Medical Imaging Nursing
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This study unit is designed to meet the needs of medical imaging nurses working in a variety of settings and caring for clients across the lifespan. It will develop your understanding of the medical imaging environment, building on your core nursing skills. The content covered in this subject includes:

  • professional context and practice
  • workplace health and safety
  • imaging modalities
  • patient assessment and monitoring
  • peri-procedural care
  • medication principles and administration.
Medical Imaging Nursing
Unit of study code 243
Availability Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing

GC single unit of study

Term JANUARY, JULY
Pre-requisite Must be working in a medical imaging department
EFTSL 0.125 FTE
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Sinu Thomas
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Introduction and professional practice a) explain the principles and procedures for common medical imaging modalities and interventional procedures Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 2, 7
Theme 2: Medical imaging modalities b) describe and justify appropriate patient assessment and peri-procedural nursing care for patients undergoing medical imaging Assessment 2: Online quiz 10% 3
Theme 3: Patient assessment and special patient groups c) analyse the requirements of groups with special needs to improve patient outcomes Assessment 3: Short answer essay 30% 5
Theme 4: Peri-procedural care in medical imaging d) discuss the legal, ethical and cultural issues in relation to the nursing care of medical imaging patients and explain the implications to nursing practice Assessment 4: Essay (2,500 words) 50% 10
Theme 5: Procedural sedation and/or analgesia e) describe appropriate workplace health and safety (WHS) and infection control principles relevant to medical imaging procedures
Theme 6: Contrast f) analyse your current practice against evidence-based guidelines and patient-centred care principles.

Medical Imaging Nursing (243) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.