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 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 customise imaging acquisition and processing parameters for various clinical presentations. You will propose and develop new and modified imaging protocols. 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-requisites:

MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2 and
MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 and
MEDI13004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2
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 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Mackay

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. Practical Assessment 0%
4. In-class Test(s) 40%
5. In-class Test(s) 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 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 49.09% 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: Own reflection, student feedback during term and 'Have Your Say', team meeting.
Feedback
Most students were rusty on their sectional anatomy knowledge on coming into the unit.
Recommendation
Embed explicit weekly learning activities that focus on anatomy revision to prepare students for discussion of scanning protocols and images.
Action Taken
Weekly anatomy learning goals and CT anatomy images were created. Weekly formative Moodle quizzes were also created.
Source: Own reflection, team meeting and survey comments from clinical managers.
Feedback
We need to strengthen students anatomy and pathology preparedness for upcoming placements.
Recommendation
Include a new assessment task that focuses on CT image appearances and anatomy.
Action Taken
A new assessment task was created and implemented, with high student engagement.
Source: Team reflection.
Feedback
Attendance for CT Labs was not required within the Professional Behaviors assessment. This does not align with the new attendance standards for other imaging procedures units.
Recommendation
Adopt new model of Professional Behaviors assessment that was implemented in 2019 in other Imaging Procedures units.
Action Taken
The new professional behaviors assessment model was implemented. This was then carried over to the CT Simulator sessions that replaced the CT Labs during Covid-19 restrictions.
Source: Own reflection and student feedback through 'Have Your Say'.
Feedback
The sequencing of Lectures, Labs and Tutorials provides effective scaffolding of student learning and skill acquisition.
Recommendation
Maintain delivery strategy.
Action Taken
Lectures were all recorded in advance due to Covid-19 restrictions. Tutorials moved to a Zoom format and were well attended by students.
Source: Team reflection.
Feedback
There were some sections of content overlap between labs in MEDI13002 and the co-requisite MEDI13001.
Recommendation
Investigate opportunities to streamline Lab content between two units.
Action Taken
Lab Content strategies have been developed. Any overlap of content from MEDI13001 that was not directly related to scanning a phantom was removed.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations (both non-contrast and contrast), taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  2. Present a logical argument to support decision-making in preparing the patient and equipment for computed tomography examinations and in selecting, creating and modifying image acquisition, processing and display protocols
  3. Safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  4. Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment
  5. Analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify normal anatomical structures and common pathologies and to evaluate image quality
  6. Apply underlying knowledge to the safe and effective use of contrast agents in computed tomography.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice (2020 version):

  • Domain 1 Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1 - 8
  • Domain 1A Diagnostic radiographer: capability 3
  • Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1 - 3
  • Domain 3 Communicator and collaborator: capability 1
  • Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner: capability 1
  • Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1 - 2

The Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) recommends that IV cannulation be taught at undergraduate level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
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
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Practical Assessment