MEDI14005 - Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This final unit reinforces the theoretical and previous clinical units and ensures that, upon entry to the profession, students are well grounded in general radiography, as well as in special procedures, and have a comprehensive understanding of alternative imaging modalities. The professional performance of students will also be reinforced at the highest possible standard and they will be expected to work autonomously as far as their student licence allows. Continuing professional development, research and reflective practice will be reinforced. Students who successfully complete this unit will be professionally competent and eligible to become an accredited practitioner.

Details

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

Pre-requisite:

MEDI14002 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 4

OR

MEDI14006 Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4

AND

MEDI14001 Medical Imaging Independent Clinical Project

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 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 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

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To see assessment details from an earlier availability, please search via a previous term.

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.94% 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
Feedback
Moodle layout was clear, including required tasks and this made it easier for students to ensure no assessment task was overlooked and led to the students feeling well-supported.
Recommendation
Maintain layout of Moodle site and ensure that all tasks are obviously stated
Action Taken
The layout of the Moodle site was kept the same as prior iterations, and was clear and simple.
Source: Student Survey and email correspondence
Feedback
More information and help regarding AHPRA registration and licensing requirements would reduce some stress from the students
Recommendation
Include this information within the Moodle site as well as within the course portal. Ensure this information is regularly updated.
Action Taken
Information regarding registration and licensing was made available through the Moodle site and the course portal. The unit coordinator and other members of the teaching team were in regular contact with the registration body to ensure timely and accurate information was offered to students.
Source: coordinator reflection
Feedback
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation were done well and encouraged good communication between coordinator, students and clinical supervisors. Clinical supervisors embraced the tasks and several students presented to their departments
Recommendation
Maintain this activity and ensure that topics maintain currency and relevance. Continue to encourage clinical supervisors to allow students to present to departmental CPD evenings.
Action Taken
The Continuing Professional Development presentation assessment was maintained, and several students uploaded presentations made to their clinical site as their assessment.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Consider swapping one of the reflection tasks to a case study
Recommendation
Some students completed a case study for their CPD assessment. Coordinator reflection is that a review of the types and amount of reflection expected throughout the course would enable good use of assessment types and ensure adequate reflection for students.
Action Taken
A review of reflection tasks across all clinical units by the teaching team resulted in the tasks remaining the same for this iteration of the unit.
Source: Student Survey
Feedback
The Continuing Professional Development assessment piece was considered to be relevant and beneficial for the students, although more clarity on the requirements would be welcomed.
Recommendation
Maintain the Continuing Professional Development assessment piece and investigate methods of helping students in understanding the requirements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Emails from students and Student Survey
Feedback
Support from teaching staff was excellent and reduced the stress of several students
Recommendation
Maintain good communication and support of students whilst on clinical placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
This information will not be available until 8 weeks before term.
To see Learning Outcomes from an earlier availability, please search via a previous term.