In your final year of study, you are transitioning from student to independent practitioner. Nearing completion of your tertiary studies to begin a career in your selected profession is a huge learning milestone. This transition phase of your learning journey is also a starting point for another learning journey, i.e. your continuing development as a professional. To support your transition, this unit focuses on the development of your clinical decision making skills to work autonomously as a graduate practitioner as well as your preparation for seeking employment as a newly qualified radiographer. You will apply concepts and processes of facility accreditation, quality improvement, risk management, incident management, patient information systems and healthcare records to the analysis and discussion of clinical incidents and near misses. You will further develop your ability to contribute to the education of your peers in line with your professional registration requirements.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
MEDI13005 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 3
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science
MEDI13008 Imaging Pathways in the Diagnostic Process
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Case Study||30%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 15.79% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The unit links to the following Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practitioners as detailed by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (effective March 2020):
Domain 1: Medical radiation practitioner:
Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner:
Domain 4: Evidence-informed practitioner:
Domain 5: Radiation safety and risk manager:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Case Study||•||•|
|2 - Presentation||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|