HMI403 - Medical Imaging Practice 8


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 2: 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 HMI401 and HMI402


One of HMI404 or HMI405 or HMI406

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.


HMI403 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 eligibility 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 continue their exploration of the key concepts of collaborative practice through completion of online self-directed learning topics.

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

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