Sonographic Practice Capstone PG (10166.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Perform the skills and competencies as outlined by the ASAR competency standards for the entry level sonographer;
2. Critique topical issues in relation to their own practice and exercise reflective and critical analytical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information;
3. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and inter-professional relationships and evaluate their role in providing support and enabling informed choices;
4. Integrate safe ergonomic principles and workplace safety regulations into clinical practice; and
5. Critically analyse the quality control and risk management procedures and policies impacting on professional practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10159, Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation PG; and
10160, Introduction to Ultrasound PG; and
10161, Abdominal Ultrasound PG; and
10163, Vascular and Postoperative Ultrasound PG; and
10164, Paediatric and Superficial Parts Ultrasound.
CorequisitesEnrolment in Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, AND
10162 Obstetric Ultrasound PG OR 10165 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PG
Assumed knowledgeUltrasound physical principles and scanning skills that would be gained from the successful completion of the units 10159 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation, 10160 Introduction to Ultrasound and in the units 10161 Abdominal Ultrasound, 10163 Vascular and Postoperative Ultrasound and 10164 Paediatric and Superficial Parts Ultrasound. Students must have a clinical sonography training position or have access to a clinical sonography training site.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Internship||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Internship||Ms Karen Pollard|
All readings for this unit are available via the Canvas site by direct link (Reading Lists). There is no prescribed textbook for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to achieve a passing grade in this unit, all assessment items must be satisfactorily attempted and submitted. Students must achieve the satisfactory completion of all assessment items and must also demonstrate competency in clinical skills assessment in 5 of the 6 areas outlined in the ASAR Standards for the Accreditation of Sonographer Courses (http://www.asar.com.au/resources/ASAR_Accreditation_Standards.pdf p.19.). Evidence must also be presented in Smartabase that the required clinical hours have been met.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment items will be moderated to ensure consistency and equity. Moderation of assessment items will include all failed submissions and a selection of other graded assessment items in each cohort in adherence with the Faculty of Health guidelines.
- Students are expected to actively contribute to online, topic based discussions throughout the semester.
- Students must have a concurrent clinical placement or training position in order to complete this unit.
Required IT skills
Access to the Internet and UCLearn/Canvas site are essential.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves a clinical placement or workplace experience.
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisations, recording of relevant details in InPlace etc), which must be completed prior to commencement of your placement; refer to Placement Requirements.
The unit also involves workplace assessments and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient and site confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items. Any ultrasound related images or materials presented must be de-identified. Failure to remove identification will result in a zero mark being awarded.
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.
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