BMSC13012 - Advanced Work Integrated Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this work integrated learning unit, students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge attained in preceding and concurrent units to the professional work environment for the discipline area they are preparing to enter. This authentic practical experience allows students to experience the work role which will further develop their technical skills and professional interaction.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

PHRM19001 Pharmacology & Toxicology or BMSC13010 Pharmacology or BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 3 - 2022 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

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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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 14.29% 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: Student feedback
Feedback
More assistance required to find suitable placements
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and Discipline Leads to liaise with the Work Integrated Learning Team to identify potential additional placement opportunities
Action Taken
Discipline Leads and the Work Integrated Learning Team continue to identify potential additional placement opportunities.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The oral presentation expectation of 20 minutes is excessive
Recommendation
The requirement for the oral presentation to be re-phrased as 'up to 20 minutes'
Action Taken
The task description has been amended to read "The presentation should ideally be between 10 and 20 minutes in length and there should be time allowed for Q&A".
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Feedback on assessments was slow
Recommendation
A more efficient and coordinated system of assessment marking and feedback to be developed for the Discipline Leads by the Unit Coordinator
Action Taken
This process has been streamlined with a resultant decrease in the time taken to provide feedback to students.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students were appreciative of the support received from the Work Integrated Learning Team, Discipline Leads and the Unit Coordinator.
Recommendation
Continue to support students with a coordinated team approach.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection and peer review.
Feedback
The assessment task "Application for Employment" may be better replaced by a" Poster Presentation" of the activity described in the Oral Presentation.
Recommendation
The assessment task to be changed from "Application for Employment" to " Poster Presentation".
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection and feedback from the external accrediting body for Medical Laboratory Science, the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS).
Feedback
An Attendance Record should be included to provide evidence that the minimum hours of attendance were achieved.
Recommendation
The Timesheet function in Sonia to be activated and students to complete a timesheet for each attendance that will form the log of attendance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the flexibility of the timing of clinical placements which allowed them to plan their workload.
Recommendation
Continue to allow flexibility where possible
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Clinical Placement Supervisor feedback
Feedback
The provision of a Supervisors Guide for the clinical placement supervisors was appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue to make the guide available with reviews and updates as necessary.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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