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MEDS13003 - Medical Sonography Clinical 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This clinical course will provide further opportunities to apply and integrate both theoretical and practical knowledge, concepts, skills and professional behaviours in the clinical environment. It is a continuation of the development of essential technical, professional and patient care skills, while under the supervision of qualified professionals, from the immediately preceding clinical course MEDS12007. The focus in this course includes renal ultrasound and progression to a complete abdominal ultrasound including the bladder at an advanced beginner level. Students will learn to analyse images and solve problems in a professional and creative manner. 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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MEDS12007 Medical Sonography Clinical Course 1

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 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Off-campus Activity 0%
6. Portfolio 0%
7. 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

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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: Through the Moodle site.
Feedback
Clinical manual was not supplied in hard copy to the clinical sites, suggestion made that this may be helpful.
Recommendation
Ensure the clinical placement sites do have a copy of the clinical manual and ask for email confirmation on receipt of the clinical manual from each clinical placement site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Through the Moodle site.
Feedback
Moodle was easy to navigate and all necessary links were provided clearly and obviously. Moodle week-to-week was set out well and used appropriately.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain standard of Moodle site to be easily navigated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Through the Moodle site.
Feedback
My placement was the best part of this course. The staff at placement helped my learning and to get the most out of the course.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain the relationships between the clinical placement sites and the University to enhance the student's experience while on clinical placement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Thrpugh the Moodle site.
Feedback
Discussion report was not clearly explained and the feedback not delivered to discussion forum postings.
Recommendation
Ensure clear instructions for each assessment item and feedback is delivered promptly by the set timeframe.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate developing competency at an advanced beginner level in performing the following diagnostic ultrasound examinations: renal ultrasound and a complete abdominal ultrasound, including the bladder.
  2. Interpret and apply requests for sonographic examinations.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate patient care skills and professional behaviour.
  4. Distinguish between normal, anomalous and abnormal sonographic appearances and critique images for diagnostic sufficiency and, initiate corrective action if needed.
  5. Communicate clearly and effectively.
  6. Solve problems critically and creatively using a variety of strategies.
  7. Evaluate his/her own thinking throughout the steps and processes used in problem solving and decision making.
  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. Resolve conflicts and adapt to new situations and demands.
  11. Write appropriate technical impressions and 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 - Practical Assessment
5 - Off-campus Activity
6 - Portfolio
7 - Written Assessment
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
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Off-campus Activity
6 - Portfolio
7 - Written Assessment