Clinical radiography comprises many facets, all of which must be mastered. The objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) is made up of two individual assessments which reflect various aspects of clinical diagnostic radiography. These assessments are:
Station 1: Simulated radiography in the x-ray suite
An individual 15 minute practical assessment
Practical assessment one will focus on your patient care, examination justification, safe practice, positioning and management of the radiographic procedure
You will be required to perform one radiographic series of two projections for an x-ray examination that you have learned in this unit
Station 2: Radiography of an anthropomorphic phantom in the x-ray suite
An individual 20 minute practical assessment in the x-ray suite (15 min image acquisition plus 5 min questions)
This assessment focuses specifically on the technical aspects of your radiographic technique
You will be required to perform one conventional radiography projection that you have learned during this unit on an anthropomorphic x-ray phantom
You must present for your individual practical assessments dressed as you would present to the clinical environment. Any student not adhering to the dress code may be excluded from the assessment
Each assessment is timed. You will have a set time to complete the practical elements of each task. There will be 5 minutes at the end of the imaging assessment for you to answer questions and justify your technique. If the practical element of the assessment is not completed within the allocated time, the assessment will be stopped and you will be marked based on your performance to that point
Clinical staff may be present as part of the examining panel as well as academic members of the team
This assessment task may be recorded using a video camera to enable moderation
Please note the following advice from the University Assessment of Coursework Procedures:
In non-graded (pass-fail) units, all assessment items must be submitted by the due date, as there is no opportunity to apply a five per cent penalty, due to the pass-fail nature of each assessment task. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass-fail unit, or who fail a pass-fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.
This assessment task must be completed on the specified day and time. 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.