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.


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


Completion of 96 credit points in either CG93 - Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation), CL10 - Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) or CM17 - Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

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 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2024 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.

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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 18.18% 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
Some students thought that more support around assessment tasks would be beneficial.
Consider how improved support around the assessment tasks may be achieved including tutorial videos on the assessment task topics.
Action Taken
Additional resources have been provided on the assessment tasks to assist students in understanding the requirements of each task.
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: 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
Source: Informal student feedback.
Students appreciated the ability to nominate the dates and location of the placement.
Continue to allow flexibility around timing and location of placements.
Action Taken
Source: Informal student feedback.
Students enjoyed the poster assessment task that is linked to the oral presentation task.
Retain poster presentation as an assessment task.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Compare and clarify theoretical knowledge in the professional work role context
  2. Apply the skills to work autonomously and as a member of a team to ensure efficient work processes
  3. Choose appropriate discipline specific and quality control procedures within workplace environment
  4. Communicate and solve problems in the workplace.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
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