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Radiology for Physiotherapists (RADI90010)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeRADI90010
July - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds on the student's knowledge in radiology, particularly as it applies to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. The student will be able to explore normal and pathological findings as displayed by a variety of imaging modalities including x-ray, CT scans, MRI and US imaging. They will also have a better appreciation of when to use imaging, which imaging modality to use and when onward referral to another clinician may be more appropriate.

Intended learning outcomes

The subject aims to provide students with:

  • advanced knowledge of imaging techniques
  • an appreciation of when and how to request imaging as well as which modality to use for a particular condition
  • advanced skills in understanding the interpretation and clinical implications of radiological findings
  • appropriate skills in the interpretation of pathology, with awareness of the limitations
  • a better understanding of radiology reports to enable correlation of the findings with the images

Generic skills

The subject aims to provide students with:

  • Advanced knowledge of imaging techniques
  • Advanced skills in understanding interpretations and clinical implications of radiological finding
  • Skills in interpretation of appropriate pathologies
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Improved capacity to detect detail in visual images

Last updated: 21 September 2019