HMI402 - Medical Imaging Practice 7


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309

All of HMI303 and HMI304



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 440 hours over the semester undertaking teaching, learning and assessment activities, including an extended professional experience (clinical placement) element which is supported through online technologies.


HMI402 is a Clinical Placement unit.


In Year 4, with essential x-ray examination and advanced imaging technology competencies established, the student enters into an extended period of clinical practice spread over two semesters to confirm and consolidate the overall range of competencies and fulfil the professional requirements for final qualification and eligible for registration as a medical imaging practitioner.

The Year 4 clinical practicum reinforces and extends previous understanding of the appropriate selection of clinical protocols and informed decision making evaluating technical factors, enhancing image quality, minimising image artefacts and accurately performing the range of examinations within the practitioner’s scope of practice. It also emphasises consolidation of the autonomous and multidisciplinary team focussed requirements of the personal and overall professional scope of practice required of the registered practitioner.

In Year 4 students are immersed in the exclusively digitised world of radiographic practice and advanced imaging with clinical involvement across the spectrum of x-ray interventions, imaging techniques and specialisations in Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Digital Subtraction Angiography and advanced image processing and archival systems.

Students will also participate in an inter-professional education (IPE) experience module in year 4 titled Collaborative Practice in Healthcare (CPH). In this module students will explore the key concepts of collaborative practice. Students will also be allocated into interprofessional teams with students from clinical courses across the Faculty of Health. They will work with these teams online to develop care plans for three complex cases.

Students enrolled in H309 Bachelor of Medical Imaging must complete the professional learning and practice requirements inclusive of the stipulated period of supervised practice prior to graduation and application for registration issued by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

This Unit extends the understanding of social and cultural determinants of health, especially in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Hurdle requirement

  • Clinical placement Pass/Fail - hurdle requirement

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