MEDI14005 - Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the capstone unit of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging course. In this unit you will consolidate your technical and behavioural skills to practice holistically as a radiographer. You will demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and as an effective team member across a range of work environments and procedure areas, operating at the level expected for entry to practice as a registered practitioner.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 24
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


MEDI14006 Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4

MEDI14001 Transition to Independent Practice

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 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 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 24-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 50 hours of study per week, making a total of 600 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Practical Assessment 0%
6. Reflective Practice Assignment 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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 6.82% 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: Clinical supervisor feedback on student performance, unit coordinator reflections.
Due to the pandemic, almost all students had disrupted and/or reduced access to clinical learning experiences. However, all students were still able to attain the required level of clinical performance in required areas of practice.
Review formal formative feedback on student performance from clinical supervisors to identify possible adjustments to the volume of experience required for future cohorts.
Action Taken
This review is in process as collecting formal formative feedback from clinical supervisors is ongoing.
Source: Medical Imaging teaching team
Internal review and revision of the course curriculum has determined that the continuous professional development (CPD) assessment task in this unit would be better placed in a Year 4 theory unit.
Remove the CPD assessment task from this unit.
Action Taken
A revised and simplified CPD assessment was implemented.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection
Students appreciated 'check-in' emails during their clinical practicum.
Continue to send 'check-in' emails to all students.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection
Clinical site supervisors may benefit from more detailed information on CQUniversity assessment tasks.
Provide targeted communications to clinical supervisors to encourage them to complete our online CPD module ‘Clinical Supervision of the CQUniversity Medical Imaging Student’, which outlines the tools and processes used in our clinical placement units.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Behave professionally using appropriate interpersonal skills in accordance with CQUniversity's graduate attributes and the profession's Code of Conduct
  2. Practice in a safe manner with regards to yourself, patients and others
  3. Employ sound clinical reasoning and critical reflection to practice
  4. Operate as an effective Medical Imaging team member, including accepting autonomy where granted
  5. Plan and perform imaging examinations effectively and efficiently whilst ensuring the needs of the patients are met
  6. Achieve entry to practice technical proficiency in general radiography and two other core areas of practice.

This unit is mapped to the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for medical radiation practitioners:

  • Domain 1: Medical radiation practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Domain 1A: Diagnostic radiographer: capabilities 1, 2, 3
  • Domain 2: Professional and ethical practitioner: capabilities 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Domain 3: Communicator and collaborator: capabilities 1, 2
  • Domain 4: Evidence-informed practitioner: capabilities 1, 2
  • Domain 5: Radiation safety and risk manager: capabilities 1, 2, 3, 4

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
6 - Reflective Practice Assignment
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