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MEDS21005 - Medical Sonography Clinical Practicum 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this course students will be expected to perform at the level of a graduate, accredited medical sonographer. Students will be assessed in all key areas of the application of knowledge, skills and attributes at the fully competent level.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
MEDS21002 Medical Sonography Clinical Practicum 1

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

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 18-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Group Discussion 0%
4. Practical 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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Exhibit professional behaviour expected of a practicing medical sonographer.
  2. Demonstrate professional competency in performing all studies using skills and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, patient care and instrumentation.
  3. Interpret and apply requests for sonographic examinations.
  4. Practice autonomously with supervision only in exceptional situations.
  5. Distinguish between normal and abnormal appearances.
  6. Critique images for diagnostic sufficiency and, if necessary, initiate corrective action.
  7. Solve sonographic problems using a variety of strategies.
  8. Evaluate his/her own thinking throughout and processes used in problem solving and decision making, and take responsibility for own actions.
  9. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete tasks and attain goals.
  10. Utilise reflective practice for personal and professional development.
  11. Write appropriate technical impressions and preliminary reports.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Group Discussion
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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 - Group Discussion
4 - Practical Assessment