Courses & Units

Medical Radiation Instrumentation CXA202


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


Offered alternate years


This subject introduces the modalities and instrumentation used in medical radiation science professions.  Students are introduced to the modalities and instrumentation in the areas of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.  The unit covers the different types of devices and techniques used in the professions, the instrumentation used to generate radiation, the production of images and therapies using radiation and an introduction to radiation biology.


Unit name Medical Radiation Instrumentation
Unit code CXA202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

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

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


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Band Field of Education
2 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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