Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1132

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

RADI1132

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015

RADI1157

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Mr Luke Barclay

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 99257075

Course Coordinator Email:luke.barclay@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.8.11

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment made via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course builds on the student’s foundational knowledge of the theory and practice of medical radiations through a placement within a designated radiology practice or department.

Pre-requisites: RADI1184 Introduction to Medical Imaging and ONPS2344 Medical Radiations Technology 2
 

Co-requisite: RADI1130 Medical Imaging Methods 1


Course Description

This course forms the second exposure to the healthcare environment for students who will be required to attend a designated clinical radiology practice or department for a block clinical placement. Practical experience will be gained in general radiographic imaging, theatre/mobile radiography and fluoroscopy under the guidance of qualified technologists, along with an ongoing orientation to the workplace and exposure to the various roles undertaken by the medical imaging team. The format of this course is attendance at a designated and accredited radiology department, and completion and participation in a variety of other learning activities.  A hospital law and ethics module also forms part of this course.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The main objective of this course is for students to gain foundation skills in general, mobile and theatre radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy and commence development of a skill set for effective communication with patients and healthcare staff. The capabilities addressed include the ability to communicate at an introductory level with patients and healthcare professionals utilising appropriate terminology and fundamental theory. Students will also develop an awareness of the wider healthcare environment and understanding of the role of the Medical Imaging Technologist in clinical practice.  Students will also develop academic writing skills, analytical skills and are required to demonstrate professional behaviour.
 


The main objective of this course is for students to gain foundation skills in general, mobile and theatre radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy and commence development of a skill set for effective communication with patients and healthcare staff.


Overview of Learning Activities

Tutorials, assignments, presentations, clinical practice participation, online threaded discussions, e-journals and a professional development journal are examples of activities that may be used to provide a range of learning experiences and environments for the student.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course has an entry on the myRMIT Learning Hub and students will be referred to this site at the commencement of semester. This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting learning activities throughout the semester and students are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains. Important information will be placed on the Learning Hub.  Students are also expected to undertake self-directed learning to reinforce learning.


Overview of Assessment

Students are required to successfully complete a variety of assessment tasks in this course.

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


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.
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.
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.

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 Placement Coordinator or 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 Placement Coordinator or 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 Manual Handling course.

Thermo-Luminescent Dosimeter (TLD):
Students are required to wear a current TLD at all times during laboratories and in clinical placement. TLDs are provided by the School. Students whose TLD 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 while on placement.