This unit is the first step in your journey as a student medical radiation practitioner. The principle aim of this unit is provide you with an introduction to the field of Medical Imaging and associated medical radiations professions. This culminates in a clinical observation week. You will be placed in a clinical medical imaging facility where you will have an opportunity to interact with imaging practitioners and patients and to link theory and practice. The theoretical and laboratory content of this unit enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to perform safely and professionally within your scope of practice.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Enrolment in CG92 Bachelor of Medical Imaging course.
Prerequisite MEDI11005 "Patient Care in the Allied Health Professions"
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
|1. Written Assessment||40%|
|2. On-campus Activity||0%|
|3. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|4. Written Assessment||60%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit links at an introductory level to the following professional capabilities of the medical radiation practitioner as detailed by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia:
1. Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
2. Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care
3. Assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions
4. Advocate on behalf of the patient/client, when appropriate within the context of the practitioner’s particular division of registration
1. Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and their family or carers
2. Collaborate with other health practitioners
1. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to their division of registration
2. Protect and enhance patient/client safety
4. Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to their division of registration
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|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - On-campus Activity||•||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•|
|4 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - On-campus Activity||•||•||•|
|3 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|