Course Title: Medical Imaging 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging 4

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course guide info and changes due to COVID-19: As a consequence of courses being delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020, course guides may not reflect all courses assessments and activities. This is because some information in the course guide is fixed, such as learning outcomes, and some may change according to the semester of delivery. Please refer to Canvas for details regarding your assessment and activities for each of your Semester 2 courses and talk to your course coordinator if you have any questions.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1163

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

RADI1177

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

RADI1177

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Edel Doyle

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6646

Course Coordinator Email: edel.doyle@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.012


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites) 

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)

 

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

There is no flexibility with these requirements.  It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.  Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

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

At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.


Course Description

This course will refine your clinical knowledge and skills to prepare you for your career as a Medical Radiations Practitioner. In addition to your on-campus learning, you will be required to attend a designated Medical Imaging practice or department for a 5 week (full-time) clinical placement block.

This is a designated work-integrated learning course for BP148 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.

The capstone experience/s in this course include summative assessment tasks that evidence program level learning outcomes (PLOs) and graduate attributes, including communication skills, technical skills and knowledge.

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

There is no flexibility with these requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED. Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend 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 Coordinator 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 MedRad 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 MedRad 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.

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 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

1.5g. Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production

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 1e. Explain the principles and clinical applications of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging

1.6 1f. Explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging

 


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

  1. Perform and evaluate a wide range of radiographic skills in the areas of general and advanced imaging modalities.
  2. Demonstrate consistently high standards of professional behaviour, interpersonal and patient care skills to meet the standards of a Medical Radiations Practitioner.
  3. Critically evaluate situations and scenarios to facilitate optimal patient care, including recognition of reporting in a timely manner to ensure clinical or academic judgement.
  4. Critically assess medical images using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  5. Critically reflect on your role in the team, strengths and development needs, key learning experiences and develop logical action plans for future personal and professional development.


Overview of Learning Activities

During this capstone course you will continue to learn and be assessed in your application of all areas of Medical Imaging.

The focus of this final semester capstone course prior to your final placement will be to revisit the radiological appearances of a range of pathological conditions presented over the course of the MI program plan, with emphasis on imaging technique and clinical decision making. This course will assess capacity to identify medically significant findings with a focus on mammography, paediatric imaging, DXA, angiography and cardiac imaging.

Teacher Guided Hours: 60-70

Learner Directed Hours: 40-50

40 hours per week clinical placement


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course Learning Management System (LMS). 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.

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 Canvas site.

The main learning resource for the Medical Imaging Practice Courses consists of 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 have the opportunity to participate in a range of clinical procedures to help you work towards competent clinical practice. You will also be encouraged 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.

This course requires you to engage with your e-PDJ (Professional Development Journal). You are required to submit the required documentation to the ePDJ by the “available until” dates published in Canvas.

A key aspect of the Program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course, the building blocks for this will utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessments for this course 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 assessments as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning 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).

A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to AHPRA that students are competent and being sufficiently assessed against practice-focussed professional standards throughout the course of their program.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: WIL & 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 graduate 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 your performance in a clinical assessment demonstrates an unsatisfactory/unsafe level of practice, you will receive a NH fail grade for this course and be required to re-enrol in the course in the following year. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the final assessment you may be granted a Supplementary Assessment by the Course Assessment Committee.

Assessment Task 2: Clinical Skills Laboratory Assessment

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

Assessment Task 3: Invigilated Tests

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

Assessment Task 4: Written assignment

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

Assessment Task 5: Reflective Journal and Viva

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This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 5