RAD1041 - Radiographic professional skills 1
2 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0416667 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader(s): Ms Ruth Druva
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
The psychosocial context of radiographic practice, including concepts of profession and professional ethics; legal obligations; concepts of health and illness and reactions to illness; biological basis of behaviour and its relationship to clinical practice; perception; cultural and social issues in practice. Practice skills for clinical placement, including maintaining a safe environment (radiation safety, infection control, first aid and safe patient movement); recognising ethical issues and behaving professionally, and communications.
On completion of the unit, students will have a basic understanding of:
- psychosocial factors which affect human behaviour;
- professional standards and professional ethics;
- communication theory; and
- how to maintain a safe working environment including radiation safety and infection control.
They will be able to:
- obtain and record information from individuals;
2. use appropriate observations and interviewing skills;
3. provide patients with appropriate levels of care;
4. think critically about social, ethical and professional issues;
5. integrate information obtained by observation in clinical settings with basic science knowledge and theory; and
6. recognise the variety of social, cultural and ethical perspectives that may legitimately be taken on health and health care issues.
Written examination (2 hours): 75%
Communication skills: 10%
Two clinical exercises: 15%
2 hurdle requirements (First Aid certificate and attendance at communication skills tutorials)
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging.