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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 SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

MEDI14002 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 4

AND

MEDI14001 Medical Imaging Independent Clinical Project

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 - 2016

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 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 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. Portfolio 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Portfolio 0%
6. Presentation and Written 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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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 Supervisors and Teaching Team Reflections
Feedback
This clinical placement unit includes several technical performance assessments covering general x-ray plus other imaging modalities, but a lack of an overall assessment tool identifying the professional qualities required of a graduating radiographer.
Recommendation
Modify the current Performance Assessment tools to include a global assessment of the student's professional attributes, similar to those used in previous clinical placement units.
Action Taken
Performance assessment modified to include Global Assessment of Professional Behaviours
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students valued appropriate and responsive feedback by the unit co-ordinator, particularly given the rapidly changing clinical environment due to COVID restrictions.
Recommendation
Continue to monitor student circumstances and work with clinical supervisors to identify opportunities to support students in meeting unit requirements despite changes to planned learning activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the bi-weekly rather than weekly submission requirement for placement logbooks.
Recommendation
Continue with bi-weekly submission of placement log books for this final placement unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Professional Conduct
  2. Practice in a safe manner with regards to yourself, patients and others.
  3. Critically analyse and reflect upon your own performance with the goal of improving your practice.
  4. Use research methodologies to increase your knowledge and practice of radiography.
  5. Accurately and consistently perform all examinations previously learned, in all situations, including adverse and varied conditions.
  6. Accept authority and autonomy, consistent with an accredited radiographer.
  7. Observe or assist with specialised examinations such as angiography, interventional imaging, bone densitometry and mammography.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Portfolio
6 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Portfolio
6 - Presentation and Written Assessment