Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIA

Course code MRSC2110Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate basic professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited diagnostic radiography clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will increase confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in basic to more complex professional procedures. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional placement, and pass the course. Clinical placement occurs during Semester 1 for five weeks.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. continue to develop and use clinical skills in MRS procedures
2. further develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards and ability to communicate with members of the public and other health care workers
3. further develop their clinical reasoning skills
4. practice within an existing ethical and legal framework
5. be able to evaluate and critique their professional role and performance during clinical practice
ContentMusculoskeletal imaging (shoulder, pelvis and vertebral column)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC1110 Clinical Education I
MRSC1100 Mrs Professional Methods 1
Must be enrolled in or have successfully passed MRSC2100
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesTo comply with the various state and territory Radiation Safety Acts students must have successfully completed 100% of the Diagnostic Laboratories and passed the OSCE. Students not meeting these requirements and not having supporting Special Consideration documentation will be excluded from attending Clinical Education placement and will fail the course.
Other: (please specify)Professional Placement Workbook:
Completion of all parts of the professional placement workbook. The workbook outlines the work to be completed during the Professional Placement and includes:
1. Written Reports
2. Clinical Supervisor Reports
3. Clinical Competence/Skill Development
4. Clinical Contact
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria:
In order to pass this course students must
a. Gain an average mark of 50% or above
b. Gain a minimum mark of 40% in every individual assessment task.
Other: (please specify)You must pass this course to progress to MRSC2150 and MRSC2160.
Contact HoursClinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Laboratory: for 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography).
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC1100, MRSC1110, PHYS1250 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2100.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2110