Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Practice 4

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1211

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Karim Yacoub

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email: karim.yacoub@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, therefore, this course is designed to build on the experience gained in Medical Imaging Practice 3 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 minimal supervision and organise your clinical learning in relation to your personal and professional development for future clinical courses.

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

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 situations 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)
  • Apply knowledge of safe and effective use of medicines (1.h)

Standard 1A

  • Perform projection radiography examinations in a range of settings (1A.a)

Standard 2

  • Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (2.a)
  • Seek opportunities to progress the profession (2.e)

Standard 3

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

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)
  • Implement quality assurance processes imaging or treating patients/clients (5.c)


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

  1. Apply evidence-based knowledge and practical skills to plan and perform projection radiography, fluoroscopy, angiography and CT in a range of settings on patients, and complete all tasks within the ePDJ to a satisfactory level.
  2. Safely conduct routine projection radiography, fluoroscopy and CT examinations with minimal supervision utilising knowledge of relevant theory, clinical indicators, patient positioning, use of medicines, principles of radiation safety and technical factors whilst demonstrating adherence to the ALARA Principle.
  3. Critique medical images applying knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice.
  4. Evaluate situations and scenarios to facilitate optimal patient care, including recognition of reporting in a timely manner to ensure clinical or academic judgement, and. demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others as part of an effective team.
  5. Evaluate professionalism and communication skills, and demonstrate safe and appropriate patient care, using appropriate terminology and theory to meet the standards of a 3rd Year student Medical Radiations Practitioner.
  6. Reflect on the rationale and outcomes of the your role in the team, strength and development needs and key learning experiences, as well as, 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 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 the Canvas learning environment in order to share experience with your peers and demonstrate learning. 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: Skills Assessment (Hurdle)

Weighting 40%

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

Assessment Task 2: Clinical Placement (Hurdle)

Weighting 0%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Electronic Professional Development Journal

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Case Study Assignment

Weighting 30%

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