HMI304 - Medical Imaging Practice 6


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 2: 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 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging

All of HMI301 and HMI302



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 450 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 for this unit. This unit includes a six week clinical placement block that is supported through online technologies.


HMI304 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This practicum unit emphasises and reinforces previous understanding of the appropriate selection of clinical protocols and informed decision making when selecting ultrasound equipment, evaluating technical factors, enhancing image quality and minimising image artefacts. This general approach establishes the foundations for a deeper understanding of sonographic anatomy when examining the liver, gallbladder, biliary system, anterior abdominal wall peritoneum and retro peritoneum.
Themes of protocol enhancement and technical specificity are introduced with consideration of the Doppler ultrasound examination of the upper abdomen inclusive of Colour and Spectral Doppler techniques related to their established capability to discriminate normal discrete sonographic appearances and common abdominal pathologies. Simulated practice and supervised clinical contact with patients will enable students to apply these principles across a specified range of abdominal ultrasound examinations.
The unit will enhance the on-going development of expertise in general radiography examinations and introduce the scientific principles underpinning breast imaging, with consideration of instrumentation, examination protocols, positioning methods, radiation dosimetry and protective measures associated with breast imaging examinations.

Hurdle requirement

  • Self-reflection of Professional behaviour Pass/Fail
  • Clinical Placement Block (6 weeks) Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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