MEDI13006 - Imaging Procedures 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the fourth and final Imaging Procedures unit in the course. There are two main areas of focus for the unit - adaptation radiography and fluoroscopic procedures. You will build on your knowledge and skills from prior theory units and clinical placements and further develop your problem-solving skills in the planning and execution of imaging procedures on complex patients and in complex environments such as theatre, casualty and wards. A range of fluoroscopic procedures will be discussed with respect to goals, technique, environments and the radiographer's role. You will examine the critical contribution of interpersonal skills such as effective communication and teamwork to the radiographer's ability to perform effectively and efficiently in these procedure areas.

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

Prerequisites:

MEDI13001 Science and Instrumentation 3

MEDI13002 Imaging Procedures 3

MEDI13004 Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 2


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 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 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. Written Assessment 40%
2. Online Test 60%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Practical Assessment 0%
6. Laboratory/Practical 0%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 16.67% 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 Coordinator & Site Supervisor reflection
Feedback
Students displayed competence and preparedness for clinical placement in the assessed areas of complex scenarios, such as mobile and trauma x-ray imaging, but required more preparation in the adaptive techniques used in the imaging of ambulant and 'walking wounded' patients for routine x-rays.
Recommendation
To enhance student preparedness for clinical placement, investigate the potential of expanding the number and type of performance assessments to include solo performance adaptation of a radiographic examination for a simulated patient with some complexity in presentation.
Action Taken
An additional general x-ray practical assessment was added to the on-campus assessment activities where students were assessed in performing general x-ray examinations with more complex patient presentations. This assessment item helped prepare students practically for subsequent clinical placements.
Source: Unit Coordinator and Team reflection
Feedback
The graded complex scenario practical assessment involving teamwork skills was performed to an extremely high standard, which is to be expected of students nearing the end of their 3rd year of medical imaging study. As a graded assessment, this may have distorted students' overall grades.
Recommendation
Investigate changing the graded complex scenario practical assessment to a pass/fail assessment.
Action Taken
The complex scenario practical assessment was changed to a pass/fail practical assessment. The practical assessment reflected the level of skills required for this complex x-ray assessment and as a pass/fail assessment allowed for a more diverse representation of overall unit grades.
Source: Student Evaluation feedback and Unit Coordinator reflection
Feedback
The on-campus practical activities and the associated practical assessments provided excellent hands-on experience and preparation for the subsequent clinical placement units.
Recommendation
Maintain the delivery of the x-ray practical lab activities and the range of performance assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation feedback and informal communication via email
Feedback
Some students requested more guidance for the written assignment task.
Recommendation
Provide more explicit instructions and marking rubric for the written assignment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the technical and psychosocial aspects of imaging procedures within complex circumstances
  2. Formulate strategies for the efficient and effective performance of adaptation radiography in complex circumstances relative to best practices
  3. Perform mobile and complex radiographic imaging procedures in a simulated clinical environment
  4. Discuss commonly performed diagnostic and interventional fluoroscopic procedures
  5. Interpret radiographic appearances for complex radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures
  6. Demonstrate currency of theoretical and practical knowledge of routine and adaptation projections for all general radiography examinations, including clinical indications, image acquisition technique and radiographic appearances of normal anatomy and pathological changes
  7. Demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment in a range of contexts.
  8. Provide culturally safe care that addresses the unique needs of the patient, including those of First Nations Peoples and of the individual across the lifespan, in the Australian healthcare setting.

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, 2, 4, 6 and 7
  • Domain 1A Diagnostic radiographer: capability 1
  • Domain 2 Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2
  • Domain 3 Communicator and collaborator: capability 1
  • Domain 4 Evidence-informed practitioner: capabilities 1 and 2
  • Domain 5 Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1 and 2

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
6 - Laboratory/Practical
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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