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MEDI11001 - Fundamentals of the Imaging Professions

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mackay
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. 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

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: Unit coordinator and student evaluations
Feedback
The assessment items supported student learning.
Recommendation
Continue with current assessment items.
Action Taken
The unit continued with the assessment tasks.
Source: Instructional team
Feedback
The data for the lab workbook assessment was acquired in groups, making this suitable as a group assessment.
Recommendation
The workbook assessment was set up as an individual assessment. However, the labs were conducted and data was collected in groups, with follow-up group discussions of the results.
Action Taken
Labs were streamlined due to COVID-19 considerations so the lab workbook continued as an individual task.
Source: Student comments
Feedback
Students appreciated the choice of dates offered with two residential schools.
Recommendation
Continue to offer the choice between two residential schools if enrolment numbers are suitable.
Action Taken
Choice of residential school dates was offered.
Source: Student feedback and unit coordinator reflection.
Feedback
The residential school and associated lab workbook assessment support the online learning.
Recommendation
Continue with labs and residential school.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback and unit coordinator reflection.
Feedback
The tutorial questions are useful for tutorial participation and revision.
Recommendation
Continue to publish tutorial questions in Moodle prior to tutorial date.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The lab workbook assessment has a low weighting for the work involved.
Recommendation
Re-evaluate assessment item weightings so that they represented the time input, and the effort involved.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the responsibilities, role and scope of practice of medical radiation practitioners, particularly in the contexts of professional, medico-legal and regulatory frameworks.
  2. Discuss the Australian healthcare system and the provision of diagnostic imaging services within it.
  3. Discuss the scientific and humanistic aspects of the various diagnostic and therapeutic branches of the medical radiation sciences.
  4. Respect the culture of the medical imaging clinical environment, including rights, responsibilities, assumptions and expectations of the various stakeholders.

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:

Domain 1:

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

Domain 2:

1. Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and their family or carers

2. Collaborate with other health practitioners

Domain 4:

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Written Assessment