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This course provides you with the basic physical principles and radiographic techniques used in imaging the chest and extremities. You can also select the option to cover skull and facial bones (medical practitioner option).

In addition to lectures, the program provides practical instruction and development of basic positioning and technical skills.

Who should participate

This course is suitable for you if you are a registered health or allied health professional engaged in limited routine radiography. It assumes knowledge of bone anatomy and medical terminology.



QUT Gardens Point
2 George Street
Qld 4001


Registrations are now closed for 2017.

Further courses are planned for 2018. Dates to be confirmed.


This course runs over 4 consecutive days, with varying times.

This course consists of formal lectures and small group practical or tutorial sessions. An examination will be conducted on the last day.

There are two registration options for this course:

  • Chest and Extremities – Rural  and remote (extended)
  • Chest and Extremities – Rural and remote (medical practitioner) - this option also covers skull and facial bones.

We will provide some pre-reading notes approximately two weeks before course begins.


Registration fees to be confirmed.

2017 fee: $1,650 (GST included)

Fees include:

  • course materials
  • access to online materials
  • light refreshments.


For more information about course content or assessment, contact Vicki Braithwaite.

For all registration or payments queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.

Register your interest for future courses.


The major topics covered are:

  • basic radiation physics
  • radiographic equipment
  • radiographic technique
  • radiographic processing
  • radiation protection
  • licensing regulations.

Lectures and practical sessions will be facilitated by QUT medical radiation sciences staff. The radiographic suite is well equipped with general X-ray units, mobile equipment and modern processing facilities.


If you successfully complete this course and meet the eligibility criteria set by Queensland Health, you may apply for a trainee Chest and Extremities - Rural and Remote (Extended) licence. What you learn in this course covers Stage 1 of the competencies required in the application process.

Health and safety

Workplace health and safety regulations require appropriate dress for practical sessions, including closed-in shoes.

Register your interest

Register your interest for future courses.

Register your interest

Email Continuing Professional Education to register your interest for future courses, and we'll contact you when dates are confirmed and registrations open.


When you register for the course, you'll create an account with us and pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You'll be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a full refund minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee.

No registration refunds will be made within 10 business days of the course starting.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.