Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIB

Course code MRSC2160Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop 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 professional procedures of increasing difficulty or complexity. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional placement, and pass the course. Clinical placement occurs during Semester 2 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 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. apply and participate in MRS procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience
2. further develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers
3. further develop clinical reasoning skills
4. further develop and apply communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers
5. practice within an ethical and legal framework
6. be able to evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience
ContentThis course is fully integrated with MRSC2150. Medical radiation science students in Year 2 are expected to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes towards clinical practice and procedure at a level commensurate with their professional development as outlined in MRSC2150.

. Plain film imaging of the Head (Cranial Vault, Paranasal Sinuses, Facial Bones and Mandible)
. Plain film imaging of the Abdomen
. Introduction to the administration of Contrast Media
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2100 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIA
MRSC2110 Clinical Education IIA
Must be enrolled in or have successfully passed MRSC2150
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)Essential Criteria:
In order to pass this course students must
a. Gain an average mark of 50% or above
b. Pass each assessment task
Other: (please specify)You must pass this course to progress to MRSC3100 and MRSC3110.
Other: (please specify)Professional Placement:
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
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 1.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography).
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC2100, MRSC2110 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2150.
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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2160