MEDI13002 - Imaging Procedures 3
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Imaging Procedures 3 builds upon the core knowledge and skills developed and consolidated during Imaging Procedures 1 and 2 and clinical practice. This unit will predominantly focus on practical Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and on safe administration of intravenous contrast media. On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills and knowledge to be able to perform simulated CT examinations of the brain, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. You will learn the foundation knowledge and skills of intravenous (IV) cannulation. You will perform CT procedures and simulated IV cannulation in our clinical simulation laboratory.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

MEDI12006 Imaging Procedure 2 and
MEDI12005 Science & Instrumentation 2 and
MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1 and
MEDI12007 Quality Processes for Dose and Image Optimisation


Co-requisite:

MEDI13001 Science & Instrumentation 3

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
  • 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 Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment Pass/Fail
3. In-class Test(s) Pass/Fail
4. Practical Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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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
Consistency of messages across lectures, labs and tutorials cemented understanding Discussions with students and Course Evaluation Maintain structure of content and use of labs and tutorials
Timing of cannulation assessment soon after break week caused some stress to students Discussions with students and Course Evaluation The timing of this unit may change in future offerings. If not, the timing of the cannulation assessment will be considered in relation to break week.
Some form of exam or test would be beneficial to assess breadth of content Discussions with students and Course Evaluation A change proposal has been initiated to change to an in-class test.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment
  2. analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality
  3. optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances
  4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

This unit maps to the following components of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia's Professional Capabilities for Medical Radiation Practice:
Domain 1 Professional and ethical conduct: capabilities 1 - 3
Domain 3 Evidence based practice and professional learning: capabilities 1 - 2
Domain 4 Radiation safety and risk management: capabilities 1 - 5
Domain 5 Practice in medical radiation science: capabilities 1 - 8
Domain 5a Practice in diagnostic radiography: capability 3

The Australian Institute of Radiographers (AIR) recommends that IV cannulation be taught at undergraduate level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Practical Assessment  
3 - In-class Test(s)      
4 - Practical Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Computed Tomography for Technologists: A Comprehensive Text
Author/s: Romans, L Year: 2010
Edition: Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
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 CoordinatorNatalie Sciascia (n.sciascia@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

MEDI13002 commences in Week 2

Week 2 13-03-2017

IV Cannulation and Contrast Safety

Romans, Chapter 12 and pages 142-147

Merrill's, Volume 2 Chapter 18

IV cannulation workbook available on the course Moodle site.

Week 3 20-03-2017 Humanistic & Scientific aspects of CT

Romans, Chapters 10 & 11

Week 4 27-03-2017 CT Imaging of the Head
Romans, Chapter 19 and pages 183-197
Week 5 03-04-2017 CT Special Procedures
Romans, Chapters 23 & 24 and pages 273-287

IV cannulation assessment

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

VACATION WEEK

Week 6 17-04-2017 CT Imaging of the Spine Romans, pages 198 - 203

Public Holiday - Easter Monday

Week 7 24-04-2017 Principles of CT Angiography

Romans, pages 147-164, 242-245, 269-273, 285

Public Holiday - Anzac Day (Tuesday)
Week 8 01-05-2017 CT Imaging of the Thorax
Romans, Chapter 16 and pages 267 - 272

Public Holiday - Labour Day (Monday)

Week 9 08-05-2017 CT Imaging of the Abdomen
Romans, Chapters 17 & 21
Week 10 15-05-2017

CT Imaging of the Pelvis & Hips

Romans, Chapters 17 & 21
Week 11 22-05-2017

CT Imaging of the Extremities

Romans, Chapter 18

Week 12 29-05-2017

Consolidation

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017 CT practical assessment
Professional Behaviours Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 03:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017 CT In-class Test

This unit commences in Week 2, running until Week 14. The final assessment for this unit (In-class test) is timetabled for Week 14.

Note that the requirement of 150 hours of student engagement with the unit still holds. You should expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week for this course. Students should plan to attend all lectures, labs and tutorials as this will be integral to the development of knowledge and skills required for the assessments of the unit. Students are expected to practice CT techniques during the timetabled practice sessions. The pace of class CT lab activities has been set with this expectation of practice and corresponding skill development.

Please note this important information from the University Assessment Procedures.

A student who fails any assessment item in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Professional Behaviours
Task Description

Professional behaviour is a vital component of your competencies as a health care professional. As such you will be expected to demonstrate this consistently whilst working in the simulated clinical environment of the imaging labs.

A professional behaviours assessment form will be available on the unit Moodle site. You must bring it with you to each of your scheduled labs. This form details the behaviours required. Your lab tutor will assess your performance relative to the stated standards. For any category where you have not demonstrated the behaviour to the standard, one demerit point will apply. Your lab tutor will complete and sign the form every session. If you fail to bring your form to your scheduled lab session you will be awarded one demerit. Once completed this form must be uploaded via the unit Moodle site for review by the unit coordinator.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

This assessment task must be completed by the specified 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. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass-fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

This assessment form must be completed and uploaded by the due date set in the unit Moodle site or you will be awarded a fail grade for this task. This will result in a fail grade for the unit as per the university procedure.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 03:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback within 2 weeks of the due date.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessed upon:

  • Adherence to dress code
  • Punctuality
  • Use of materials
  • Use of class time
  • Team behaviour
  • Professional behaviour
  • Acceptance of feedback

Detailed assessment criteria and a marking rubric are available on the unit Moodle site.

In order to receive a "pass" grade for this task you must:

  • receive no more than six (6) demerit marks if you attend all scheduled lab sessions. The maximum allowable number of demerit points will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for any students who do not attend all scheduled lab sessions.
  • complete and upload the assessment form by the due date set in the unit Moodle site.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Completed forms to be uploaded via the unit Moodle site.

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

4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title CT Practical Assessment
Task Description

You will perform an individual 20 minute practical assessment of a CT clinical simulation procedure in the CT suite.

You will be given a CT examination referral for one of the non-contrast CT protocols that have been covered during CT practical lab sessions.

This is a holistic assessment and you must consider all aspects of the patient journey, including patient care and communication as well as the technical aspects of the examination. For the first part of the assessment the assessor will take the part of the patient. For the second part you will use the CT anthropomorphic phantom and complete the required CT examination.

Please note -

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • You must present for your individual practical assessment dressed as you would present to the clinical environment. Any student not adhering to the dress code may be excluded from the assessment.
  • The examination is timed. You will have 20 minutes to complete the practical elements of the task, including questioning time to enable you to justify the technique you have used. If the practical element of the examination is not completed within the allocated 20 minutes, the practical element 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.
  • As this is a simulation of a clinical procedure, you must perform this assessment without referring to any guidance resources (eg. notes, texts, electronic devices) - this is a closed book assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

This assessment task must be completed as specified in the Assessment Due Date below. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date.

Assessment Due Date During timetabled class on Wednesday and Thursday of Review/Exam week.
Return Date to Students Written feedback within 2 weeks.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is an holistic assessment of CT imaging skills. You will be assessed on the following main categories of activities:

  • Justification
  • Patient communication
  • Legal requirements
  • Use of the control panel
  • Use of the gantry and table
  • Selection of protocols and imaging parameters
  • Scan planning and manipulation of data set
  • Accurate use of terminology

Each main category has one or more tasks. Each task has a minimum score required for a pass. Some tasks are of a more critical nature than others, therefore require a higher level of performance.

Please note:

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score on all tasks you will be given one additional opportunity to perform the assessment, to be scheduled within one week of the original test date.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Practical assessment in CT lab.

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

1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment

2. analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality

3. optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances

4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title In-class Test
Task Description

A two-hour in-class written assessment.

You will write an in-class test to demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts and use the terminology based on content provided from all weeks of this unit. Question tasks will be of the same types that you will practice in weekly tutorials. These tasks may include analysis of projected diagrams, photographs and CT images, creation of line diagrams to illustrate concepts, explanations and discussions.

This is a closed-book assessment and no notes, texts or electronic devices are allowed into the class during this assessment task. You will have a five minute perusal time prior to the allotted writing time. You will write the test under examination conditions as detailed in the Assessment Procedures. You will submit your test paper and rough paper at the end of the test period.

This test must be written at the timetabled date and time. As per the Assessment Procedures, this task is to be completed during a defined period. There is no opportunity to apply a late penalty. If you arrive late, you may enter the test room up to 30 minutes after the start of the test, however, you will still be required to submit your test at the standard test end time. You will not be allowed entry more than 30 minutes after the test starts. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity for you to complete this assessment at a later time, and you will receive a mark of zero for the assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

Assessment Due Date During the timetabled class in Week 14/Exam Week.
Return Date to Students Written feedback within 2 weeks of the due date.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessed on:

  • Correct use of scientific terminology
  • Identification of normal cross-sectional anatomy
  • Identification of abnormalities on cross-sectional imaging
  • Application of knowledge of imaging protocols
  • Accurate description of patient positioning
  • Application and adaptation of CT data sets to suit individual clinical circumstances
  • Analysis of CT data sets to evaluate scan quality
  • Accurate consideration of contrast safety, cannulation technique and contrast use.

Question responses will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Correct use of scientific terminology
  • Correct selection and application of core concepts to the specific content of the question
  • Clarity, correctness, relevance and completeness of the response in addressing the question that was asked

The number of marks for each question are allocated based on the depth and breadth of the required response, and will be indicated on the test paper.


Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment

2. analyse computed tomography data sets in order to identify common pathologies and evaluate image quality

3. optimise the imaging protocols and presentation of data sets for CT examinations, taking into account evidence based practice and individual clinical circumstances

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



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title IV Cannulation Practical Assessment
Task Description

An individual 15 minute practical assessment in the general science lab. You will perform intravenous cannulation on the arm or hand of a cannulation phantom for this practical assessment.

This is a holistic assessment and you must consider all aspects of the patient's journey during cannulation, including patient care and communication as well as the practical elements of the cannulation. For the first part of the assessment, the assessor will take the part of the patient. For the second part you will cannulate the arm phantom.

Please note -

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • You must present for your individual practical assessment dressed as you would present to the clinical environment. Any student not adhering to the dress code may be excluded from the assessment.
  • You will have 15 minutes to complete the assessment. If all the practical elements of the assessment are not completed within the allocated 15 minutes, 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.
  • As this is a simulation of a clinical procedure, you must perform this assessment without referring to any guidance resources (eg. notes, texts, electronic devices) - this is a closed book assessment.

Please note the following advice from the University Assessment Procedures:

Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail 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.

Assessment Due Date During the timetabled class on Wednesday of Week 5.
Return Date to Students Written feedback within 2 weeks.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Assessed on:

  • Patient care
  • Professional communication
  • Legal requirements
  • Infection control
  • Sharps safety
  • Effective and safe cannulation

Each main category has one or more tasks. Each task has a minimum score required for a pass. Some tasks are of a more critical nature than others, therefore require a higher level of performance.

Please note:

  • Detailed assessment criteria and a scoring rubric will be available on Moodle.
  • If you do not achieve the minimum score on all tasks you will be given one additional opportunity to perform the assessment, to be scheduled within one week of the original test date.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Practical assessment in the general science lab.

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

1. safely and effectively perform non-contrast computed tomography examinations and intra-venous cannulation in the simulated clinical environment

4. demonstrate patient care and professional behaviours in the simulated clinical environment.

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




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