HMI304 - Medical Imaging Practice 6


2025 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

All of HMI301 and HMI302



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 for this unit. This unit includes a 6 week professional experience (clinical placement) block that is supported through online technologies.


HMI304 is a Clinical Placement unit.


This practicum unit supplements previous student knowledge regarding the appropriate selection of medical imaging protocols and supports informed decision making when selecting ultrasound equipment, evaluating technical factors, enhancing image quality and minimising image artefacts. The unit also introduces the underpinning scientific principles of ultrasound imaging, considering instrumentation, examination protocols, positioning methods and safe practice.

This approach establishes the foundations for a deeper understanding of three dimensional anatomy and sonographic appearances when examining the liver, gallbladder, biliary system, kidneys, pancreas, aorta and spleen. In addition, the anatomy and medical imaging appearances of breast, carotid arteries and peripheral blood vessels will also be explored.

Themes of protocol enhancement and technique optimisation are introduced with consideration of ultrasound examinations including B-mode (2D), colour and spectral Doppler techniques and their established capability to discriminate between normal sonographic appearances and those of common pathologies. The unit will enhance the on-going development of professional expertise in medical imaging by providing
simulated sonographic practice in a laboratory setting and supervised professional experience (placement), enabling students to apply these principles across the specified range of medical imaging examinations.

Hurdle requirement

  • Assessment 4: Clinical Placement Block (6 weeks) Pass/Fail
  • Assessment 5: Self-reflection of Professional behaviour Pass/Fail

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