This clinical unit will provide you with opportunities to apply and integrate both theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and professional behaviour in the clinical environment, independently and under the supervision of qualified professionals. The practical focus in this unit includes the completion of ultrasound scan(s) to an advanced beginner level of competence.You will consolidate skills and knowledge acquired during your previous clinical placement block and skills development laboratory sessions at university. Critical appraisal of performance will enable you to advance your own patient care, professional, technical and analytical skills in a work setting.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
MEDS12006 Ultrasound of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1
MEDS12004 Sonographic Skills Development 1
MEDS12007 Medical Sonography Clinical Course 1
MEDS13008 Vascular Sonography
MEDS13002 Sonographic Skills Development 2 which must have been successfully completed within the last twelve months. Should this time limit have elapsed the student must successfully complete a skills / clinical revision and assessment 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|
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).
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.
|1. Practical Assessment||0%|
|2. Practical Assessment||0%|
|4. Written Assessment||0%|
|5. Professional Practice Placement||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.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20.59% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Australasian Sonography Association Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer
Units 1-5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Practical Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•|
|4 - Written Assessment||•|
|5 - Professional Practice Placement||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
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|3 - Portfolio||•||•|
|4 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•|