HMI102 - Foundation Principles and Application of Medical Imaging 1


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging



HMI101, HMI103

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour simulation per week, and 1 x 1 hour problem based learning seminar per week


This is a foundation unit that requires students to assimilate and consolidate foundation themes from human biology specifically the genetic, anatomical and physiological disciplines related to diagnostic radiology and medical imaging theory and practice. Initial emphasis is on foundation principles of biochemistry, cellular biology and tissue histology developed with a combined study of clinically focussed anatomy, integrated with essential physiology. The unit then adopts a regional approach to introduce the specialised language and application of anatomical terminology to general surface anatomy and medical imaging practice. This approach is combined with a structural and spatial approach that emphasises the surface and internal relationships of the various organ systems.

The unit concludes with a regional focus and systematic study of the anatomical arrangement, component parts, essential physiology, and developmental maturation of the post natal appendicular skeletal components (bones and joints) with comparative analysis of normal appearances and common variants routinely encountered on radiographic images.

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