Health and Aged Care

Taking Radiography Rural

QUTeX partners with the School of Clinical Science to take radiography rural.

QUTeX recently collaborated with the School of Clinical Sciences to deliver a continuing professional education course in Basic Radiographic Techniques for X-Ray, a critically needed service for rural and remote communities.

Ajesh Singh and Vicki Braithwaite of Clinical Sciences travelled to Cairns to deliver the course for rural and remote operators, which attracted staff from health clinics from a wide range of remote areas across Far North Queensland.

Hosted at Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, attendees benefited from a combination of practical sessions and classroom activity to learn the basic physical principles and radiographic techniques used in imaging the chest and extremities.

“Cairns Hospital provided a tremendous amount of support including the use of their x-ray equipment and their learning spaces, which participants really enjoyed.” – Ajesh Singh, Lecturer, School of Clinical Sciences QUT

Ajesh Singh, lecturer (Bachelor of Medical Imaging/ Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science)
Ajesh Singh, Lecturer (Bachelor of Medical Imaging/ Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science)

The course brought together participants from everywhere, attending from Arukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Boigu Island, Saibai Island, Croydon and Georgetown.

“One of the highlights for me was watching the participants faces when they finally put it (the course content) into practice. I was also really impressed by the supportive nature of the group”, said Ajesh.

The partnership between QUTeX and the School of Clinical Sciences provided a solid foundation for success, increasing participant numbers from two to nine.

All nine participants are now fully qualified Radiographers and we look forward to delivering the same results across other parts of rural and remote Australia.

Congratulations to our newest fully qualified Radiographers!

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Kelly is a Partnership Manager within QUT Executive Education, partnering with organisations across the Health, Ageing and Disabilities sectors in respect to professional development. Kelly has a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales, marketing and communications, Human Resources and project management.

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