BMSC12002 - Work Integrated Learning 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On successful completion of this work integrated learning unit students should be able to apply theoretical knowledge attained in preceding and concurrent units to the professional work environment for the discipline area they are preparing to enter. This health industry practical experience allows students to interact with practicing professionals and to experience the work role which should further develop their technical skills.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:
BMSC11003 Introduction to Medical Sciences and
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 and
BMSC11004 Introduction to Biochemistry OR BMSC11005 Foundations of Biochemistry.

Co-requisite:
BMSC12003 Haematology

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
  • Rockhampton

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 and Written Assessment 50%
2. Off-campus Activity 50%

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
A more specific and detailed clinical supervisor evaluation form needs to be developed Employer formative feedback The supervisor evaluation form with additional questions regarding student performance and activities needs to be included.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge and practical skills in a professional work role context
  2. Assess workflow within a medical laboratory, including management roles
  3. Explore quality assurance and quality control procedures
  4. Understand the ethical and legal considerations for patient data processing and storage
  5. Discuss the diagnostic process
  6. Develop communication and problem solving skills in the workplace

This unit provides the opportunity for students in the Medical Sciences (Pathology) degree course to learn key practical skills, apply the knowledge learned in the class and demonstrate competence in the practice of medical laboratory science. The unit is totally based in the workplace and both Internal and External students will be required to undertake 3 weeks (15 days) of placement in a designated pathology laboratory. The student will be offered a choice of geographical locations and preferred weeks for placement, but actual placement is dependent on availability.

This unit is offered to students in the second year of the pathology specialisation of the undergraduate course in medical science. It was developed in response to feedback from employers and the professional body that upon graduation students should be able to demonstrate a basic set of competencies recognised by employing private and public sector pathology laboratories. The learning outcomes have therefore been written in a broad context to allow flexibility within the actual placement.

Whilst the actual placement may vary slightly depending on the instrumentation, test profile offered by a particular laboratory and the training opportunities that present themselves, the student will be expected to adopt professional attitudes and undertake training as directed whilst under supervision. The areas of practical training and competence assessment during this period of clinical placement are aligned with theoretical units co-taught in term 1 of the 2nd year of the degree. This then supports learning and success in both directions; theoretical supporting placement and placement contextualising theory.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Off-campus Activity    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 and Written Assessment
2 - Off-campus Activity

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

This Work Integrated Learning course is based on your learning in the workplace and therefore does not have a textbook.

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 CoordinatorWayne Pederick (w.pederick@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

Please see assessment task for details of weekly placement schedule

Actual placement schedule will differ for each student

Week 2 13-03-2017
Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017
Week 7 24-04-2017
Week 8 01-05-2017
Week 9 08-05-2017
Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Placement Workbook
Task Description

To provide structure to the learning, a placement workbook will act as the principle learning activity and assessment tool. The workbook has been developed in collaboration with placement providers and employers and aligns with Standards of Competence issued by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS). Training 'at the bench' will be supervised by a qualified Medical Scientist, but actual training may be delegated to other competent staff. A series of activities have been designed to test your ability to contextualise the training. At the end of periods of training in particular tasks the training supervisor will assess competence and sign a declaration that you have demonstrated a basic level of competence to perform the defined task. To develop communication skills you will be encouraged to ask questions of other members of the team in order to answer some of the tasks in the workbook.

Some tasks can be marked against the standard CQUniversity grading criteria and will be used to determine an overall mark for the course, whilst the competence-based tasks will be evaluated on a simple pass/fail basis. You must pass all competence-based tasks for which you have received training in order that the scored tasks can be used to determine the overall course grade. The workbook should be supported by a portfolio of additional evidence that you would like to include to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application during the placement. Such a portfolio is useful to show potential employers at interview and demonstrates how you have exceeded expectations.

Assessment Due Date To be submitted 1 week after completion of the placement
Return Date to Students 2 weeks after submission of the workbook
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The workbook provides a breakdown of marks for each task and also provides guidance on what the marker is expecting you to include or consider. This is only guidance, as each placement differs slightly.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must pass all competence statements for which they have received training and achieve a minimum of 50% of the marks available.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Apply knowledge and practical skills in a professional work role context

2. Assess workflow within a medical laboratory, including management roles

3. Explore quality assurance and quality control procedures

4. Understand the ethical and legal considerations for patient data processing and storage

5. Discuss the diagnostic process

6. Develop communication and problem solving skills in the workplace

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

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



2 Off-campus Activity

Assessment Title Off-campus Activity (Workplace supervisor report)
Task Description

This item relates to professional conduct and appropriate engagement within the workplace and will be completed by the relevant workplace supervisor.

Assessment Due Date Submitted by supervisor after placement completion
Return Date to Students N/A - student conduct either satisfactory or not
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

This report will be completed by your workplace supervisor.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

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

1. Apply knowledge and practical skills in a professional work role context

4. Understand the ethical and legal considerations for patient data processing and storage

5. Discuss the diagnostic process

6. Develop communication and problem solving skills in the workplace

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

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




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