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WIP: This thread will be updated throughout the year documenting my experiences with University of Sydney's Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) [BAppSc (DR)] course.

Units of Study brief outlines will be linked here as a reply to this thread:
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Admissions Into the Course 2020-21 Statistics

According to UAC, the Lowest Selection Ranks for BAppSc (DR) [Course Code: 513620] were the following:
Yes... It is high but if you don't get into University of Sydney, there are alternatives at other universities including University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography), Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography), Queensland University of Technology's Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) and University of Canberra's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging).

[See: Diagnostic Radiography Schools Selection Criteria (2021 Updated)]

Accepting the Offer & Enrolling
Accepting the offer was a piece of cake. Fairly self explanatory. You will be provided with an email telling you how to accept your offer. It will also let you know how you can log back into Sydney Student.

Once you have confirmed your place (i.e. Accepted your offer), you will then receive an email a few hours later letting you know that enrollment is open. This email will have instructions on how to find where to enrol into the course. Make sure you have your Unique Student Identifier (USI) and Tax File Number (TFN) on hand ready to input into the online form. Personally, everything was extremely smooth. The only place I felt I had slight trouble with was selecting my units (because well... I didn't know what I was doing 😅😅😅). My advice at this stage would be to look at the Diagnostic Radiography Handbook (Link: Diagnostic Radiography Handbook Link) and enrol for the units accordingly to those that are outlined in the Year 1 section (both Semester 1 and 2). In my case the following units were shown on my handbook and so I chose these units.

Figure 1: Handbook for Year 1.

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Figure 2: Units selected during enrollment.

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Other than this, you'll find enrollment a piece of cake.

Allocating Preferences on Sydney Timetable [Semester 1 ONLY]
Oh boy... allocating preferences was not fun. The fact that you have to choose from a range of options made my head hurt so much (especially selecting for HSBH1003). I mean look at Figure 3. I did not sign up for 10 million options being thrown at me if I'm being honest 😅.

Figure 3: HSBH1003 Preferences.

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Apart from being given a range of times for allocating preferences via Sydney Timetable, I later found that my preferences for MRTY1031 decided to change back to unallocated because USYD Admin thought it was a better idea to just arrange 4 "Sections" (Combos of Lectures, Tutorials and Practicals) instead of separating Lectures, Tutorials and Practicals. Although it was slightly inconvenient due to the fact that I had to go back to assign my new preferences, it did help with preferencing as I could actually see the schedule for this particular unit when put together into a "section".

Figure 4: Preferencing Sections for MRTY1031.

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Provisional Timetables Allocated [Semester 1]
Finally got my preliminary timetable for Semester 1! Looking at Figure 5, you can probably see the 5 overlaps on one day. Don't be too concerned if you see that. You can check that these aren't "timetable clashes" by viewing by week (Select "Current Week" then just skip through each week making sure there aren't overlaps in activities) OR checking the dates (i.e. clicking on each individual activity) of these specific lectures/tutorials/practicals.

If there are overlaps on the same day, you should have a time period where you can review and adjust your timetable to sort out these "timetable clashes".

Figure 5. Provisional Timetable viewed in "All Weeks"
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Online Orientation Day
Online orientation had the following schedule.

Figure 6. Schedule for Orientation Day Online

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Essentially, it involved warm welcomes from important people from the Faculty and a panel of Allied Health Professors talking about each allied health degree offered at the University of Sydney and how "Allied health saves the world". It also covered information about the Diagnostic Radiography course and answered many of the cohort's queries about the course. When you get the opportunity to ask questions, please do ask them. "There are no stupid questions, only people" - Mana

Susan Wakil Health Building Tour [Diagnostic Radiography]

  • The tour involved a welcome, some complimentary food and drinks and then the actual tour of the Susan Wakil Health Building.
    CreativeSpace - Showing us the available technology available on campus such as the Design Hub computers (Adobe Stuff), Video Studio (Teleprompter + Camera + Screen) and an Audio Studio (Podcast type room). There are also 3D Printers and VR technology available for use to the University of Sydney Health Science Students.
  • Visited the Medical Imaging Suites which had phantoms and 4 X-Ray rooms, 1 Ultrasound room, 1 CT Scanner and 2 dummy X-Ray Machines.
  • Visited simulation rooms where there are creepy looking mannequins in "hospital beds", a room much like someone's home for Occupational Therapy and a room simulating the Physiotherapist's clinic.
  • Susan Wakil Health Building Library. Self-explanatory.
That's all that has happened so far. I'll be updating this thread regularly so keep an eye out. :yay:
 
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Semester 1 Units of Study
BIOS1155 - Structure, Function and Disease A
Understanding the normal structure of the human body and how the different body systems interact with each other is fundamental to our understanding of health and disease. This unit of study is designed to give you an overview of the anatomy (structure), physiology (function) and pathophysiology (disease) of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems relevant for professional practice. The basic concepts of pharmacology will also be introduced to enable you to understand the action of drugs on each of the body systems.

Note: This course is really content heavy. BE PREPARED TO FEEL OVERWHELMED!!!
  • Introduction to anatomy (Week 1)
    Nothing too fancy. Just some things about anatomical planes, the anatomical position, reading X-Ray Images and CT Scans, different body movements and how cadavers are created etc.
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy (Weeks 2-4)
    Stuff involving bones, muscles, ligaments, arteries and veins.
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy of the Upper Limb. - Essentially the bones, muscles, arteries, veins & ligaments from the shoulder girdle to the end of the digits.
      • Upper Limb Quiz (10%) - 10 Multiple Choice Quiz. 1 Attempt. 15 Minutes
  • Musculoskeletal pathophysiology (Weeks 4-6)
    • Formation of Bone
    • Hormones
    • Different types of fractures
    • Tumours
    • And more.
MID SEMESTER EXAM - TOPICS ARE THE ONES ABOVE THIS LINE
  • Respiratory system (Weeks 7-9)

  • Cardiovascular system (Weeks 10-12)

  • Principles of Pharmacology

BIOS1167 - Foundations of Biomedical Science
This unit of study has been designed to cover the basics of biochemistry and cellular physiology and to provide a fundamental understanding of how the building blocks of our human body enable it to function. It will provide a strong foundation that will support your clinical experiences.
In this unit, we will answer such questions as: What are we made of? How do cells divide? How do cells transmit genetic material from parent to offspring and how are specific traits developed? What is the basis of cell communication? How do our cells obtain the energy that is needed for our bodies to function? How are we able to control internal conditions (eg body temperature, blood pressure) in order for the body to function normally? What are the impacts of ageing on body function?
  • Key Concepts of Body Chemistry
    This is mostly a recap of Chemistry in High School. If you have done Chemistry in High School, you'll be familiar with everything here.
    • Mastery Quiz (2%)
  • Building Blocks of the Human Body
    Pretty self-explanatory on what the following are.
    • Water and Carbon Chemistry
    • Solubility
    • Lipids
    • Carbohydrates
    • Proteins
    • Nucleic Acid
  • Cell Structure and Function
    • The Cell - Structure and Function
      • Mastery Quiz (2% incl. Building Blocks of the Human Body)
  • Cell Membrane Transport
IN SEMESTER EXAM - TOPICS ABOVE THIS LINE (30%)
  • Principles of Inheritance
    • Alleles, Punnet Squares etc.
    • Examples such as Trisomy - 21 etc.
    • Mitosis & Meiosis
    • And more...
  • Growth and Development
    • The stages of pregnancy
    • Factors that affect pregnancies
    • Birth Defects
    • Stuff involving Embryology
    • Development of babies
    • And more...
  • Energy and Metabolism
    • Le Chatelier's Principle
    • Anabolic and Catabolic Reactions
    • Glycolysis, Krebs Cycle, Electron Transport Chain
  • Communication (a focus on the Cell)

  • Homeostasis and Control Systems

  • The Impacts of Ageing

HSBH1003 - Health, Behaviour and Society
This unit is an introduction to both psychology and the study of society and health and is an important component of your professional degrees. The unit provides an introduction to tools which will be useful for understanding and practicing in health and wellbeing, by helping you to understand the lives of those people you will help through your work.
The unit provides an introduction to society and health and psychology as they pertain to the areas you will work in. The unit aims for you to understand how society impacts the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. You will also gain familiarity with the major paradigms and methodological approaches of contemporary psychology and you will learn how to apply psychological theory to specific health issues in your major area of study.

You will learn about the following:
  • Sociology
    • Introduction to the psychology and society and health modules
    • Social determinants of health and mental health
    • Interprofessional Learning Introductory Workshop (COMPULSORY)
    • Ethnicity and health in Australia
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
    • Global Health and inequality
Mid Semester Portfolio Assignment (Sociology)
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • 1. Biological psychology; 2. Psychology of learning
    • Social psychology
    • Abnormal psychology
    • Developmental psychology
MRTY1031 - Medical Radiation Physics
This unit is specifically intended for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of concepts in physics relevant to the use of ionising radiation in medicine - specifically X-rays. It presents an examination of the structure of matter, types of ionising radiation and their interactions with matter, all within the context of medical imaging and therapy.

You will learn about the following:
  • General Physics - Forces, Work, Energy, Matter, Power. Relationship between energy and matter. System of units. Physical quantities.
  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Light, Spectral Lines and Atomic Structure
 
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