MRS590 Medical Radiation Science Clinical Placement (32)

This subject is designed to enable students to develop their clinical knowledge and skills in their specialised area. Students will undertake the clinical placement at a site that will provide the clinical experience in their specialised area of interest. The duration of the placement will be variable and is dependent upon the students previous experience in their specialised area and this will be determined by the subject coordinator in conjunction with the clinical supervisors at the clinical site.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MRS590. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the complexities of clinical practice in their specialised area
  • be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning during their clinical placement experiences
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the clinical need and requirements within their specialised area
  • be able to demonstrate clinical skills appropriate to a specialised practitioner in their specialised area
  • be able to review and synthesise appropriate literature related to their specialised area and to the broader medical radiations and health-care sector
  • be able to demonstrate how to apply national and international research finding to their specialised area in the clinical setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Clinical indication and requirements in the specialised area,
  • Patient issues and safety in the specialised area,
  • Clinical practice in the specialised area,
  • Clinical skill development in the specialised area,
  • Evidence-based practice in the specialised area.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The duration of workplace learning is variable, dependent upon the students previous experience in their specialised area. However, the minimum duration of clinical placement for each student will be 30 days.

Students are required to undertake workplace learning in their specialised area and gain skills / demonstrate competences within the specialised area.

Special Resources

Students will need to cover costs associated with their clinical placement.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.