MEDI13005 - Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

During this clinical unit you will apply and expand on knowledge and skills previously learned both on campus and during your previous placements.You will further develop your clinical skills in general radiography to include adaptation to a range of patient types and imaging environments. You will develop clinical skills in computed tomography and theatre fluoroscopy. You will further develop your decision-making skills and use your knowledge of image evaluation to assess images from a wide range of procedures for technical sufficiency. You will use reflective practice to assist in your development as an imaging professional. At all times you will work within the profession's Code of Conduct and your scope of practice.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


MEDI13001 Science and Instrumentation 3, and

MEDI13002 Imaging Procedures 3, which must have been successfully completed within the last twelve months. If this twelve month period has been exceeded, the student must undergo a formal refresher of technical and professional skills.

MEDI13004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2 and


MEDI13006 Imaging Procedures 4. If the student has completed MEDI13006 more than twelve months prior to commencing MEDI13005, the student must undergo a formal refresher of technical and professional skills.

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 1 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Portfolio 0%
3. Portfolio 0%
4. Written Assessment 0%
5. Practical Assessment 0%
6. 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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.5% 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 Survey & Unit Coordinator reflection
The timing for student assessment items varied greatly for each student due to the impact of COVID-19 and therefore the students' 11-week clinical placements were spread over a 7-month period, with some students' placements split into two separate blocks occurring over the 7-month period. This impacted the use of forum posting and emailed global friendly reminders to students of the assessment due dates. This is in addition to clear posted statements throughout the Moodle site of due dates relative to placement weeks.
Encourage students to use the unit profile's weekly schedule for assessment due date listings relative to placement weeks.
Action Taken
The weekly clinical placement schedule and assessment due dates relative to placement weeks was clearly listed in the unit profile and unit Moodle site to assist students in managing their assessment timeline.
Source: Site supervisor feedback
The Global Assessment of Professional Attributes (GAPA) assessment tool is an excellent holistic representation of the behaviours required of a medical imaging student during their clinical placements.
Continue to maintain the use of the GAPA assessment tool at regular intervals during the clinical placement unit, providing the student with accurate and on-going feedback on their professional performance.
Action Taken
The use of the GAPA assessment tool was maintained at Weeks 4, 8 and 12 of the clinical placement, enabling students to receive regular feedback on their performance and allow sufficient time for improvement of their skills.
Source: Student evaluation feedback and Team reflection
Some students found the number of reflective assessment items for this clinical placement unit were in excess with consideration to the number of assessment items in total for the unit.
Review the number and type of reflection assessment tasks across the suite of clinical placement units within the course.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection
The student’s self-assessment of their Global Assessment of Professional Attributes (GAPA) is a good formative assessment tool for identifying the gaps in student awareness of their performance in the workplace in comparison to the feedback provided by the site supervisor.
Maintain the use of the GAPA and the self-assessment GAPA at monthly intervals during clinical placement to enhance students’ success by gauging the perceptions of their own performance relative to their supervisor’s assessment of their holistic performance.
Action Taken
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 as appropriate to a third year student
  2. Reflect on your practice on an ongoing basis to integrate new learning and experiences
  3. Critique images across a wide range of procedure types for technical sufficiency and formulation of image improvement strategies where indicated
  4. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of radiographic, fluoroscopic and computed tomography equipment, in keeping with your level of training and experience
  5. Perform all general radiographic examinations on non-complex patient presentations with minimal assistance and on complex patient presentations with moderate assistance
  6. Perform advanced radiographic examinations, fluoroscopic and computed tomography examinations with moderate assistance.

Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) Professional Capabilities for Medial Radiation Practice:

Domains: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.1a, 5.2a, 5.3a

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
6 - Practical Assessment
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
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 10
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
6 - Practical Assessment