Available in 2022
Course code

MRSC4160

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

By attending a professional placement at an accredited clinical centre in a variety of service settings, this course allows students to broaden their professional practice experience, consolidate academic knowledge and refine professional skills towards competent practitioner level.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC4380. Students who have successfully completed MRSC4380 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC4160.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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. Apply and participate in MRS procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience

3. 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


Content

Professional Practice involving application of:

1. Aspects of Ethical and Professional practice including legal responsibilities, mandatory and voluntary reporting, MRPB Code of Practice, informed consent, fitness to practice, bioethics

2. Components and structure of Australian Health Care System

3. Quality frameworks as relevant to Medical Radiation Science

4. Safe radiation practice principles and procedures in Diagnostic Radiography related areas (not limited to):

  • • General radiography
  • • CT
  • • MRI
  • • DSA

Including risk management, safe use of equipment and instrumentation, workplace safety including management of radiation and radioactivity.

5. Safe radiation practice principles and procedures in Nuclear Medicine related areas (not limited to):

  • • Radionuclide Therapy
  • • MRI
  • • Paediatric

6. Safe radiation practice principles and procedures in Radiation Therapy related areas (not limited to):

  • • Proton Therapy
  • • MRLinac
  • • Brachytherapy
  • • Radiation Therapy Planning Software and Workflow

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

Students must be active in one of the B Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) [40002], Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) [40010] or Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) [40011] programs to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

MRSC4110, MRSC4220 or MRSC4330


Assessment items

Log / Workbook: Professional Skills/Clinical Competence Workbook *

Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.
  • Workshop: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend the workshops and engage with the learning activities and assessment

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Log / Workbook: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete and submit all parts of the clinical workbook and complete the required clinical contact hours to pass this course.
  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

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