School Of Medicine

MR Neurology - Head, Neck and Spinal ImagingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401325.3

Discipline: RADIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
James Nol

401321 Evidence Based Imaging and Clinical Pathways AND 401323 MRI Physics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4767 Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI) or 4768 Graduate Diploma of Advanced Imaging (MRI).

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
MR Neurology “Head, Neck and Spinal” Imaging is a core unit in the course of Advanced Imaging (MRI). The unit provides students with in-depth knowledge of neuro-anatomy and the relevant protocols to create Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences for the anatomical regions in the Head, Neck and Spinal Region for different clinical examinations. It is expected that students will develop the ability to recognise normal anatomy, identify common pathologies to provide diagnostic solutions and/or develop new MRI algorithms for clinical problems. They will have the ability to either produce, request or recommend the proper sequence and the best method of operating MRI equipment for the anatomical region in question. The unit is offered to all eligible students with a varied pathway for the two weeks clinical component relevant to their undergraduate discipline. Students will have 2 weeks of clinical training in an MRI clinical site.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Note: The Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Student Undertaking has been temporarily been removed.

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a NSW- located health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed early in their second year of part-time study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 4 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit.


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form.

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool).

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website.


Where Clinical training is in a private setting, the special requirements may differ from public institutions; students will need to comply with requirements identified by their training organisation. Training for some students outside of NSW will be as per the state based requirements.

4767.1Master of Advanced Imaging (MRI)CURRENT
4768.1Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)CURRENT

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