RADI 6002 Research Foundations for Sonography

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Paul Stoodley Opens in new window

Description Research Foundations in Sonography provides sonography students with foundational knowledge and experience in research. The subject is comprised of two modules: 1. Research Foundations. 2. Research Application. Module 1 includes topics such as evidence, research ethics and disseminating research. Module 2 includes quality assurance and research in the clinical context.

School Medicine

Discipline Radiography

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 6 subject


Students must have successfully completed subjects totalling 40 credit points from the following program:

- 4751 Master of Cardiac Sonography
- 4743 Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography
- 4765 Graduate Diploma in Vascular Sonography
- NEW Graduate Diploma in Obstetric and Gynaecological Sonography

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

1. Describe different research approaches and the value of evidence-based medicine

2. Specify means used to help ensure the ethical conduct of research 

3. Utilise Research skills to ensure quality sonographic evidence-based practice

4. Apply research skills by sourcing and composing a clinical-based case report

Subject Content

Module 1. Research Foundations

- Evidence based medicine and finding evidence
- Approaches to research
- Research ethics
- Dissemination of research

Module 2. Research Application

- Ensuring quality
- Research in the clinical context


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Applied Project 1,000 words 35 N Individual
Professional Task 1,800 words 45 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)



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