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

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

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

RADI1157

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Renee Mineo

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 6646

Course Coordinator Email: renee.mineo@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.16


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 

Enforced prerequisites: RADI1184 Introduction to Medical Imaging (Course ID 047592: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/047592) and ONPS2344 Medical Radiations Technology 2 (Course ID: 038595: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038595)

Enforced corequisite: RADI1130 Medical Imaging Methods 1 (Course ID 038609: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038609)


Course Description

This course will build on your existing knowledge of the concepts and principles of medical imaging, and you will further develop your knowledge and skills in medical imaging procedures and examinations.  In this course you will undertake variety of learning activities, including attendance at a clinical placement. During your clinical placement, you will attend a designated clinical radiology practice or department where you will gain practical real-world experience in medical imaging under the guidance of qualified medical imaging practitioners. This course also focuses upon the legal and ethical guidelines of the professional practice of Medical Radiations and explores legal implications of practice to practical clinical imaging through the embedded Hospital Law and Ethics Module.

 

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. 

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

 

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. 

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.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.1 Professional and ethical conduct

1.1a. Practice in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements

1.1b. Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care

1.1c. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions

1.1d. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to advocate on behalf of the patient/client, when appropriate within the context of the practitioner’s particular division of registration

Standard 1.2 Communication and collaboration

1.2a. Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and your family or carers

1.2b. Collaborate with other health professionals

Standard 1.3 Evidence based practice and professional learning

1.3a. Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges

1.3b. Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities

Standard 1.4 Radiation safety and risk management

1.4a. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to your division of registration

1.4b. Protect and enhance patient/client safety

1.4c. Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration

1.4d. Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration

1.4e. Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment

Standard 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5a. Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration

1.5c. Use patient information management systems appropriately

1.5d. Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators

1.5e. Assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care

1.5f. Delivery patient/client care appropriate to your division of registration

1.5h. Apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals and contrast materials/media relevant to your division of registration

Standard 1.6 Practice in diagnostic radiography

1.6 1a. Implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities

1.6 1b. Implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings

1.6 1d. Explain the principles and clinical applications of angiography and interventional procedures

1.6 2. Alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature


 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in medical imaging in the areas of general radiography, theatre/mobile and fluoroscopy examinations

2. Apply patient care practices, professional behaviour and communication skills to meet the standards of safe practice as a student Medical Radiations Practitioner

3. Evaluate radiographic images using of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, technical factors and radiographic projections

4. Identify future learning opportunities, professional development and career improvement strategies through self-reflection

5. Explain the legal and ethical implications of the practice of Medical Radiations

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a work-integrated learning (WIL) practical clinical placement, in addition to a range of other learning activities including lectures, problem-based learning activities and self-directed learning.  This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system

You will undertake the equivalent of four hours per week in lectures and tutorials/laboratory classes.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.  You will also attend a 5-week block clinical placement.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course Blackboard site (accessed via myRMIT).  This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains.  You are also expected to conduct a significant level of self-directed learning to reinforce learned concepts.  There is the expectation that you will access appropriate peer-reviewed literature via the RMIT library.  The Medical Radiations Subject Guide (URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/medical-radiations) provides useful references.  A detailed course schedule will be available via myRMIT.  Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the course Blackboard site.


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment for this course includes:

 

Assessment Task 1: Clinical Placement

Weighting 0% (Hurdle Requirement)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 and 3

Assessment Task 2: Professional Development Journal

Weighting 0% (Hurdle Requirement)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 4

Assessment Task 3: Tests (Hospital Law and Ethics)

Weighing 40%

This assessment task supports CLO 5

Assessment Task 4: Assignments

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 5: Tutorial assessment

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLO 2, 3 and 4

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly and have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).