HMI205 - Medical Imaging Practice 4


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 2: 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

All of HMI201, HMI202 and HMI203



Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

A minimum of 150 hours over the semester undertaking teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit, including a 4 week professional experience (clinical placement), which is supported through online technologies, contributing to the MRPBA competencies and capabilities framework required by the course accreditation body, AHPRA.


HMI205 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This unit furthers the sequence of student progression through the novice to expert continuum. It provides students with a foundation to consent challenges in medical imaging and extends students in their practice of general radiography with respect to accident and emergency, paediatric and geriatric patient presentations. The unit also provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundation elements required in mammography and digital vascular angiography (arterial, venous, cardiac, coronary and interventional).

There is also an emphasis on accident and emergency medical imaging, with an on-going development of broader general radiographic skills requiring modified positioning of the appendicular and axial skeleton and also extended work on the radiography of the skull including dental imaging. There is an emphasis on the mobile imaging techniques used to accommodate clinical and technical challenges when imaging in paediatric and geriatric populations.

Simulated practice and supervised clinical exposure to patients will enable students to apply these principles across a wide range of examination systems and emphasise the professional role of the radiographer in managing these systems and implementing the procedures.

Student recognition capability will be extended in identifying imaging appearances of the common types of abnormalities seen in clinical cases that present in practices in regional and rural locations.

Hurdle requirement

  • Clinical placement, Pass/Fail, hurdle requirement

  • Self-reflection on professional behaviour hurdle (School of Medicine, Professionalism Report), Pass/Fail

  • 7 stations, Passing 5 out of 7 OSCE stations and achieving an overall pass mark for the OSCEs

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