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BMSC14004 Specialised Work Integrated Learning
Specialised Work Integrated Learning
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General Information


This final work integrated learning unit builds on the knowledge, skills and professional behaviour developed during the course. Theoretical and technical knowledge will be applied to a professional work environment in a specialised field of diagnostic Medical Laboratory Science. You will perform technical skills and analyse the outcomes to meet the competency and skill required of an entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist. You will perform, and reflect on, safe operations and quality management in the medical laboratory, with due regard for legislation, regulation and accreditation. Behavioural aspects of professional practice are emphasised and you are expected to reflect on your own communication, decision-making and team-work skills. Critical appraisal of performance will enable you to attain competency in your professional, technical and analytical skills.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite BMSC14001 Integrated Pathology 1BMSC14005 Preparation for Professional Practice in Medical Laboratory Science Corequisite BMSC14003 Integrated Pathology 2

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 3 - 2023

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

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 Informal student feedback.


Students appreciated the opportunity to be immersed in a 'real-world' environment at the end of their course to allow them to review life post-graduation.


Continue to offer the opportunity for students to select the area that they spend their final placement in.

Feedback from Self reflection


Students benefit from the opportunity to submit a draft of their journal article as an assessment item to help them develop their article for publication in the Australian Journal of Medical Science.


Continue to engage with students to ensure that material worthy of publication is produced.

Feedback from Self reflection


The final year of the course includes two research units which provide an opportunity for students to combine their final clinical placement with their research project.


Consider ways of combining the research units and clinical placements to enhance student outcomes.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of pathology, laboratory medicine procedures and quality management to practice in the clinical context
  2. Integrate and interpret laboratory data from various sources to solve problems, inform decisions and provide advice to other health professionals
  3. Behave professionally, consistent with safe practice, during interactions with clients and other health professionals
  4. Evaluate new, or adapted, laboratory protocols and procedures to enhance efficiency and efficacy of diagnostic testing in a medical science laboratory.

The learning outcomes achieved through specialised workplace learning are linked to the objectives of the accrediting body, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

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
1 - Portfolio - 0%
2 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
3 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Portfolio - 0%
2 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
3 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Information for Textbooks and Resources has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 16 October 2023
Academic Integrity Statement

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