HMI302 - Medical Imaging Practice 5


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 3
EFTSL value: 0.375
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309

All of HMI204 and HMI205



Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 450 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, additionally including a professional experience (clinical placement) element of 250 hours which is supported through online technologies, contributing to the 2500 total hours required by the course accreditation body, AHPRA. 


HMI302 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This unit introduces the principles of Computed Tomography (CT) emphasising CT physics, data acquisition, and data processing characteristics of this unique modality specialisation. The unit then considers the historical development of the various generations of scanning systems and the engineering principles and image processing potentials made possible with Helical/spiral and multi-slice CT systems. The technical content of the unit concludes with a critical review of CT image quality assurance and analysis of commonly encountered image artefacts encountered during routine scanning. These are further discussed with regard to radiation dose and radiation protection. Simulated practice and supervised clinical involvement with patients will enable students to apply these principles across a wide range of examinations of the head, chest, abdomen and spine.

Hurdle requirement

  • Self-reflection on professional behaviour - Pass/Fail
  • Clinical placement - Pass/Fail

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