events and issue refunds.  In the event that an attendee cannot attend, a substitute is welcome to attend in their place.  No refunds will be given unless 21 days notice is given in writing prior to the date of the planned event. If less than 21 days the fee can be used for the same course at a later stage, or another course of the same value.  

 

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