HMI203 - Medical Imaging Practice 3


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

HMI104 and HMI105


HMI201 and HMI202

Incompatible with:


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

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour simulation per week, 1 x 1 hour problem based learning seminar per week and a 4 week clinical placement


HMI203 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This unit furthers the developmental sequence of student progression through the novice to expert continuum. Initially it provides students with the foundation elements of contrast and therapeutic imaging related to examinations of the gastrointestinal genito-urinary and hepato-biliary system with technical emphasis on the management of both fixed and mobile digital fluoroscopic systems. This approach is clinically integrated with consideration of the role of the radiographer/ technologist in managing and implementing protocols that direct these procedures.

Stage two of the unit initiates the development of the broader general radiographic skills required for modified positioning of the vertebral skeleton with emphasis on the radiography of the upper cervical region leading to the plain radiography of the skull and facial bones inclusive of planar dental imaging (OPG).

Simulated practice and supervised clinical exposure to patients will enable students to apply these principles across a wide range of examinations.

Stage three of the unit introduces the basic principles and analytic approaches involved in the systematic interpretation of radiographic images. Students will initially consolidate their understanding of the normal appearances and common variants of the axial and appendicular skeleton, chest and abdominal structures. The process will be developed to extend their recognition capability to identify imaging appearances consistent with common types of abnormalities consistent with clinical cases that commonly present in practices in regional and rural locations.

Hurdle requirement

  • Passing the Clinical Placement is a pass/fail hurdle requirement
  • Completing and passing a Self-Reflection on Professional Behaviour is a pass/fail hurdle requirement

Unit Fee Information

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