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MEDI13002 - Imaging Procedures 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Imaging Procedures 3 builds upon the core knowledge and skills developed and consolidated during Imaging Procedures 1 and 2 and clinical practice. This unit will predominantly focus on practical Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and on safe administration of intravenous contrast media. On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills and knowledge to be able to perform simulated CT examinations of the brain, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. You will learn the foundation knowledge and skills of intravenous (IV) cannulation. You will perform CT procedures and simulated IV cannulation in our clinical simulation laboratory.

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:

MEDI12006 Imaging Procedure 2 and
MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 and
MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1 and
MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation


Co-requisite:

MEDI13001 Science & Instrumentation 3

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 1 - 2017

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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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. In-class Test(s) 0%
4. 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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.33% 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 Have Your Say feedback and self reflection.
Feedback
Significant new learning resources were added in 2020 to support students’ consolidation of sectional anatomy knowledge. While this did lead to improvement in performance, this component of the unit can be further expanded.
Recommendation
Continue to build and enhance Moodle quizzes surrounding anatomy knowledge.
Action Taken
Moodle quizzes and anatomy quizzes were continued with great results and student engagement.
Source: Self Reflection
Feedback
This was the first year that the unit was graded rather than pass/fail. The written assessment tasks should now be reviewed to monitor their effectiveness in differentiating levels of student performance.
Recommendation
Review assessment tasks and marking rubrics.
Action Taken
Marking rubrics and assessment tasks were reviewed. Student grade level differentiation was achieved.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students found interactive on-campus tutorials to be extremely well organized, relevant and beneficial.
Recommendation
Continue with on-campus, interactive tutorials that encourage student engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator feedback
Feedback
A mid-term closed book supervised test was incorporated into the assessment pieces. Closed book supervised test resulted in assessing core knowledge, terminology and understanding. This supports student preparation for future clinical placements.
Recommendation
Continue to include a closed book supervised test.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching team feedback
Feedback
In preparation for the 2021 delivery of the unit, the set of lab learning activities was reviewed in conjunction with those for the corequisite unit MEDI13001. Overlapping activities were eliminated. This enabled slightly shorter weekly lab class times (60 vs 90 minutes) while maintaining skill development.
Recommendation
Continue with new lab learning activity strategy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  2. analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality
  3. optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice:
Domain 1 Professional and ethical conduct: capabilities 1 - 3
Domain 3 Evidence based practice and professional learning: capabilities 1 - 2
Domain 4 Radiation safety and risk management: capabilities 1 - 5
Domain 5 Practice in medical radiation science: capabilities 1 - 8
Domain 5a Practice in diagnostic radiography: capability 3

The Australian Institute of Radiographers (AIR) recommends that IV cannulation be taught at undergraduate level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Practical Assessment
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
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 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Practical Assessment