HMI201 - Medical Radiation Science 2


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



HMI202 and HMI203

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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

A minimum of 150 hours over the semester undertaking teaching, learning and assessment activities, including a minimum of four hours per week of classroom based activities, simulation/laboratory activities and PBL sessions


This unit develops the essential understanding of the technical and physical principles that underpin practices of medical image capture, processing, display and archival storage. It embraces computer applications in medical radiation science and diagnostic systems including digital imaging, image processing and information database practises. The role of the human observer in the image processing chain is considered in the context of digital image processing, computer interfaces, medical image formats, the Dicom standard, image compression and the hospital Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). These concepts are applied to advanced imaging modalities and their underlying physical principles of operation, including Digital Subtraction Angiography, Mammography, Ultrasound, Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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