MEDI12004 - Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

During this clinical unit you will apply the knowledge and skills previously learned to the clinical environment. Placed within radiology departments or clinics, you will work beside clinical radiographers to provide imaging services in a professional and effective manner. Performance assessments will focus on imaging procedures previously learned in the academic environment. You will use your knowledge of image evaluation to critique your images and suggest methods for improvement. Reflective practice will assist you in developing your skills and professional behaviour throughout this unit.

Details

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

Pre-requisites:

Must be enrolled in Year 2 of Bachelor of Medical Imaging Course

Corequisites:

BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology or MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology; and

MEDI12001 Radiation Science; and

MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 1; and

MEDI12003 Imaging Procedures 1. If this unit has been successfully completed, it must have been completed within the last 12 months. Should this time limit have elapsed, the student must successfully complete a skills assessment or a period of skills revision as determined by the discipline lead.

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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Written Assessment 0%
5. Practical Assessment 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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.81% 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 evaluation survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the quick feedback and encouragement
Recommendation
Maintain feedback for all assessment items and use it to offer regular guidance and encouragement
Action Taken
Regular and quick feedback was maintained. A new 'drop-in' Zoom session was implemented to enable students to interact with peers and the coordinator on a weekly basis.
Source: Unit evaluation survey, discussions with medical imaging teaching team
Feedback
The number of assessments and the restriction on the types of performance assessments caused some stress for students
Recommendation
The medical imaging teaching team have decided to review the restrictions to enable students to maintain a breadth of experience whilst still allowing more options for performance assessment. The number of assessments remains at the current level to ensure adequate assessment of clinical practice.
Action Taken
Performance assessments remained the same, but the number of reflection tasks was reduced from three to one in this 5-week placement unit.
Source: Unit evaluation survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the support and quick responses from the unit coordinator
Recommendation
Maintain regular communication with the students and offer fast turnaround for marking and especially queries from students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation survey
Feedback
Some students felt that formal debrief session when the students return to campus may offer opportunities to discuss experiences and make the teaching team aware of any issues.
Recommendation
Consider the potential for scheduling a formal, face to face discussion soon after the students return to campus, with reference to the timetabled classes for other units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Conversations with students and the unit evaluation survey
Feedback
The weekly Zoom drop-in sessions offered support to students and gave them a forum to discuss experiences and issues with the unit coordinator and their peers.
Recommendation
Maintain the Zoom drop-in sessions and consider the optimal frequency of the sessions throughout the clinical placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Behave in a professional manner, adhering to the profession's Code of Conduct and working within your scope of practice.
  2. Reflect on your performance on an on-going basis, with the goal of improving your practice.
  3. Critique each image produced for technical sufficiency and formulation of quality improvement strategies where indicated.
  4. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of equipment, in keeping with your level of training and experience.
  5. Perform all examinations of the appendicular skeleton,thorax, abdomen and pelvis accurately, safely and effectively.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
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
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 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment