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MEDS20001 - Quality Practice in Medical Ultrasound

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will apply knowledge of patient safety, risk management and quality improvement in health care to undertake a limited clinical audit of a medical sonography department. You will examine reasons for adverse events identified, prioritise action and identify appropriate intervention as part of a quality improvement implementation strategy. You will apply quality assurance principles to a review of clinical report writing. As part of the clinical governance process you will evaluate your own professional performance and plan for your own continuing professional development.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite

MEDS20002 Medical Sonography Clinical Course 3

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

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2017

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 Postgraduate 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. 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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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.

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Assessment task 1
Recommendation
This unit is discontinued as of the end of term 1 2017
Action Taken
This unit was offered as teach-out only for 2018 HT1.
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Assessment Task 2
Recommendation
This unit is discontinued as of the end of term 1 2017
Action Taken
This unit was offered as teach-out only for 2018 HT1.
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Course delivery
Recommendation
This unit is discontinued as of the end of term 1 2017
Action Taken
This unit was offered as teach-out only for 2018 HT1.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the key components of clinical governance, quality improvement, risk management and patient safety cultures in health care.
  2. Appraise your own professional performance to identify goals for continuing professional development.
  3. Employ quality improvement tools and strategies in the context of a clinical sonography environment.

Australasian Sonography Association Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer
Units 1-4.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio