Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1206

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Ayyaz Qadir

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5077

Course Coordinator Email: ayyaz.qadir@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

Experience in clinical departments is vital to developing clinical competence and this course is designed to build on the experience gained in Medical Imaging Practice 2 to further develop your clinical and interpersonal skills. Continuing commitment to reflective practice will empower you to move towards autonomous learning. After completion of this course, you should be able to perform a wide range of clinical procedures with supervision and have clear ideas about how to organise your clinical learning in relation to your future personal and professional development. In addition to your on-campus learning, you will be required to attend a designated Medical Imaging practice or department for a clinical placement block.

This is a designated work-integrated learning course for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) when your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. You will undertake a WIL clinical placement block at an allocated clinical department in accordance with AHPRA requirements.

Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Declaration Form
  • Hand Hygiene certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Manual Handing certificate

These requirements must be completed, if not, students will not be able to attend their placement, and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement. These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services team for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.

Students must also be aware of their legal obligations under the AHPRA legislation. At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the Course/WIL coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement. Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.

Placement Agreements:

Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place. Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace. All WIL placements for Medical Radiations will be arranged by RMIT.

National Police check:

Students are required to apply for a National Police Record Check in each year that a placement is to be undertaken. In some cases students may be required to obtain an additional police check during the year where an organisation stipulates a shorter time period for the issue of the police check.

Where a student has a disclosable outcome recorded on their police check certificate, the Clinical Coordinator or Med Rad WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. It is important to note that a disclosable outcome may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.

Students are required to advise the School in a timely manner of any change to their criminal record during the academic year. In the case of a change, students are required to apply for a new National Police Record Check if placements for that year are still to occur.

Working with Children Check:

A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student. Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work. Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Clinical Coordinator or Med Rad WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance. It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.

Immunisation Declaration form:

Students are required to submit the School’s Immunisation Declaration Form as evidence of vaccinations and immunity. This form must be completed and signed off by a medical practitioner.

Hand Hygiene:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a hand hygiene course.

First Aid Certificate:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a first aid course. This is valid for three years.

CPR Certificate:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a CPR course. This is required to be updated annually.

Manual Handling:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a practical (people) Manual Handling course.

Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) monitor:

Students are required to wear a current OSL at all times during laboratories and in clinical placement. OSLs are provided by the School. Students whose OSL is returned late or lost will incur a fine.

Uniform:

Students are required to purchase and wear the uniform for Medical Radiations. The uniform must be worn at all times whilst in the Skills Lab and on placement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice (1.a)
  • Use clinical information management systems appropriately (1.b)
  • Understand and apply the different methods of imaging and treatment (1.c)
  • Assess the patient’s/client’s capacity to receive care (1.e)
  • Deliver patient/client care (1.g)

Standard 1A

  • Perform fluoroscopy and angiography examinations in a range of settings (1A.b)
  • Perform computed tomography (CT) imaging (1A.c)

Standard 2

  • Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (2.a)
  • Provide each patient/client with dignity and care (2.b)
  • Take responsibility and accountability for professional decisions (2.c)

Standard 3

  • Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with the patient/client and their family or carers (3.a)

Standard 4

  • Resolve challenges through application of critical thinking and reflective practice (4.a)
  • Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities (4.b)

Standard 5

  • Perform and provide safe radiation practice (5.a)
  • Protect and enhance patient/client safety (5.b)


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based knowledge and practical skills to plan and safely perform projection radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography and CT on patients, in a range of settings with minimal supervision, and demonstrating adherence to the ALARA principle
  2. Critique medical images, applying knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice, and complete the ePDJ to a satisfactory level.
  3. Demonstrate safe and appropriate patient care, using appropriate terminology and theory
  4. Apply professionalism and communication skills, and evaluate clinical situations to facilitate optimal patient care
  5. Reflect on your role within a team, including your strengths, developmental needs, and key learning experiences. Develop logical action plans for future personal and professional development.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities that include participation in problem-based learning activities, self-directed study, development of a reflective learning journal and participation in a clinical placement in an approved clinical department. This course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).


Overview of Learning Resources

The main learning resource for the Medical Imaging Practice Courses is the clinical department where you will be exposed to a huge range of learning opportunities. You will undertake supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical department on a full-time basis. You will participate actively in a range of clinical procedures to help develop competence in supervised clinical practice, and you will also be expected to interact with patients in order to develop your interpersonal and patient care skills.

To really maximise the benefit of this environment you will be encouraged to develop independent and active learning strategies. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course as well as the rationale and outcomes of procedures. You should identify areas for development and develop strategies to address these with the aid of unit teaching staff where appropriate.

A key aspect of the program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course the building blocks for this utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and important learning will take place via online question and answer sessions. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You may be required to complete regular online tests via Canvas and, where possible, use Canvas to submit your written assessments.

This course requires you to engage with your e-PDJ (Professional Development Journal). All documents must be completed to a satisfactory standard and submitted by the due dates.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The course assessment tasks are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to help with your progress and personal development.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: WIL Placement & ePDJ (HURDLE Requirement)

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This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

You are required to demonstrate clinical skill and patient safety congruent to the level of a Year Three undergraduate medical radiations student practitioner. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the interim assessment, remedial action using an at-risk learning contract will be undertaken before being allowed to continue the placement. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the final assessment you will then be required to undertake a simulation assessment. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates an unsatisfactory/unsafe level of practice you receive a NH fail grade for this course and be required to re-enrol in the course in the following year. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates a satisfactory level and safe practice you will be offered an additional clinical placement as determined by the clinical coordinator.

Assessment Task 2: Written assignment

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This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Reflective Journal

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This assessment task supports CLOs 4 & 5

Assessment Task 4: Case Base Discussion

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5