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Principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing
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This unit of study provides students with the opportunity to explore the principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing, identifying professional issues related to specialist practice through the delivery of comprehensive person-centred care.

The unit of study considers the principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing through reflective practice and analysing and exploring nursing’s professional, legal, and ethical aspects and examining the provision and coordination of evidence-based, collaborative care required to meet the diverse needs of persons in the medical imaging environment.

Principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing
Unit of study code 330
Availability Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Prescribed text

Grossman, V. G. A., & Grossman, V. G. A. (2020). Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide. (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company.

Recommended text

Gross, K. A. (2020). Advanced Practice and Leadership in Radiology Nursing. Springer International Publishing.

Co-ordinated by Kataryna Terry
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)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Introduction to diagnostic medical imaging (DMI) a) reflect on the principles and procedures of common medical imaging modalities and how they affect your practice Assessment 1a: Online portfolio & learning goals 5% 2
Theme 2: Introduction to diagnostic imaging modalities b) analyse the requirements of people undergoing medical imaging procedures to provide evidence based holistic nursing care Assessment 2: Annotated bibliography 30% 4
Theme 3: Holistic, person-centred care c) discuss the implications of legal, ethical, and cultural issues in relation to the nursing care of people undergoing medical imaging procedures Assessment 3: Short essay 30% 6
Theme 4: Special populations and holistic, person-centred care d) evaluate the major challenges in managing a safe environment for individuals in diagnostic medical imaging Assessment 1b: Collaborative wiki 15% 8
Theme 5: Contrast e) analyse solutions to complex healthcare problems in the diagnostic medical imaging environment Assessment 4: Digital artefact/ audio-visual 20% 10
Theme 6: The future of DMI f) teach specialist knowledge, skills, and ideas of nursing care in the medical imaging environment to others.

Principles of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nursing (330) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.