CQUniversity Unit Profile
MEDI12003 Imaging Procedures 1
Imaging Procedures 1
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 06-04-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

General Information

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to perform routine radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, shoulder, pelvis, thorax and abdomen on an ambulant adult at an advanced beginner level. You will demonstrate high levels of patient care and radiation safety. Principles of evidence-based practice will be introduced. You will develop skills to effectively evaluate radiographs with regard to image quality and determine if an image is diagnostic. The principles of image interpretation will be introduced and common trauma/disease processes of the chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system explored. There will be a large practical and simulated experiential learning element of this unit performed in the digital radiological laboratories and imaging workstations to help develop and reinforce knowledge, understanding, basic clinical skills and a solid foundation of patient care. This unit will prepare you for your first formal clinical placement.

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

Corequisites: MEDI12001 Radiation Science MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 1 Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Sciences MEDI11001 Fundamentals of Imaging Professions MEDI11003 Relational Anatomy MEDI11004 Professional Practice MEDI11005 Patient Care in the Allied Health Professions

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

Mackay

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. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 40%
5. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

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 Student feedback and staff discussion

Feedback

The format and delivery of the content used has worked well and supports students' different learning styles and results in successful student outcomes.

Recommendation

Continue with same format of face-to-face lectures, supervised practice labs, independent labs, supervised imaging labs, followed by tutorials each week, and independent practice with the VR learing tool.

Feedback from Student feedback, self-reflection and staff discussion

Feedback

The Virtual Reality (VR) learning tool that was introduced this term is a valuable learning resource to students allowing additional opportunities to practice x-ray imaging skills in a safe environment, however service delivery and IT issues delayed the release of the VR tool until the later part of the term.

Recommendation

Maintain and develop the VR learning tool, adding newly available VR system functionality.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Safely and effectively perform at an advanced beginner level simulated radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, pelvic and shoulder girdles and of the thorax and abdomen, focusing on commonly requested examinations on ambulant adults
  2. Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment
  3. Assess radiographs for technical sufficiency
  4. Discuss methods to modify a radiographic examination to improve technical sufficiency and/or better demonstrate required anatomy
  5. Identify radiographic appearances of normal anatomical structures, common normal variants and common pathologies of the appendicular skeleton, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, thorax and abdomen
  6. Use technical terminology correctly in discussing the set-up of the beam, patient and image receptor for a radiographic examination and in discussing radiographic images and their appearances
  7. Discuss the indications for, anatomical features demonstrated by and technical set-ups, patient care requirements and specific imaging goals of the various radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities, shoulder and pelvic girdles, thorax and abdomen.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice (2020 version):

  • Domain 1 Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7
  • Domain 1A Diagnostic radiographer: capability 1
  • Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2 
  • Domain 3 Communicator and collaborator: capability 1
  • Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2
  • Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1 and 2

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 6 7
1 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 40%
5 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 40%
5 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide 3rd Edition (2015)

Authors: Raby, Berman, De Lacey
Elsevier
Sydney Sydney , NSW , Australia
ISBN: 9780702042324
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Bontrager's Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques 9th Edition (2018)

Authors: John Lampignano & Leslie E. Kendrick
Elsevier
St.Louis St.Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323485258
Binding: Spiral
Prescribed

Bontrager's Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy 9th Edition (2018)

Authors: John Lampignano & Leslie E. Kendrick
Elsevier
St. Louis St. Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323399661
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

These texts will also be used for MEDI12006 and MEDI13006.

The prescribed texts are packaged together at a reduced cost to students. Copies can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

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

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Natalie Sciascia Unit Coordinator
n.sciascia@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Radiographic Technique & Radiography of the Digits

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 4

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Hand & Wrist

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 4

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Forearm & Elbow 

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 4

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Humerus & Shoulder Girdle

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 5

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical Assessment 1 - Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd April 2020

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Review of the Upper Extremity

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Good Friday
Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

VACATION WEEK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Abdomen


Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 3

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 9


Events and Submissions/Topic

Reflection & Action Plan - due Friday 24th April 2020


Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Thorax


Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 2 & 10

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 1 & 7


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Toes, Foot & Calcaneus


Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 6

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 4


Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Labour Day Monday

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Ankle & Tibia/Fibula

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 6

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Knee & Femur


Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 6 & 7

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 4 & 5


Events and Submissions/Topic

In-class Test Due: Week 10 Thursday (21 May 2020) 2:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Radiography of the Pelvis & Hips

Chapter

Bontrager's Textbook Ch 7

Bontrager's Handbook Ch 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Consolidation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical Assessment 2 - Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th June 2020

Professional Behaviours Form - due Friday 12th June 2020

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit is at Mackay Ooralea campus running from Weeks 1 to 14. The formal exam for this unit will be held within the exam timetable period.


Note that 150 hours of student engagement is required for this unit. You should plan to attend/view all lectures (2 hrs/wk), supervised labs (2.5 hrs/wk), independent labs (1 hr/wk) and tutorials (1 hr/wk), as this will be integral to the development of knowledge and skills required for the assessments of the unit. You are expected to practice the positioning techniques during the timetabled independent practice sessions that are timed between the first and second lab class each week. The pace of class lab activities has been set with the expectation of practice and corresponding skill development. You should plan to apply an equal amount of time per week on your personal study (readings, skills practice and assessment preparation) as you do attending the on-campus classes.


This unit is designed to run concurrently with MEDI12001 Radiation Science and MEDI12002 Science & Instrumentation 1. You are expected to apply your knowledge and skills from those two units to both learning activities and assessments in this unit.


The unit coordinator for this unit is: Natalie Sciascia


Preferred contact is by email at n.sciascia@cqu.edu.au. Alternatively, I can be contacted by phone on (07) 4940 7482 or Ext. 57482.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment 1

Task Description

Performing simulated radiography techniques in the x-ray lab environment allows you to apply your learned skills, by positioning your peers as patients for simulated x-ray examinations and modifying technical factors. Attending the supervised and independent practice lab sessions is crucial to your learning success and preparation for your clinical placements.


Practical Assessment 1 is an individual 12 minute practical assessment in the x-ray suite. You will perform one simulated conventional radiography examination on one anatomical region using a peer as your patient. Feedback provided from this assessment will enable you to structure your learning and make improvements to your performance in preparation for Practical Assessment 2 in Week 13.


Practical assessment 1 will focus on patient care, examination justification, patient positioning, imaging technique, safe practice and management of the radiographic process.


You will be required to perform only one simulated x-ray projection that has been covered in the unit material from Weeks 1-3.


Please note:

  • This is a timed examination. You will have 12 minutes to complete the assessment. If all of the practical elements of the assessment are not completed within the allocated 12 minutes, the assessment will be stopped and you will be marked based on your performance up to that point.
  • You must present for your individual practical assessment dressed as you would present to the clinical environment. Any student not adhering to the dress code may be excluded from the assessment.
  • This assessment task may be recorded using a video camera to enable moderation.
  • As this is a simulation of a clinical procedure, you must perform this assessment without referring to any guidance resources (e.g. notes, texts, electronic devices) – this is a closed book assessment.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score you will be given two additional opportunities to perform the assessment. The first re-attempt will be scheduled within 7 calendar days of receiving the scores and feedback of the original assessment.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score at the first re-attempt, a second re-attempt will be scheduled within 7 calendar days of receiving the scores and feedback of the first re-attempt. The 7 calendar days do not include Vacation Week.


This is a pass/fail assessment item that must be completed by the specified due date.  If you have extenuating circumstances that cause you to be unable to attend your practical at your timetabled date and time, you must apply for an assessment extension.  See Section 5 of the University's Assessment Policy and Procedure for details regarding assessment management, specifically around assessment extension.  If your request for an extension is approved, you will be assigned a new practical date/time which will be set according to the availability of the imaging facilities and supervising staff.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you can attend at that new assigned date/time.  In the absence of an approved extension, you will not be able to complete this task at a later date and would thus receive a Fail grade for the assessment task, which would result in a Fail grade for the unit.



Assessment Due Date

Assessment will be held during timetabled practice lab sessions on Thursday and Friday of Week 4


Return Date to Students

Written feedback provided within 2 weeks of assessment


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Areas assessed:

  • Interpretation and justification of the clinical request
  • Preparation of the x-ray room and ancillary equipment
  • Positive identification of patient and introduction
  • Verification of anatomical area and relevant clinical history
  • Determination of pregnancy status
  • Gaining informed consent
  • Projection performed effectively
  • Projection performed in a timely manner
  • Use of primary anatomical markers
  • Correct application of appropriate radiation shielding
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Appropriate debrief and dismiss of patient
  • Infection control
  • Communication skills
  • Professionalism

Each main category has one or more tasks. Each task has a minimum score required for a pass. Some tasks are of a more critical nature than others, therefore require a higher level of performance.


Please note:

  • Detailed performance and assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on the unit Moodle site.
  • Each performance criterion has a specified target score of 3, 4 or 5 out of 5.
  • Specified critical criteria requires achieving a score of 5 out of 5, allowing for no errors or omissions.

To achieve a 'Pass' for this assessment, you must:

  • attain a score of 5 for ALL critical criteria, AND
  • attain the minimum specified target in all but one non-critical criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Safely and effectively perform at an advanced beginner level simulated radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, pelvic and shoulder girdles and of the thorax and abdomen, focusing on commonly requested examinations on ambulant adults
  • Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment 2

Task Description

Performing simulated radiography techniques in the x-ray lab environment allows you to apply your learned skills, by positioning your peers as patients for simulated x-ray examinations and modifying technical factors. Attending the supervised and independent practice lab sessions is crucial to your learning success and preparation for your clinical placements.


Practical Assessment 2 is an individual 15 minute practical assessment in the x-ray suite. You will perform a simulated radiography examination on one anatomical region using a peer as your patient.


This assessment will focus on patient care, examination justification, patient positioning, imaging technique, safe practice and management of the radiographic process.


You will be required to perform one simulated x-ray examination (including two views/projections) that has been covered in the unit material for this term.


Please note:

  • This is a timed examination. You will have 15 minutes to complete the assessment. If all of the practical elements of the assessment are not completed within the allocated 15 minutes, the assessment will be stopped and you will be marked based on your performance up to that point.
  • You must present for your individual practical assessment dressed as you would present to the clinical environment. Any student not adhering to the dress code may be excluded from the assessment.
  • This assessment task may be recorded using a video camera to enable moderation.
  • As this is a simulation of a clinical procedure, you must perform this assessment without referring to any guidance resources (e.g. notes, texts, electronic devices) – this is a closed book assessment.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score you will be given only one additional opportunity to be re-assessed. The re-attempt will be scheduled within 7 calendar days of receiving the scores and feedback of the original assessment.


This is a pass/fail assessment item that must be completed by the specified due date. If you have extenuating circumstances that cause you to be unable to attend your practical at your timetabled date and time, you must apply for an assessment extension. See Section 5 of the University's Assessment Policy and Procedure for details regarding assessment management, specifically around assessment extension. If your request for an extension is approved, you will be assigned a new practical date/time which will be set according to the availability of the imaging facilities and supervising staff. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can attend at that new assigned date/time. In the absence of an approved extension, you will not be able to complete this task at a later date and would thus receive a Fail grade for the assessment task, which would result in a Fail grade for the unit.



Assessment Due Date

Assessment will be held during timetabled practical assessment lab sessions on Monday and Tuesday of Week 13


Return Date to Students

Written feedback provided within 2 weeks of assessment


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Areas assessed:
  • Interpretation and justification of the clinical request
  • Preparation of the x-ray room and ancillary equipment
  • Positive identification of patient and introduction
  • Verification of anatomical area and relevant clinical history
  • Determination of pregnancy status
  • Gaining informed consent
  • Projection performed effectively
  • Projection performed in a timely manner
  • Use of primary anatomical markers
  • Correct application of appropriate radiation shielding
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Appropriate debrief and dismiss of patient
  • Infection control
  • Communication skills
  • Professionalism

Each main category has one or more tasks. Each task has a minimum score required for a pass. Some tasks are of a more critical nature than others, therefore require a higher level of performance.


Please note:

  • Detailed performance and assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on the unit Moodle site.
  • Each performance criterion has a specified target score of 3, 4 or 5 out of 5.
  • Specified critical criteria requires achieving a score of 5 out of 5, allowing for no errors or omissions.

To achieve a 'Pass' for this assessment, you must:

  • attain a score of 5 for ALL critical criteria, AND
  • attain the minimum specified target in ALL non-critical criteria.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Safely and effectively perform at an advanced beginner level simulated radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, pelvic and shoulder girdles and of the thorax and abdomen, focusing on commonly requested examinations on ambulant adults
  • Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Professional Behaviours, Reflection & Action Plan

Task Description

The purpose of this assessment is to prepare you for the clinical environment and the professional responsibilities required of a radiographer. You will also reflect on your skill development and set a SMART goal.


This assessment consists of two parts to complete and upload:

  • Reflection & Action Plan - due Week 6 Friday 24th Apr 2020 at 4pm
  • Professional Behaviours - due Week 13 Friday 12th Jun 2020 at 4pm


Reflection & Action Plan

This assessment further develops your skills of reflection on your practice so that you may apply what you have learned to improve your practice. You learned how to reflect in MEDI11004 Professional Practice, and you will now use reflection to develop as a professional by self-assessing the weaker areas of your performance. You will also receive feedback from your lab supervisor and peers during weekly practical lab sessions that you will document and use to reflect upon.


During lab sessions, each student will be required to observe their peers and provide constructive feedback to the student who is playing the role of "radiographer". You will provide feedback based on the technical performance and patient care and communication skills demonstrated. You are to log on the Feedback Form any feedback you receive from your lab supervisor or peers, plus add your own observations. Then, select an attribute/s that you feel requires improvement and reflect on your performance for this attribute.


By applying a deeper understanding of your thinking and actions that you have obtained from your reflection, you must develop an action plan that you will implement in the labs for the remainder of the term in preparation for your up-coming clinical placement. Discuss how you plan to raise the performance of your selected attribute by setting a SMART goal (specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and time-based). By addressing each item in the SMART acronym you will articulate specific actions that you will implement in order to improve your performance related to that attribute.


Format of submission - A Word template will be provided for this assessment item, so that you can enter your response under each heading to address the required content points. As this is a reflective report, you are to write in the first person. The Reflection and Action Plan should be 600-800 words in length, with a maximum word count of 1000.


Upload the Reflection & Action Plan Assessment onto the unit Moodle site.


Professional Behaviours

Professional behaviour is a vital component of competency as a health care professional. As such you will be expected to demonstrate this consistently whilst working in the simulated clinical environment of the imaging labs.


The Professional Behaviours Assessment Form is available on the unit Moodle site. You must bring it with you to each of your scheduled supervised practical lab classes. This form details the behaviours required. Your lab supervisor will assess your performance relative to the stated standards. Your lab supervisor will complete and sign the form every session.


Once completed this form must be uploaded via the unit Moodle site for review by the unit coordinator.


Please ensure you check due dates and times for submissions, and that all paperwork is completed correctly and accurately. Failure to do so will result in a fail mark for that assessment item.


This is a pass/fail assessment item that must be completed by the specified due date. If you have extenuating circumstances that cause you to be unable to submit your assessment at the due date and time, you must apply for an assessment extension. See Section 5 of the University's Assessment Policy and Procedure for details regarding assessment management, specifically around assessment extension. If your request for an extension is approved, you will be assigned a new due date/time. In the absence of an approved extension, you will not be able to submit this task at a later date and would thus receive a Fail grade for the assessment, which would result in a Fail grade for the unit.



Assessment Due Date

Reflection & Action Plan - due Week 6 Friday 24th Apr 2020 at 4pm, Professional Behaviours Form - due Week 13 Friday 12th Jun 2020 at 4pm


Return Date to Students

Feedback provided within 2 weeks of each assessment


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Reflection and Action Plan


The reflection and action plan submissions are assessed for:

  • completeness of the submission (providing a response in each area of the template to address the stated questions and instructions in the task description)
  • depth of discussions (analysis, interpretation, evaluation, recognition of own thinking and actions)
  • relevance and practicality of the proposed actions
  • clarity and format of writing (including logical flow, spelling, punctuation, grammar and correct use of Harvard system in citing external sources)
  • adhering to word limit

A marking rubric will be posted on the unit Moodle site to specify the 'Pass' requirements for each criterion listed above.

In the event that your submission does not meet the 'Pass' requirements as per the rubric, you will be provided detailed feedback and guidance by the unit coordinator. You will then have one week to respond to the feedback and resubmit the Reflection and Action Plan assessment.


Professional Behaviours


Assessed upon:

  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Professional Attire
  • Preparedness
  • Productivity
  • Teamwork
  • Professional decorum
  • Feedback

Detailed assessment criteria and a marking rubric are available on the unit Moodle site.


You will receive 8 points per lab class if all assessment criteria are met. Points will be deducted for any criteria, including attendance, where you have not demonstrated the behaviour to the required standard. 


To attain a 'Pass' for this assessment, you must:

  • submit the reflection and action plan by the stated due date
  • meet the 'Pass' requirements in all criteria of the reflection and action plan after a maximum of two attempts (initial submission and one re-submission)
  • receive 80% of available points for the professional behaviours evaluation
  • complete and upload the professional behaviours evaluation form by the due date.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Cross Cultural Competence

4 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
In-class Test

Task Description

A one hour and thirty minute (1.5 hours) in-class written test.


As health care professionals, radiographers must consider many variables during the radiographic imaging process and be able to apply their imaging knowledge and skills to solve problems as they present clinically.


This in-class test includes the use of images in the form of photographs, radiographic images, and line drawings. These images are used as a basis for a series of questions related to each image. Subjects covered include amongst others, patient positioning, image quality and improvement, anatomy, radiographic pathology, and patient care. You are required to review the included images and to answer all questions related to each image.


The radiographic images offered may be of the following examination categories:

  • Upper extremity
  • Shoulder girdle
  • Abdomen
  • Thorax


This test is a closed-book assessment of 1 hour and 30 minutes duration. You will have a five minute settling in period and 5 minute perusal time prior to the allotted writing time. You will write the test under supervision. You are responsible for conducting yourself as you would in a formal examination as detailed in the Assessment Procedures. You will hand in your test paper and rough paper at the end of the test period.


This test must be written at the timetabled date and time. There is no provision for a late submission and no late penalty can be applied. In the absence of an approved extension, you cannot complete this assessment at a later time, and you will receive a mark of zero for the assessment if you have not completed it by the scheduled date and time. If you have an approved extension, you will be assigned a new test date and time as soon as possible after the original test date, according to availability of a test supervisor and an appropriate room. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can attend at that new assigned date/time. Please see Section 5 of the the University's Assessment Policy and Procedure for details regarding Assessment Management, specifically around assessment extension.



Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Thursday (21 May 2020) 2:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Written feedback within 2 weeks


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment on:

  • Patient care and comfort
  • Radiation safety
  • Identification of normal anatomy
  • Identification of abnormalities on x-ray images
  • Scientific description of technical sufficiency of images
  • Accurate description of patient positioning
  • Application of knowledge to correct positioning errors
  • Application of knowledge to correct technical insufficiency of images


Question responses will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Correct use of scientific terminology
  • Correct selection and application of core concepts to the specific content of the question
  • Clarity, correctness, relevance and completeness of the response in addressing the question that was asked.


The number of marks for each question are allocated based on the depth and breadth of the required response, and will be indicated on the test paper.



Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Safely and effectively perform at an advanced beginner level simulated radiographic examinations of the appendicular skeleton, pelvic and shoulder girdles and of the thorax and abdomen, focusing on commonly requested examinations on ambulant adults
  • Assess radiographs for technical sufficiency
  • Discuss methods to modify a radiographic examination to improve technical sufficiency and/or better demonstrate required anatomy
  • Identify radiographic appearances of normal anatomical structures, common normal variants and common pathologies of the appendicular skeleton, shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, thorax and abdomen
  • Use technical terminology correctly in discussing the set-up of the beam, patient and image receptor for a radiographic examination and in discussing radiographic images and their appearances


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No calculators permitted
Closed Book
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?