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MEDI14005 Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum
Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum
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General Information


This is the capstone unit of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging course. In this unit you will consolidate your technical and behavioural skills to practice holistically as a radiographer. You will demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and as an effective team member across a range of work environments and procedure areas, operating at the level expected for entry to practice as a registered practitioner.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 24
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.5

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: MEDI14006 Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4 MEDI14001 Transition to Independent Practice

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 - 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 24-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 50 hours of study per week, making a total of 600 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: Pass/Fail
2. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
5. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
6. Reflective Practice Assignment
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 Clinical supervisor feedback on student performance, unit coordinator reflections.


Due to the pandemic, almost all students had disrupted and/or reduced access to clinical learning experiences. However, all students were still able to attain the required level of clinical performance in required areas of practice.


Review formal formative feedback on student performance from clinical supervisors to identify possible adjustments to the volume of experience required for future cohorts.

Feedback from Medical Imaging teaching team


Internal review and revision of the course curriculum has determined that the continuous professional development (CPD) assessment task in this unit would be better placed in a Year 4 theory unit.


Remove the CPD assessment task from this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Behave professionally using appropriate interpersonal skills in accordance with CQUniversity's graduate attributes and the profession's Code of Conduct
  2. Practice in a safe manner with regards to yourself, patients and others
  3. Employ sound clinical reasoning and critical reflection to practice
  4. Operate as an effective Medical Imaging team member, including accepting autonomy where granted
  5. Plan and perform imaging examinations effectively and efficiently whilst ensuring the needs of the patients are met
  6. Achieve entry to practice technical proficiency in general radiography and two other core areas of practice.

This unit is mapped to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for medical radiation practitioners:

  • Domain 1: Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Domain 1A: Diagnostic radiographer: capabilities 1, 2, 3
  • Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Domain 3: Communicator and collaborator: capabilities 1, 2
  • Domain 4: Evidence-informed practitioner: capabilities 1, 2
  • Domain 5: Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1, 2, 3, 4

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
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
4 - Practical Assessment - 0%
5 - Practical Assessment - 0%
6 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a spreadsheet program such as Excel
Academic Integrity Statement

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