BMSC13012 - Advanced Work Integrated Learning
Term 2 - 2017


All details in this unit profile for BMSC13012 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student). The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.

Overview

On 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 authentic practical experience allows students to experience the work role which will further develop their technical skills and professional interaction.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

PHRM19001 Pharmacology & Toxicology or BMSC13010 Pharmacology or BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry

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 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

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. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Off-campus Activity 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.

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
More detail and clarity around assessment tasks and more timely return and feedback for assessment task submissions. Student course evaluation Review process around marking and return of assessment tasks.
Students have requested access to earlier lectures that may have relevance to their placement and which may have been archived in Moodle. Student course evaluation Review processes and discuss with discipline leaders.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Compare and clarify theoretical knowledge in the professional work role context.
  2. Apply the skills to work autonomously and as a member of a team to ensure efficient work processes.
  3. Choose appropriate discipline specific and quality control procedures within workplace environment.
  4. Communicate and solve problems in the workplace

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - 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
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 - Written Assessment    
2 - Off-campus Activity        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

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), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSusan Williams (s.p.williams@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 10-07-2017

This unit does not include any set learning materials.

Week 2 17-07-2017
Week 3 24-07-2017
Week 4 31-07-2017
Week 5 07-08-2017
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017
Week 7 28-08-2017
Week 8 04-09-2017
Week 9 11-09-2017
Week 10 18-09-2017
Week 11 25-09-2017
Week 12 02-10-2017
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Your assessment tasks for this unit aim to support your placement and the activities you are involved in during your placement. This written assessment task requires you to complete the following:

  1. A written application for employment in a position relevant to your placement. This application must include: (i) a cover letter; (ii) written responses to selection criteria which demonstrate your suitability for working in the role/position; and (iii) and up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Completion of a daily work journal to document the professional activities which you complete or participate in during your placement. This work journal must be signed by your placement supervisor prior to submission.
  3. Identification of a research activity or quality improvement activity that would be appropriate for the workplace in which you completed your placement. This will require you to: explore and discuss such activities with staff in the workplace; and consider current practices and policies within the workplace which may relate to your activity. IMPORTANT NOTE: you are NOT required to implement this activity or any related changes within your workplace.
  4. Oral presentation (approximately 20 minutes duration) which provides background information on the organisation with which you have completed your placement; and thorough discussion of the research or quality improvement activity that you have considered and identified as appropriate (from #3 above). This will include a full description of the issue and any associated practices or policies that currently occur/exist in the workplace; consideration and documentation of methodology and anticipated outcomes (including time frames and resources that would be required to implement). You will be required to make this presentation to the staff who have supported you during your placement (you will need to liaise with your placement supervisor to identify an appropriate day and time to deliver this presentation AND submit a copy of your presentation (with audio recording) to the unit Moodle site for evaluation by your discipline supervisor. NOTE: you may be able to arrange to have your workplace presentation recorded and this recording can be submitted as a Mp4 file or YouTube link to the Moodle site).

Additional details for this task will be available on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Written application for employment - must be completed and submitted 1 week prior to placement commencement. Daily work journal - must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks of completion of placement. Oral presentation - must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks of completion of placement.
Return Date to Students Marked assessments will be returned to students within 3 weeks of submission.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

All tasks are marked as either a Pass or Fail.

Your Application for employment, Daily work journal and Oral Presentation will be marked by your discipline leader within CQUniversity.

Your completed work journal must be signed by your placement supervisor.

Your 3 (three) and 6 (six) week evaluations will be completed by your placement supervisor.

You are:

  • Responsible for providing your supervisor with a copy of these evaluations (downloaded from the unit Moodle site);
  • Required to meet with your supervisor to discuss these evaluations;and
  • Required to submit the completed and signed evaluation via the Assessment BLOCK on our Moodle site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: During your placement you will be working with other professionals and representing CQUniversity. If your performance within the workplace is not considered by your workplace supervisor as appropriate or adequate you may be expected to complete another placement to demonstrate competence in the activities required of you in your discipline.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must submit and achieve a pass for all items included in this task.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

1. Compare and clarify theoretical knowledge in the professional work role context.

4. Communicate and solve problems 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

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Off-campus Activity

Assessment Title Off-campus Activity
Task Description

This Advanced Work Integrated Learning unit requires you to complete six (6) weeks (30 days) of placement with a service provider relevant to your discipline/specialisation within the Bachelor of Medical Sciences course (ie. Pathology OR Clinical Measurement OR Nutrition).

It is your responsibility to ensure you have provided us with documentary evidence (to be fowarded to: smas-clinicalplacements@cqu.edu.au) of the following BEFORE your placement commences:

  • Australian Blue Card
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Tuberculosis vaccination.

PRIOR to commencement of your placement you will be required to complete a Pre-placement checklist which is available on the unit Moodle site. This completed checklist must be submitted to the unit Moodle site with your Application for employment.

Depending on your specialisation, your 30 days of placement may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on the needs of the organisation/service provided and their staff (in the first instance), and in negotiation with you and the unit coordinator/discipline leader.

Your placement supervisor will be required to:

  1. view and sign your completed work journal;
  2. complete two (2) evaluations which aim to assess your professionalism and adherence to workplace policies for conduct and safety. One evaluation will due for submission following completion of week 3 (or part-time equivalent) and the second evaluation will be due for submission following completion of week 6 (or part-time equivalent) of your placement.

These evaluation forms are available for download from the unit Moodle site. It will be the students responsibility to ensure these forms are provided to their supervisor and subsequently submitted to the Assessment BLOCK on the unit Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Pre-placement checklist: MUST be completed and submitted prior to commencement of placement. Supervisor evaluations must be submitted in the week following their completion.
Return Date to Students Reviewed placement evaluations will be returned to students within 3 weeks of submission.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Your attendance and conduct during your placement will be evaluated by your placement supervisor. NOTE: you are required to make arrangements to discuss with your placement supervisor, your 3 and 6 week evaluations upon completion of the respective time periods.

Criteria included in this report:

  • Professional behaviour including:
    • arrival for shifts and readiness to work and complete workplace activities,
    • personal appearance and presentation (including Identification and correct CQUniversity clothing),
    • courtesy and professionalism in all communications and interactions within the workplace,
    • respect and attitude to staff and clients within the workplace.
  • Workplace capabilities including:
    • engagement in activities and positive attitude throughout placement,
    • initiative and self-directed learning during downtime,
    • request for assistance or clarification if unsure of procedures or activities,
    • ability to perform and complete workplace activities and follow directions and requests from staff and/or supervisor,
    • ability to work independently.
  • Compliance with health and safety procedures and policies relevant to the workplace.
  • Compliance with client and workplace confidentiality and privacy policy.

Please see placement evaluation forms on the unit Moodle site.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must achieve a pass for both assessment tasks.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

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

2. Apply the skills to work autonomously and as a member of a team to ensure efficient work processes.

3. Choose appropriate discipline specific and quality control procedures within workplace environment.

4. Communicate and solve problems in the workplace

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

1. Communication

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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