MEDI13004 - Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this clinical unit you will apply your knowledge and further develop your skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography. You will perform routine general radiography on all skeletal anatomy, the chest and the abdomen. You will participate in radiography on complex patients and in complex environments.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1

and

MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2

and

MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation

and

MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2, which must have been successfully completed within the last twelve 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 or designate.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 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

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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 1 - 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 65.22% 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 and unit coordinator feedback
Feedback
The specific requirement of 1 of the 5 performance assessments being on the spine, proved difficult for some of the students to achieve, due to the limited availability of spine x-rays on ambulant patients at some clinical sites. This was largely due to some public hospital sites predominantly imaging spinal patients for trauma and surgical conditions, rather than presenting as ambulant patients. The students at this stage are yet to complete the Imaging Procedures 4 unit that focuses on adaptive imaging, providing them with the theory and practical skills to perform modified techniques that they can apply in later clinical placement units.
Recommendation
Continue with the current requirement of 5 basic general x-ray performance assessments, each on a different region of the body, with 3 assessments on the more complex regions of the body such as spine, cranio-facial, shoulder and pelvic girdles, and the final 2 assessments may be on any other region such as chest, abdomen, upper or lower extremity.
Action Taken
5 basic general x-ray performance assessments with 3 assessments from complex regions and 2 from other regions were adopted.
Source: Unit coordinator feedback
Feedback
The unit this year presented with similar concerns from the previous year that there is considerable variation from the students across the use of the notes section within the weekly logs, including the use of the other learning and development activities section.
Recommendation
Provide more specific instruction to students via the unit Moodle site regarding the need to include both numerical data and descriptive log information in the weekly log submissions. This information is not only helpful in demonstrating to the unit coordinator the 'bigger picture' of the student's activities and their progression throughout the placement, but also assists them in providing points of reflection that can be used for their reflective pieces and assigning SMART goals for their final assessment of this unit.
Action Taken
Students were explained the importance of completing the notes section when they submitted their first weekly logs and there was detailed completion of this section by the cohort from Week 2 onwards.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Prompt responses from the unit coordinator via email addressing any concerns and providing support, and via the unit Moodle site with feedback for log book and assessment submissions.
Recommendation
Maintain prompt replies of feedback and support via Moodle site for log book and assessment submissions, and via email addressing any student concerns and queries.
Action Taken
Every attempt was made by the unit coordinator to maintain prompt feedback and support via the Moodle site for logbook and assessment submissions as well as via e-mail to address any student and/or supervisor concerns and queries.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection.
Feedback
It has been noted that students complete the data section of the logbook but most of the notes section are not filled adequately, especially in the first week of placement.
Recommendation
Recommend updating the Information Sheet to include what is expected in the 'Notes section' of the logbook and the importance of completing that section.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say evaluation. Unit Coordinator reflection
Feedback
Students appreciated the prompt replies and valued the feedback provided to them via the Moodle site for log book and assessment submissions, and via email addressing any student concerns and queries.
Recommendation
Recommend that the approach of weekly feedback and prompt responses is maintained in future deliveries.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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