Course Title: Project
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Project
Credit Points: 12.00
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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Research skills and knowledge of evidence-based practice are essential, and utilising relevant research evidence is part of the professional capabilities in Medical Radiations. Building on your first-year course Research in Health Sciences, as well as your skills in reviewing relevant and recent literature, this course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to design a research project relevant to your clinical practice experience. This project will further develop your research skills and help build your confidence with measurable data and analysis. The project topic will be negotiated with your course coordinator and clinical educator.
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):
- Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (2.a)
- Seek opportunities to progress the profession (2.e)
- Collaborate with other health practitioners (3.b)
- Resolve challenges through application of critical thinking and reflective practice (4.a)
On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Develop a research question, relevant to medical radiations, and build a project with measurable outcomes. The project needs to be completed during your Supervised Clinical Practice placement block.
2. Evaluate relevant literature to support your processes and understanding of your medical radiations project.
3. Plan and identify key steps to implement for the successful completion of your project, including the analysis to be performed.
4. Apply ethical and professional principles relevant to medical radiations, to your research methods, data collection and collaboration with health practitioners.
5. Critically analyse and interpret your data and present all results in an appropriate format.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will learn through a range of activities including lectures and tutorial classes, self-directed study and team-based discussions. This course is supported by RMIT's online learning management system (LMS).
Overview of Learning Resources
A range of learning and teaching strategies will be employed in this course. The lectures and tutorials will further your knowledge of research methods and evidence-based practice and provide a means for discussion about your projects.
As you progress through the Program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning. The teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For this course, you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practise, but you will need to supplement this with further reading and self-directed study. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course at regular intervals. Additionally, you should identify areas for development and address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.
This course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You will be required to use Canvas to submit your written assessments.
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 key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.
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 progress your learning and personal development.
Overview of Assessment
This course has no hurdle requirements.
Assessment Task 1: Written Assignment: Project Plan
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3
Assessment Task 2: Written Assignment: Project Abstract
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-5
Assessment Task 3: Project Presentation
This assessment task supports CLOs 1- 5