Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIIB

Course code MRSC3160Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course allows students to refine their basic to high level professional skills, by participating in skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited clinical centre. This professional placement will allow students to finalise their professional skills, complete program competency requirements, and become ready to begin clinical practice. 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. observe and identify the role and function of medical radiation practitioners and health care team members in the delivery of health care
2. continue to apply and participate in MRS procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience
3. continue to develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers
4. further develop clinical reasoning skills
5. further develop and apply communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers
6. practice within an ethical and legal framework
7. evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical practice according to the level of experience
8. describe the current and future roles that may be required to practice within and reflect on the need for continual learning to improve clinical practice
9. summarise their clinical learning over the entire clinical program
Content- Imaging of the soft-tissues of the neck
- Peripheral Vascular
- Imaging of the cardio-Respiratory System
- Multi-System Trauma
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC3100 Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIA
MRSC3111 MRS Clinical IIIA
Must be enrolled in or have successfully passed MRSC3150
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesTo comply with the various state ans territory Radiation Safety Acts students must have successfully completed 100% of the Diagnostic Laboratories. 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)You must pass this course to graduate.
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.
ReportsProfessional Placement Workbook
1. Written Reports
2. Clinical Supervisor Reports
3. Clinical Competence/Skill Development
4. Clinical Contact
Contact HoursClinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 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 MRSC3100, MRSC3111 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3150.
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 MRSC3160