MEDI14006 - Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

During this clinical placement unit you will complete twelve weeks of full-time work integrated learning experience in a medical imaging clinical facility. You will further develop your skills in general radiography to perform competently in routine situations and to approach the level of competency for complex patients and in complex environments. You will perform routine non-contrast computed tomography procedures competently and assist in contrast procedures. You will further develop your clinical reasoning and decision-making skills as you take on more independence in performance, operating within your scope of practice. You will perform in accordance with the code of conduct for regulated health professionals in Australia.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

MEDI13005 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 3, which must have been completed within the past 12 months.

Should this time limit be exceeded, the student must complete a skills assessment and undergo a period of skills revision as determined by the discipline lead or designate.

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 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 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 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. 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.71% 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 responses on unit evaluation
Feedback
Reflection assessments allowed students to reflect on their recent practice, and also provided them with good examples to present during up-coming interviews.
Recommendation
Continue with reflection tasks and topics.
Action Taken
Reflection tasks continued and were well received by students.
Source: Student responses on unit evaluation
Feedback
A few students would have appreciated more self-development/goal setting in assessment items.
Recommendation
Investigate the possibility of also incorporating goal setting into the reflection tasks or topics.
Action Taken
Reflection tasks were reviewed to allow for self development goal setting.
Source: Unit coordinator
Feedback
The specific conditions for basic performance assessments was communicated in the Unit Profile and the Unit Moodle page but was still missed by a few students.
Recommendation
Keep very explicit communication about the requirements for specific body regions in assessments on Moodle but also list them on the Performance Assessment document.
Action Taken
Explicit and constant communication was maintained with students.
Source: Unit Co-ordinator
Feedback
The newly implemented Professional Capability requirements of the national registering body has expanded the scope of practice for fluoroscopy this year. As well, COVID restrictions impacted student access to theatre fluoroscopy imaging experience. As a result, one of the performance assessments was modified to enable assessment in more fluoroscopic imaging environments.
Recommendation
Continue with the modified assessment items.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Response
Feedback
Students valued appropriate and responsive feedback by unit co-ordinator.
Recommendation
Continue with unit Co-ordinator integrating and communicating well with the WIL office and placement sites.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the professional behavioural attributes of an entry-to-practice medical radiation practitioner, adhering to the code of conduct of the profession
  2. Perform competently routine imaging procedures in general radiography and non-contrast computed tomography
  3. Consolidate your performance of adaptation imaging and complex computed tomography procedures
  4. Employ sound clinical reasoning and critical reflection to practice.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice:

Domain 1 Professional and ethical conduct: capabilities 1 - 4

Domain 2 Professional communication and collaboration: capabilities 1 - 2

Domain 3 Evidence based practice and professional learning: capabilities 1 - 2

Domain 4 Radiation safety and risk management: capabilities 1 - 5

Domain 5 Practice in medical radiation science: capabilities 1 - 8

Domain 5a Practice in diagnostic radiography: capabilities 1 - 3

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