Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (honours)
Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging Degree (Honours)
(course code M3006)
About the course
The Monash Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) is an integrated academic and clinical course of 4 years duration. Students completing the BRadMedImag degree course graduate with Honours. The curriculum is student centred and contextualised to professional learning needs. Units of study are integrated vertically and horizontally in relation to the various imaging modalities studied in the course. For example, students study cross sectional anatomy when learning about imaging modalities capable of generating cross sectional images. This approach is integrated with periods of clinical placement in every semester. Clinical placements are related to academic teaching activities. Clinical placements commence in year one, semester one. It occurs in blocks, from two to six-week rotations from year one to three. Year four has an extended clinical block of 24 weeks clinical and 24 weeks of academic learning. Students can expect to gain relevant experience at a wide variety of clinical institutions ranging from Victorian Rural and Regional Hospitals to major metropolitan Melbourne Hospitals. The program prides itself on the strong links it seeks and creates between the classroom and the clinical work place.
Monash University prides itself in being patient centred in its approach to teaching and learning.
Completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration as a radiographer with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. This registration is national and recognised in all states and territories of Australia. Graduates from this course are eligible to apply for a Statement of Compliance from the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT).
Clinical experience is structured through the use of learning contracts, portfolios and the novice to expert model of clinical skill development.
The entire program acknowledges the 3 "R"s of clinical education:
Responsibility – on the part of the university, student and supervising radiographers that certain learning objectives can be achieved.
Recognition – by all concerned with the rights of the student as a learner and the rights of the patient receiving care.
Reflective practice – the student is directed to reflect on their actions via different techniques. For example, why I am doing what I am doing at different points, before, during, and after the action.
During the course, a strong emphasis is placed upon integrating the academic units studied on campus with clinical practice. Each rotation students complete Learning Contracts for particular aspects of radiographic practice depending upon the year level. Workbooks help students to write reflective case reports and log entries based on theor clinical experiences. Clinical Skills' Assessments are conducted based upon the novice to expert model of clinical skill development. Professional Development Contracts, Self-Assessment Exercises and Action Plans facilitate the development of professional skills required in the role of the radiographer.
Prospective students should be aware that due to clinical placements, the University schedule for Radiography and Medical Imaging has non-standard dates, often extending into University holidays. More information will be provided if you are successful in getting an offer for the course. Clinical placements are compulsory attendance and the dates cannot be changed unless in exceptional circumstances.
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