MEDS13006 - Medical Sonography Clinical Unit 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites

MEDS12006 Ultrasound of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1

and

MEDS12004 Sonographic Skills Development 1

and

MEDS12007 Medical Sonography Clinical Course 1

and

MEDS13008 Vascular Sonography

AND

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

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 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 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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Portfolio 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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.

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: Self reflection
Feedback
The case presentation in the form of ePoster and the marking activity have increased the student engagement.
Recommendation
Consider continuing case presentation in the form of ePoster to increase students' engagement.
Action Taken
Case presentation (ePoster) was continued for this delivery and once again results in pleasing student engagement.
Source: Email communication.
Feedback
The clinical hours vary from site to site. Some students have difficulties in submitting the assessment items on time on the due date.
Recommendation
Consider changing the due dates to the next business day after the completion of the required period.
Action Taken
The due date of assessments has been changed to the next business day after the completion of placement. This has been well received by students.
Source: Video call and phone call communication
Feedback
The newly introduced clinical placement checklist has been well received by students, supervisors and has been valuable for the unit coordinator.
Recommendation
Consider continuing to have this checklist in place
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Phone call communication
Feedback
Add a mid-placement attendance form so that clinical academics (as well as other university staff that may need this information) can be up to date with student clinical placement hours.
Recommendation
Consider having a mid-attendance form for students to fill out and upload mid-placement
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform sonographic examinations under supervision at advanced beginner-level competency.
  2. Differentiate sonographic appearance and evaluate sonographic findings to solve a wide range of sometimes complex diagnostic problems.
  3. Behave professionally using appropriate interpersonal skills relevant to sonographic practice in accordance with CQUniversity graduate attributes and Australian Sonographer Accreditation requirements.
  4. Appraise your professional performance including sonographic knowledge, technical skill, professionalism, teamwork, communication skills and safe clinical practice to identify goals for continuing professional development..

Australasian Sonography Association Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer

Units 1-5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Professional Practice Placement
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 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Portfolio
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Professional Practice Placement