CQUniversity Unit Profile
MEDI13002 Imaging Procedures 3
Imaging Procedures 3
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General Information

Overview

Imaging Procedures 3 builds upon the core knowledge and skills developed and consolidated during Imaging Procedures 1 and 2 and clinical practice. This unit will predominantly focus on practical Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and on safe administration of intravenous contrast media. On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills and knowledge to be able to perform simulated CT examinations of the brain, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. You will learn the foundation knowledge and skills of intravenous (IV) cannulation. You will perform CT procedures and simulated IV cannulation in our clinical simulation laboratory.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: MEDI12006 Imaging Procedure 2 and MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 and MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1 and MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation Co-requisite: MEDI13001 Science & Instrumentation 3

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 - 2018

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. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail

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 Student feedback

Feedback

Recorded lectures would assist with follow up studies and aid in relieving some stresses of note-taking during the live lecture.

Recommendation

Request a lecture theatre for live lectures on campus that has the capabilities of recording to provide the students with the added benefit of revisiting the lecture at a later time.

Feedback from Student feedback and unit coordinator reflection

Feedback

A bookings sheet be made available for the CT room for students to be able to perform independent practice in addition to timetabled CT lab sessions.

Recommendation

With a large number of students seeking independent practice time in the CT lab, it would be highly suitable to organise a bookings sheet allowing for fair distribution of practice lab time.

Feedback from Unit coordinator reflection

Feedback

The in-class test as an assessment item was a good method of assessing the large volume of CT content, in addition to the cannulation and CT practical assessments. It ensures that the students present to their clinical placement with a broad base of CT knowledge.

Recommendation

Maintain the assessment structure of a cannulation practical assessment, a CT practical assessment and an in-class test to best assess CT imaging techniques.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  2. analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality
  3. optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice:
Domain 1 Professional and ethical conduct: capabilities 1 - 3
Domain 3 Evidence based practice and professional learning: capabilities 1 - 2
Domain 4 Radiation safety and risk management: capabilities 1 - 5
Domain 5 Practice in medical radiation science: capabilities 1 - 8
Domain 5a Practice in diagnostic radiography: capability 3

The Australian Institute of Radiographers (AIR) recommends that IV cannulation be taught at undergraduate level.

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 - Practical Assessment - 0%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
3 - In-class Test(s) - 0%
4 - Practical Assessment - 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

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 - In-class Test(s) - 0%
4 - Practical Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Computed Tomography for Technologists (2011)

Authors: Romans, Lois E.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN:
Binding: Other

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

MEDI13002 commences in Week 2

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

IV Cannulation and Contrast Safety

Chapter

Romans, Chapter 12 and pages 142-147

Merrill's, Volume 2 Chapter 18

IV cannulation workbook available on the course Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Humanistic & Scientific Aspects of CT

Chapter

Romans, Chapters 10 & 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Head

Chapter

Romans, Chapter 19 and pages 183-197

Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Good Friday

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

CT Special Procedures

Chapter

Romans, Chapters 23 & 24 and pages 273-287

Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Easter Monday


IV Cannulation Practical Assessment Due: Week 5 Wednesday (4 Apr 2018) 1:30 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

VACATION WEEK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Spine

Chapter

Romans, pages 198 - 203

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Principles of CT Angiography

Chapter

Romans, pages 147-164, 242-245, 269-273, 285

Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Anzac Day Wednesday
Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Thorax

Chapter

Romans, Chapter 16 and pages 267 - 272

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Abdomen

Chapter

Romans, Chapters 17 & 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Public Holiday - Labour Day Monday

Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Pelvis & Hips

Chapter

Romans, Chapters 17 & 21

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

CT Imaging of the Extremities

Chapter

Romans, Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Consolidation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

CT Practical Assessment Due: Review/Exam Week Tuesday (5 June 2018) 9:00 am AEST
In-class Test Due: Review/Exam Week Thursday (7 June 2018) 9:00 am AEST
Professional Behaviours Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Re-tests for CT Practical Assessment - Monday
Term Specific Information

This unit commences in Week 2, running until Week 14. The final assessment for this unit (Re-tests for CT Practical Assessment) is timetabled for Week 14.

Note that the requirement of 150 hours of student engagement with the unit still holds. You should plan to attend all lectures (2 hrs/wk), supervised CT labs (2 hrs/wk), independent lab practice (1.5 hrs/wk), cannulation labs (4 hrs) and tutorials (1 hr/wk), as this will be integral to the development of knowledge and skills required for the assessments of the unit. Students are expected to practice CT techniques during the timetabled practice sessions. The pace of class CT lab activities has been set with this 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.

Please note this important information from the University Assessment Procedures.  A student who fails any assessment item in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

Assessment Tasks

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
IV Cannulation Practical Assessment

Task Description

An individual 15 minute practical assessment in the general science lab. You will perform intravenous cannulation on the arm or hand of a cannulation phantom for this practical assessment.

This is a holistic assessment and you must consider all aspects of the patient's journey during cannulation, including patient care and communication as well as the practical elements of the cannulation. For the first part of the assessment, the assessor will take the part of the patient. For the second part you will cannulate the arm phantom.

Please note -

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • 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.
  • You will have 15 minutes to complete the assessment. If all 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 to that point.
  • 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 (eg. notes, texts, electronic devices) - this is a closed book assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

This assessment task must be completed on the specified day and time. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Wednesday (4 Apr 2018) 1:30 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Wednesday (25 Apr 2018)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Assessed on:

  • Patient care
  • Professional communication
  • Legal requirements
  • Infection control
  • Sharps safety
  • Effective and safe cannulation

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 assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score on all tasks you will be given two additional opportunities to perform the assessment.  The first re-test will be scheduled within two working days of the original test date.  The second and final re-test will be scheduled in Week 14.
  • As this is a pass/fail assessment in a pass/fail unit, no supplemental assessment is available.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Practical assessment in the general science lab.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  • demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
CT Practical Assessment

Task Description

You will perform an individual 20 minute practical assessment of a CT clinical simulation procedure in the CT suite.

You will be given a CT examination referral for one of the non-contrast CT protocols that have been covered during the CT practical lab sessions of this unit.

This is a holistic assessment and you must consider all aspects of the patient journey, including patient care and communication as well as the technical aspects of the examination. For the first part of the assessment the assessor will take the part of the patient. For the second part you will use the CT anthropomorphic phantom and complete the required CT examination.

Please note -

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • 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.
  • The examination is timed. You will have 20 minutes to complete the practical elements of the task.  If the practical element of the examination is not completed within the allocated 20 minutes, the practical element will be stopped and you will be marked based on your performance to that point.
  • 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 (eg. notes, texts, electronic devices) - this is a closed book assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

This assessment task must be completed as specified in the Assessment Due Date below. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Tuesday (5 June 2018) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Written feedback within 2 weeks.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

This is an holistic assessment of CT imaging skills. You will be assessed on the following main categories of activities:

  • Justification
  • Patient communication
  • Legal requirements
  • Use of the control panel
  • Use of the gantry and table
  • Selection of protocols and imaging parameters
  • Scan planning and manipulation of data set
  • Accurate use of terminology

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 assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • To attain a pass score in this assessment you must achieve the minimum score in ALL of the criteria.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score on all tasks you will be given one additional opportunity to perform the assessment to be scheduled on Monday Week 14.
  • As this is a pass/fail assessment in a pass/fail unit, no supplemental assessment is available.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Practical Assessment in CT lab.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  • analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality
  • optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  • demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.


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

3 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
In-class Test

Task Description

A two-hour in-class written assessment.

You will write an in-class test to demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts and use the terminology based on content provided from all weeks of this unit. Question tasks will be of the same types that you will practice in weekly tutorials. These tasks may include analysis of projected diagrams, photographs and CT images, creation of line diagrams to illustrate concepts, explanations and discussions.

This is a closed-book assessment and no notes, texts or electronic devices are allowed into the class during this assessment task. You will have a five minute perusal time prior to the allotted writing time. You will write the test under examination conditions as detailed in the Assessment Procedures. You will submit your test paper and rough paper at the end of the test period.

This test must be written at the timetabled date and time. As per the Assessment Procedures, this task is to be completed during a defined period. There is no opportunity to apply a late penalty. If you arrive late, you may enter the test room up to 30 minutes after the start of the test, however, you will still be required to submit your test at the standard test end time. You will not be allowed entry more than 30 minutes after the test starts. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity for you to complete this assessment at a later time, and you will receive a mark of zero for the assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Thursday (7 June 2018) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Written feedback within 2 weeks of the due date.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessed on:

  • Correct use of scientific terminology
  • Identification of normal cross-sectional anatomy
  • Identification of abnormalities on cross-sectional imaging
  • Application of knowledge of imaging protocols
  • Accurate description of patient positioning
  • Application and adaptation of CT data sets to suit individual clinical circumstances
  • Analysis of CT data sets to evaluate scan quality
  • Accurate consideration of contrast safety, cannulation technique and contrast use.

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
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  • analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality
  • optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances


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

4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Professional Behaviours

Task Description

Professional behaviour is a vital component of your competencies 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.

A professional behaviours assessment form will be available on the unit Moodle site. You must bring it with you to each of your scheduled labs. This form details the behaviours required. Your lab tutor will assess your performance relative to the stated standards. For any category where you have not demonstrated the behaviour to the standard, one demerit point will apply. Your lab tutor will complete and sign the form every session. If you fail to bring your form to your scheduled lab session you will be awarded one demerit. Once completed this form must be uploaded via the unit Moodle site for review by the unit coordinator.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

This assessment task must be completed by the specified due date. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date, and there will be no opportunity to apply a late penalty.  Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass-fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

This assessment form must be completed and uploaded by the due date set in the unit Moodle site or you will be awarded a fail grade for this task. This will result in a fail grade for the unit as per the university procedure.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (15 June 2018)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass

Assessment Criteria

Assessed upon:

  • Adherence to dress code
  • Punctuality
  • Use of materials
  • Use of class time
  • Team behaviour
  • Professional behaviour
  • Acceptance of feedback

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

In order to receive a "pass" grade for this task you must:

  • receive no more than six (6) demerit marks if you attend all scheduled lab sessions. The maximum allowable number of demerit points will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for any students who do not attend all scheduled lab sessions.
  • complete and upload the assessment form by the due date set in the unit Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Completed forms to be uploaded via the unit Moodle site.

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


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Work
  • 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?