MEDI11005 - Patient Care in the Allied Health Professions
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides you with the foundation knowledge and skills that you will need to provide safe and effective patient care as a student health practitioner. You will be introduced to medico-legal and ethical responsibilities of a medical radiation practitioner. You will be able to integrate the physical, mental and psychosocial aspects of care to provide a holistic approach to interacting with and caring for patients. You will be able to apply infection control and manual handling techniques and conduct basic patient assessments. You will be introduced to common medical emergencies that may occur in the medical imaging clinical environment.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 15%
2. In-class Test(s) 25%
3. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Suggest changing timing of in class written test held during residential school to after all lab sessions have been completed. This would enable FLEX students to consolidate knowledge. Campus students could be seen to be advantaged by the schedule that is currently used. Have your say feedback. Direct verbal feedback. Staff feedback. Schedule the in class written test to final day of residential school school.
Students enjoy the course as currently set up. Particular areas mentioned are the relevance of course materials and hands on experience in labs. Have your say feedback. Ensure lab sessions remain interactive and engaging to students. Keep format and lectures as set up in 2016.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the medicolegal aspects of practice of a diagnostic radiographer.
  2. Apply best practices in infection control procedures and manual handling.
  3. Employ communication strategies that are empathetic, effective and tailored to the patient’s circumstances.
  4. Respond within your scope of practice to changes in a patient’s condition.
  5. Discuss basic concepts of pharmacokinetics and drug administration.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment    
2 - In-class Test(s)    
3 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking        
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence          
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment        
2 - In-class Test(s)      
3 - Examination      

Prescribed Textbooks

Torres' Patient Care in Imaging Technology
Author/s: Dutton, Linn-Watson & Torres Year: 2012
Edition: 8th edn Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: Students may use either the hardcopy book or e-book, which is available for purchase directly through the publisher at http://www.lww.com/Product/9781469828329.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorHazel Harries-Jones (h.harries-jones@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Course introdution and Holistic Care of Patient

Prescribed text book (Torres Patient Care in Imaging Technology)

One hour tutorial

Week 2 13-03-2017

Communication with Patients

Ch 3 pp 45-66

One hour tutorial

Week 3 20-03-2017

Infection Control

Ch 5 pp 93-112

One hour tutorial

Week 4 27-03-2017

Infection Control

Ch 14 pp 265-285

Communication Lab (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Week 5 03-04-2017

Patient Monitoring

Ch 6 pp 129-147

Infection Control Lab (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Safe moving and handling of patients

Ch 4 pp 67-91

Patient Monitioring Lab (vital signs) (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Week 7 24-04-2017

Safe Moving and Handling of Patients (Dependent Patients)

Ch 4 pp 67-91

Patient Transfers Lab (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Week 8 01-05-2017

Patient Attachments

Ch 13 pp 245-261

Patient Attachment / Practice Skills Lab (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Week 9 08-05-2017

Private study and revision time

Residential School for external students including skills tests (11th -12th May)

In Class Written Test Due Friday (12 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017 Mediocolegal Issues in Medical Imaging Ch 2 pp 17-42

Practical Skill tests (internal students only)

One hour tutorial

Week 11 22-05-2017 Pharmacology in Medical Imaging

Ch 15 pp287-308 pp 311-331

Internet resource

One hour tutorial

Week 12 29-05-2017

Consolidation of Knowledge

One hour tutorial

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Examination dateTBC

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Examination dateTBC

Each week normally includes about 1 – 1 1/2 hours of recorded lectures and a tutorial. Each tutorial is run on campus for internal students and as a videoconference for external students. Internal students will attend weekly labs during Weeks 4 – 8 and 10. External students will attend labs in the residential school on 11 – 12 May 2017. The lab sessions provide you the hands-on experience and guided instruction to develop the skills you will need for your Practical Assessment. When attending lab sessions, you will be required to adhere to all occupational health and safety requirements related to use of the Medical Imaging laboratories, including completion of the mandatory lab induction prior to your first session. You are required to adhere to the Medical Imaging Dress Code for all practical lab sessions.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description
You are required to observe, learn and practice patient care techniques and skills during internal practical labs or residential school.

Attendance at the labs is compulsory. In order to attain a pass 100% attendance at labs is required.

In the case of absence, you must submit an assessment extension request for any missed lab and provide a valid reason with supporting documentation for the absence.It will be necessary to make up the lab at a time to be arranged.

During the final scheduled laboratory session, you will be assessed on your performance of two practical skills selected at random from the skills covered during the course. One will be patient focused and one non patient focused (i.e technical).


Assessment Procedure: this assessment task must be completed on the date specified in the assessment due date. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date, and there will be no opportunity to apply a late penalty of five per cent per day.

Assessment Due Date Practical assessments for internal students will take place during the final timetabled practical lab session in week 10. Practical assessments for external students will take place on the final afternoon of the timetabled residential school in week 9.
Return Date to Students Results of the practical assessments will be available one week after completion of your assessment.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

1.100% attendance at labs.

In the case of absence, you must submit an assessment extension request for any missed lab and provide a valid reason with supporting documentation for the absence.It will be necessary to make up the lab at a time to be arranged.

2. Practical Skills Assessment

The performance standards for each clinical skill will contain both critical and non critical criteria. During the assessment the student will perform the two randomly selected clinical skills whilst being observed by the instructor.The student score is based on the number of critical and non critical criteria completed correctly, with critical criteria weighted more heavily than non critical criteria. The technical skill assessment contributes 5/15 of total marks and the patient focused skill contributes 10/15.

There is a minimum pass mark equivalent to 80% (4/5 )for technical skill and 35% (3.5/10) for patient focused skill). Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.

If you do not achieve the required standards at the first attempt:

  • there will be two further opportunities to retake practical assessment part 1
  • there will be one further opportunity to retake practical assessment part 2

Both assessments and attendance requirements must be passed in order to pass the unit.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 100% attendance at labs. Practical Assessment 7.5/15 with at least 4/5 in technical skill test and 3.5/10 in the patient focused skill test.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply best practices in infection control procedures and manual handling.

3. Employ communication strategies that are empathetic, effective and tailored to the patient’s circumstances.

4. Respond within your scope of practice to changes in a patient’s condition.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title In Class Written Test
Task Description

Students will complete an in class closed book written test covering topics from the first 7 weeks of the course. Question types may include multiple choice, short answer, definitions, discussions and explanations, with particular focus on underlying theory applied to clinical skills covered in lab sessions. Students will have 50 minutes to complete the test. In accordance with 3.2.5 Assessment of Coursework Procedure, this assessment task must be completed on the date specified in the Assessment Due Date. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date, and there will be no opportunity to apply a late penalty of five per cent per day.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students within 2 weeks of submission
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Correct use of medical terminology
  • Correctness of factual knowledge
  • Correct application of theory to practical application
  • Demonstration of depth and breadth of knowledge in patient focused and technical situations

Detailed assessment guidelines and marking criteria will be made available on Moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Hand to unit co ordinator or test invigilator at the end of the test

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Apply best practices in infection control procedures and manual handling.

3. Employ communication strategies that are empathetic, effective and tailored to the patient’s circumstances.

4. Respond within your scope of practice to changes in a patient’s condition.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 60%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Discuss the medicolegal aspects of practice of a diagnostic radiographer.

2. Apply best practices in infection control procedures and manual handling.

3. Employ communication strategies that are empathetic, effective and tailored to the patient’s circumstances.

4. Respond within your scope of practice to changes in a patient’s condition.

5. Discuss basic concepts of pharmacokinetics and drug administration.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice

Engagement

This unit teaches communication, cognitive and technical skills as a foundation for the profession.This will ensure the student gains the skills required for engaging in the clinical environment with both staff and patients.

Graduate Attributes

Communication skills, holistic care, infection control and safe practice in a health care environment.

Indigenisation of Curriculum

Holistic and cultural considerations in a health care environment are considered.

Internationalisation of Curriculum

The unit will draw on a evidence base of best practice form international sources to underpin student knowledge.

Sustainability

Unit material will ensure advancements in health and medical imaging are addressed. The approach will ensure consideration of the health and safety both for self, staff and patients in the clinical environment.

Work Related Learning

Lab work will simulate a clinical environment and theoretical knowledge gained during the course will be put into practice. Professional behaviour and evidence based practice is a focus.


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