|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MChiroprac
This unit is conducted to develop students' knowledge in the underlying physical principles of medical radiation science. The unit is presented in four distinct modules: - Module 1 is the study of radiation physics, its principles and current technology of imaging equipment, - Module 2 is the study of the principles and practice of image production and image processing techniques, - Module 3 describes the biological effects of radiation as well as current radiation protection techniques. - Module 4 describes the normal appearance of the spine and extremities on radiographic images and common normal variations to this appearance.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
It is expected that students will follow the Academic Integrity Policy at all times (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/academic-integrity). Breaches of this policy may result in disciplinary procedures for the involved student.
Online quizzes will be held during the lecture time (Tuesday 2PM-4PM). If you miss an online quiz a supplementary exam will only be considered under the Special Consideration policy (https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration), applied for through www.ask.mq.edu.au. If you complete an online quiz you are declaring that you are fit to sit that assessment and Special Consideration will not normally be granted.
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF X-RAY INTERACTIONS
There will be 3 online activities during weeks 2 to week 4 where you will undertake online simulation. Assessment will be via iLearn online quizzes.
The final examination will be held in the University Examination period for Semester 1. You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. You are expected to ensure that you are available until the end of the teaching semester that is the final day of the official examination period. If you attend and complete an examination you are declaring that you are fit to sit that assessment and Special Consideration will not normally be granted.
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for Special Consideration. Information about unavoidable disruption and the Special Consideration process is available at https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration, applied for through www.ask.mq.edu.au.
If you receive Special Consideration approval for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled. By making a Special Consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the Special Consideration policy prior to submitting an application. If you are approved for Special Consideration and granted a supplementary exam, only your supplementary exam result will be counted towards your final grade.
Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support. Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Student Wellbeing and Support Services (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing).
|Online quiz 1||15%||No||Will be advised|
|Online quiz 2||15%||No||Will be advised|
|Data analysis and interpretation of X-ray interactions||10%||No||Will be advised|
|Final theory exam||50%||No||University Exam Period|
|Online quiz||10%||No||Will be advised|
An online quiz on material covered in lecture and tutorial sessions on module 1 - physics
An online quiz on material covered in lectures and tutorial sessions on module 2 - image formation
An assignment to explore data analysis and interpretation of X-ray interactions
The exam will assess material from the whole semester
An online quiz on normal radiographic anatomy will be available on ilearn. The quiz will be timed and only one attempt will be allowed.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
CHIR6410 has four modules:
Module 1 is the study of the principles of radiation physics and the current technology of radiographic equipment, and will run from Week 1 to Week 3.
Module 2 is the study of the principles and practice of image production and image processing techniques, and will run from Week 4 to Week 8, and Week 12.
Module 3 describes the biological effects of radiation as well as current radiation protection techniques, and will run from Week 9 to Week 11.
Module 4 will cover normal radiographic anatomy of the spine, and will run from Week 3 to Week 13, comprising online weekly workbooks.
2-hour online lectures each week will be available before Tuesdays 2-4pm.
ONLINE PRACTICAL SESSIONS
3 x 3-hour online practical sessions per student as scheduled, starting week 2. You will be divided into separate groups and will attend the appropriate weeks as indicated on the schedule, available on the unit iLearn page.
5 x 1-hour tutorial sessions per student as scheduled. You will be divided into separate groups and attend alternate weeks. Schedule will be available in Week 1.
Module 4 will be presented as a series of weekly online workbooks containing videos and formative activities. It is expected that you complete these workbooks on a weekly basis. You will access the online workbooks accessed through the CHIR6410 iLearn page.
The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au and following the links for either Postgraduate or Undergraduate students. There is a combined iLearn page for HLTH3140 and CHIR6410 students. This will contain all information and assessments for modules 1-3.
For module 4, all information and assessments will be presented on the individual CHIR6410 ilearn page. Please ensure that you stay up to date with both ilearn pages
Radiologic science for technologists: physics, biology, and protection. Bushong, Stewart C. (Stewart Carlyle), author. Eleventh edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier 2017
Essentials of radiologic science. Fosbinder, Robert.; Orth, Denise. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012
Principles of radiological physics. Graham, Donald T.; Cloke, Paul J. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone 2003
Introduction to Radiologic Technology. LaVerne Tolley Gurley & William J. Callaway (7th Edition); Mosby St Louis 2011
Unit schedule is available on the iLearn page
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Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook