MEDS20003 - Medical Sonography Clinical Course 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This graduate clinical unit builds on the sonographic skills, knowledge and attitudes developed during Medical Sonography Clinical Course 3. You will perform diagnostic scans to meet the ASA Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer. You will evaluate findings to formulate a differential diagnosis and initiate further investigation when appropriate. You will apply appropriate professional and interpersonal skills to sonographic practice in accordance with CQUniversity postgraduate attributes and requirements for external professional accreditation.

Details

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
MEDS20002 Medical Sonography Clinical Course 3, which must have been successfully completed within the last twelve months. Should this time limit have elapsed the student must successfully complete a skills assessment or a period of skills revision review as determined by the discipline lead or designate. prerequisite

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 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 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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%
5. Portfolio 0%
6. Off-campus Activity 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

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Industry feedback
Feedback
Assessment documents were weighted too heavily on non scanning skills
Recommendation
Competency assessment paperwork needs to be re-written for this unit to better reflect the level of a graduate sonographer.
Action Taken
Practical competency assessments were modified. A greater emphasis was placed on scanning skills to reflect a postgraduate clinical placement unit.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Tutorials run by lecturers within the course were extremely well received.
Recommendation
To continue with lecturer tutorials throughout clinical unit 4.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform diagnostic scans to meet the ASA Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer.
  2. Evaluate sonographic findings and formulate appropriate sonographic protocol to solve complex diagnostic problems demonstrating understanding of a broad and coherent core body of sonographic knowledge.
  3. Apply appropriate professional and interpersonal skills to sonographic practice in accordance with CQUniversity postgraduate attributes and requirements for external professional accreditation.

Australasian Sonography Association Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer
Units 1-5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Portfolio
6 - Off-campus Activity
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 8
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Portfolio
6 - Off-campus Activity