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MEDS12005 - Medical Sonography Clinical Course 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course allows students to apply skills, knowledge and attributes learnt, in the clinical area. Abdominal superficial structures and male pelvis will be the primary studies practised. Behavioural aspects of professional practice are emphasised and students are encouraged to reflect on their own performance and to exhibit the highest level of safe patient care. Critical appraisal of performance will enable students' to develop their patient care, professional, technical and analytic skills in a work setting under supervision.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

MEDS12002 Abdominal Ultrasound

MEDS12003 Superficial Structures in Ultrasound

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 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Off-campus Activity 0%
5. Practical Assessment 0%
6. Portfolio 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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate developing competency in performing the following diagnostic ultrasound examinations: abdomen, superficial structures and male pelvis.
  2. Interpret requests for sonographic examinations.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate patient care skills, professional behaviour and positive attitudes and behaviours.
  4. Distinguish between normal and abnormal appearances and critique images for diagnostic sufficiency and, if necessary, initiating corrective action.
  5. Communicate clearly and effectively.
  6. Solve problems critically and creatively using a variety of strategies.
  7. Self evaluate their problem solving skills.
  8. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete tasks and attain goals.
  9. Take responsibility for his/her own actions and use reflective practice for personal and professional development.
  10. Work effectively in teams and independently as appropriate.
  11. Resolve conflicts and adapt to new situations and demands.
  12. Write appropriate technical impressions/preliminary reports.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Off-campus Activity
5 - Practical Assessment
6 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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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
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
4 - Off-campus Activity
6 - Portfolio