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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC4270 and MRSC4380. Students who have successfully completed MRSC4270 or MRSC4380 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC4160.
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
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
3. Safe radiation practice principles and procedures as they relate to:
- General radiography
including risk management, safe use of equipment and instrumentation, workplace safety including management of radiation and radioactivity
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) (40002)
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) (40010)
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011)
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.
Students must be active in the B Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) (40002) program to enrol in this course.
MRSC4110, MRSC4220 or MRSC4330
Log / Workbook: Professional Skills/Clinical Competence Workbook *
Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
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:
- Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- 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.
- 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.
Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 11 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks
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