HMI103 - Medical Imaging Practice 1


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and clinical placement sites

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

For 13 weeks: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour simulation per week, 1 x 1 hour problem based learning seminar per week

For 3 weeks: 40 hours of clinical placement per week


HMI103 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This foundation unit initiates the clinical skills based developmental continuum of the ‘Medical Imaging Professional’. Students formally begin the four-year prescribed sequence, progressing through the various stages of novice to expert culminating on completion in registration and licensed practice.

Students are introduced to the requirements and responsibilities of the ‘Australian Health Care System and the Health Care Professional’ both in the wider health community and also in the regionally focussed emphasis of the Deakin Medical Imaging program emphasising the principles of patient centred, multi-disciplinary health care and team focussed delivery practices related to diagnostic imaging.

Students are also introduced to the essential ethics, medico-legal issues, safe practice and interpersonal and therapeutic communication strategies commonly adopted in the health care field.

This unit emphasises a simulated practice component designed to integrate the theoretical principles and practice of patient care with the imaging techniques and safe practice requirements of the use of ionising radiation required to perform radiographic examinations of the limbs and the torso.

The simulated practice component progresses to limited supervised clinical involvement that will enable students to apply these principles across a range of specified examinations.

The unit concludes with a consideration of the normal surface and gross anatomical relationships of the major skeletal and soft tissue structures of the thorax, abdomen and limbs.

Hurdle requirement

  • Self-reflection on professional behaviour (2 page form)
  • Clinical Placement

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