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MEDS20002 - Medical Sonography Clinical Practicum 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This graduate clinical course builds on the sonographic skills, knowledge and attitudes developed during the Bachelor of Medical Sonography. Students will perform pelvic, obstetric and vascular diagnostic scans and interpret findings to formulate a differential diagnosis. Students will engage with their clinical supervisors in a critical appraisal of their professional behavior.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:- NURS13117 and MEDS13006

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 - 2014

Term 1 - 2017 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 Postgraduate 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. Off-campus Activity 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Portfolio 0%
5. 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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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: 2016 student feedback
Use clinical case study quizzes to increase student interaction with the Moodle site.
Trial clinical case study quizzes
Action Taken
This is unit is in teach out no students enrolled. Unit to be terminated when no longer required .
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform pelvic, vascular and obstetric diagnostic scans.
  2. Interpret information from a variety of sources to formulate an appropriate sonographic protocol and differential diagnosis.
  3. Critique images for diagnostic sufficiency.
  4. Conduct yourself professionally demonstrating safe practice.

Accredited Medical Sonographers are required to be able to perform pelvic, vascular and obstetric diagnostic scans, critique images, interpret information to reach a differential diagnosis  and demonstrate professional behavior to meet the ASA competency standards for the entry level sonographer.

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