MEDIMAGE 710 : CT Imaging Technology
Medical and Health Sciences
2020 Semester One (15 POINTS)
The course is delivered fully online by distance via the University of Auckland’s learning management system ‘Canvas’. It incorporates a range of learning approaches including videos, webpages, links to the library databases and resources, and utilising online technologies to promote shared learning opportunities. Academic learning is expected to inform clinical practice and enhance levels of clinical competency.
This course is a compulsory course within the PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging – CT pathway) programme. This course is also suitable to be undertaken as a one-off course (Certificate of Proficiency) for registered Medical Imaging Technologists for their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Students enrolled in the PGDipHSc/PGCertHSc (Medical Imaging) programmes may choose this course to contribute 15 points towards the MEDIMAGE/CLINIMAG point requirements. Students from the PGDipHSc(Nuclear Medicine) programme are encouraged to choose this course as their elective. Access to a clinical CT department is highly recommended.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts relating to CT technology. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 3.1 and 3.2)
- Critically discuss specific issues relating to bio-effects, radiation safety and dose reduction within the CT environment. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Analyse and integrate the principles and technology of CT to enable image optimisation. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 3.1 and 3.2)
- Critically evaluate the technical and diagnostic quality of a range of CT images. (Capability 3.1, 3.2 and 5.2)
- Evaluate the importance of quality assurance and explain the associated impact on safety and image quality. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Critically discuss current developments in CT technology and explore recent literature in relation to emerging initiatives. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 4.1 and 4.2)
|Written Essay||40%||Individual Coursework|
|Short Answer Questions||30%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Short Answer Questions|
There are no required textbooks for this course. Students will be directed to a large selection of readings and other resources that will be able to be accessed online via Canvas and the Philson Library databases.
Professional Teaching Fellow
- Set readings relevant to CT theory (30 hours)
- Other resources provided on Canvas e.g. videos, websites (20 hours)
- Assignments and self-directed learning (100 hours)
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