CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC12005 Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning
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General Information

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to apply theoretical knowledge attained in preceding and concurrent units to the professional work environment for your discipline. This authentic practical experience will allow you to interact with industry practitioners and experience the work role to further develop your technical skills and professional communication.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: BMSC11003 Introduction to Medical Sciences Extra Pre-Requisites CL10:BMSC11005 Foundations to BiochemistryCo-Requisite for CL10:BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion ScienceExtra Pre-requisite CG93 (Pathology Major): BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion ScienceExtra Pre-requisites (Clinical Measurement Major): BMSC12006 – Cardiorespiratory Physiology & Measurement OR BMSC12007 – Neurophysiology & Measurement

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: 50%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle Have Your Say

Feedback

The competency assessment items in the workbook were appreciated as they provided an acknowledgement of achievement progressively throughout the placement

Recommendation

Continue to provide 'check-points' for competence in the workbook.

Feedback from Moodle Have Your Say and Unit Coordinator reflection.

Feedback

More time be dedicated to understanding Quality Assurance.

Recommendation

Consideration will be given on how additional resources such as short, focus videos related to Quality Assurance can be provided to students while on placement.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge and develop competence in the professional work role context
  2. Analyse quality assurance and quality control procedures
  3. Justify ethical and legal considerations for patient confidentiality
  4. Demonstrate the diagnostic process in a clinical environment
  5. Develop professional communication and problem solving skills.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 50%
2 - Portfolio - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 50%
2 - Portfolio - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

There are no textbooks for this Work Integrated Learning unit.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Sonia Online
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Wayne Pederick Unit Coordinator
w.pederick@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

This is a Clinical Placement Unit and as such you will be required to attend a placement for 180 hours

Please see assessment tasks for details of weekly placement schedule

Chapter

There are no set texts for this unit.

A Workbook with tasks for completion is provided.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Actual placement schedule will differ for each student.

Placements will be arranged for each individual student by liaison with the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences Clinical Placement Coordinator via the Sonia Placement system.

A weekly Zoom session is held to allow for contact with students whilst on placement.

Assessment items are to be submitted at the conclusion of the placement.

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

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Chapter

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Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

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Supervisor evaluation 1 due

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

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Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

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Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

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Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

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Supervisor Evaluation 2 due.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

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Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

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Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

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Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

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Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

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Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

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Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

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Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

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Term Specific Information

The Unit Coordinator for this Unit is Wayne Pederick who can be contacted by e-mail (w.pederick@cqu.edu.au) or via the Moodle forums.

For Discipline Specific queries the Discipline Leads are also available for consultation, Dr Candice Pullen (c.pullen@cqu.edu.au) for Clinical Measurement and Ms. Ingrid Christiansen (i.christiansen@cqu.edu.au) for Pathology.

There is also a weekly Zoom 'drop-in' session hosted by the Unit Coordinator to allow you to discuss any issues or ask any questions that you might have, the details of the Zoom session are on the Moodle page.

Assessment Tasks

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Clinical Supervisor Evaluations

Task Description

Clinical Placement occurs in the professional workplace. As a student you are provided access to that workplace on the condition that you demonstrate behaviours and attributes of a healthcare professional and present a positive image to the placement facility's staff and patients. Professional attributes such as good team work, communication, patient care and safe practice are highly valued by employers. In this placement, you will demonstrate your skills in this area.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have provided documentary evidence where applicable (to be forwarded to smas-clinicalplacements@cqu.edu.au or uploaded in the Sonia Placement System) of the following BEFORE your placement commences:

  • Australian Blue Card
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Tuberculosis vaccination

PRIOR to commencement of your placement you will be required to complete a pre-placement checklist which is available on the Sonia site. The completed checklist must be submitted to the Sonia site.

Further information on the pre-placement requirements is available on the Sonia site.

Your placement supervisor will be requested to complete, sign and return a report to the SHMAS Clinical Placements Coordinator regarding your placement. This report will assess:

  1. Adherence to Health and Safety requirements whilst on placement
  2. Respect for confidentiality requirements whilst on placement
  3. Professionalism, interaction and communication whilst on placement
  4. Professional behaviour whilst on placement
  5. Capability whilst on placement
  6. Additional comments

Your placement supervisor will be requested to complete, sign, and return a report to the Clinical Placements Coordinator of the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences regarding your placement. Reports will be submitted on completion of your placement. These evaluations should be discussed with you prior to submission.


Assessment Due Date

Submitted by placement supervisor on completion of 3 and 6 weeks of work placement


Return Date to Students

Feedback is immediately provided by the placement supervisor. Graded submissions will be returned to students within three weeks of submission.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

You must achieve at least 50% of the total possible score for this piece of assessment to pass the unit.

If your placement supervisor recommends failure in their additional comments, you may be failed for this unit, regardless of your overall score.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Evaluations submitted by Supervisors to Clinical Placement Team

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply knowledge and develop competence in the professional work role context
  • Analyse quality assurance and quality control procedures
  • Justify ethical and legal considerations for patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrate the diagnostic process in a clinical environment
  • Develop professional communication and problem solving skills.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Placement Workbook

Task Description

To provide structure to the learning, a placement workbook will act as the principle learning activity and assessment tool.

For students of the Clinical Measurements major the workbook has been developed in collaboration with placement providers and employers.

For students of the Pathology major: the workbook has been developed in collaboration with placement providers and employers and aligns with Standards of Competence issued by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

The workbook should be supported by a portfolio of additional evidence that you would like to include to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application during the placement. Such a portfolio is useful to show potential employers at interviews and demonstrates your achievements.

Training will be supervised by a qualified Medical Scientist, but at times training may be delegated to other competent staff. A series of activities have been designed to test your ability to contextualise the training. At the end of periods of training, in particular tasks the training supervisor will assess competence and sign a declaration that you have demonstrated a basic level of competence to perform the defined task. To develop communication skills you will be encouraged to ask questions of other members of the team in order to answer some of the tasks in the workbook. Some tasks can be marked against the standard CQUniversity grading criteria and will be used to determine an overall mark for the unit, whilst the competence-based tasks will be evaluated on a simple pass/fail basis.

You must pass all competence-based tasks for which you have received training in order that the scored tasks can be used to determine the overall grade for the unit.


Assessment Due Date

To be submitted 1 week after completion of the placement


Return Date to Students

Graded submissions will be returned to students within three weeks of submission.


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
You must pass all competence statements for which you have received training and achieve a minimum of 50% of the marks available.

Assessment Criteria

The workbook provides a breakdown of marks associated for each task and also provides guidance on what the marker is expecting you to include or consider. A minimum overall mark of 50% must be achieved for the marked assessment to pass the unit.

You must pass all competence-based tasks for which you have received training in order that the scored tasks can be used to determine the overall grade for the unit. Competence based tasks are outlined within your workbook.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply knowledge and develop competence in the professional work role context
  • Analyse quality assurance and quality control procedures
  • Justify ethical and legal considerations for patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrate the diagnostic process in a clinical environment
  • Develop professional communication and problem solving skills.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?