Courses & Units

Medical Radiation Fundamentals CXA200



Offered alternate years


This subject introduces the fundamental principles of radiation science and the medical professions that utilise radiation.  Students are introduced to the professions of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.  The unit covers types of radiation and their uses, image production and treatment, radiation safety, radiation measurement and monitoring, patient handling and patient care


Unit name Medical Radiation Fundamentals
Unit code CXA200
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Denis Visentin (Co-ordinator) and other HS and DHHS staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 061501

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  • Physics 5C or Physical Sciences 5C and Mathematics (Mathematics Methods 5C, Mathematics Specialised 5C or Mathematics Applied 5C)


Teaching Pattern

 2 hrs Lectures per week (13 Weeks), 6 x 2 hour workshops, supplementary online exercises


3 x reports (1000 words each) (10% each), Mid-semester Test (20%), 3 hour final Theory Exam (50%)

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