BMSC12005 - Work Integrated Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


BMSC11003 Introduction to Medical Sciences OR

BUSN11016 Introduction to Study and Professional Practice OR

BMSC11003 Professional Practice in Medical Sciences.

Extra Pre- or Co-Requisite for CL10 AND CG93 (Pathology Major):

BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion Science

Extra Pre-requisites for CG93 (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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2023 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 0%

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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 12.50% response rate.

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.

Source: SUTE and informal feedback
Students appreciated the opportunity to engage in an authentic work experience.
Continue to provide students the opportunity to experience authentic work placements.
Action Taken
Authentic work placements were provided as they became available.
Source: SUTE responses and academic team reflection
Responses to the SUTE have been poor for the WIL units due to the timing of the placements and the SUTE survey.
Modify the current End of Placement Site Evaluation form that students complete to include items pertaining to the student experience of the placement and to make submission a requirement of the placement.
Action Taken
The Student End of Placement Site Evaluation is now a mandatory assessment task.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Discipline Lead reflection
Currently there is no strict enforcement of the due date for assessments following placement resulting in submissions being received at varying intervals after placement.
Increase rigour around assessment submission by including additional information in the Unit Profile and have an automated email sent to students toward the end of placement to remind them of the need to submit assessments within two weeks from completion of the placement.
Action Taken
The assessment dues dates are clearly outlined in the Unit Profile and reminder emails are sent automatically from the Sonia system to remind students to submit assessments.
Source: Informal student feedback
Students appreciated the on-line version of the Workbook for Pathology.
Continue the on-line format for the Pathology workbook and consider implementing it for Clinical Physiology.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE
Some students suggested including case studies in the assessment tasks.
Consider adding case studies into the assessment tasks to link the practical experience with the theory learned in class.
Action Taken
Source: Personal reflection and peer discussion.
The involvement of the Discipline Leads in the assessment making has improved the TAT and feedback on assessments.
Continue the Discipline Lead involvement in assessment marking.
Action Taken
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10