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MEIM401 Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging

Provides advanced knowledge to enable image evaluation of the abdomen, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems across multiple imaging modalities with a systematic, critical approach. Also includes professional matters and Hauora Māori.

Paper title Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging
Paper code MEIM401
Subject Medical Imaging
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMI, PGDipMI
Notes
(i) Candidates must pass the paper before taking MEIM 402 or MEIM 403. (ii) Includes two compulsory five-day on-campus block courses in Christchurch.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Provides advanced knowledge to enable image evaluation of the abdomen, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems across multiple imaging modalities with a systematic, critical approach. Also includes professional matters and Hauora Māori.

MEIM 401 is the compulsory paper for the PGDipMedical Imaging, open to graduates with a Medical Imaging degree.

Paper title Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging
Paper code MEIM401
Subject Medical Imaging
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMI, PGDipMI
Notes
(i) Candidates must pass the paper before taking MEIM 402 or MEIM 403. (ii) Includes two compulsory five-day on-campus block courses in Christchurch.
Learning Outcomes
At completion students will be able to:
  1. Critically examine approaches for the selection of suitable imaging modalities as part of the patient's care pathway
  2. Demonstrate advanced understanding of anatomy for the selected anatomical systems and explain common pathologies and their risk factors and symptoms
  3. Evaluate the clinical course of a selected pathology and compared images from a choice of imaging modalities
  4. Illustrate an enhanced ability to analyse medical images logically, consider different diagnostic and management pathways with other clinicians and make informed decisions regarding patient care and personalised imaging
  5. Illustrate enhanced ability to communicate information, arguments and analyses effectively - orally and in writing - to a range of health care professionals
  6. Have a commitment to ongoing acquisition of new knowledge and new skills
  7. Display enhanced ability to apply specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, evaluating and presenting imaging and clinical information, in particular recognising increased prominence of digital-based activity
  8. Appreciate biculturalism within the framework of the Treaty of Waitangi and acquire knowledge and appreciation of multiculturalism and the ability to apply such knowledge in a culturally appropriate manner
  9. Critically analyse common medical ethical theories and ethical standards and display an ability to apply these with a sense of responsibility within the work place and community
Paper Structure
Lecture, discussion and reading programme, covering eight modules:
  • Abdominal
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Spine
  • Paediatric health
  • Hauora MÄori
  • Professional matters, including ethics and medicolegal issues
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Alex McHaffie
Lecturer: Dr Aamir Raja
Textbooks
Required:
  • Anatomy: Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AMR. Clinically oriented anatomy. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2013. ISBN-13: 9781451119459
  • Embryology: Moore KL, Persaud TVN, Torchia MG. Before we are born: Essentials of embryology and birth defects. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2012. ISBN-13: 9781437720013
  • Pathology: Cross, SS. Underwood's pathology: A clinical approach. 6th ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2013. ISBN-13: 9780702046728
Teaching Arrangements
Two 5-day compulsory on-campus block courses in Christchurch during the first semester, plus online tutorials and email contact throughout the semester
Contact
sam.gurney@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Eligibility
Applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate qualification (ie Bachelor of Medical Imaging) or a comparable health sciences undergraduate qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle