Microsoft Word - Critical Reflection Clinical Medical Imaging Practice 5.docx
Clinical Medical Imaging Practice 5
Critical Incident / Reflection Report
As with your previous clinical blocks it is important that you use the clinical
experience you gain to deepen and
oaden your developing professional
knowledge. An important part of your experience is to be able to use, adapt and
extend your knowledge (theoretical and professional) to deepen your ability to meet
the requirements of any aspect of the clinical workplace.
To support your clinical experience, and your understanding of the clinical learning
process, you are to write up one critical reflection. The submission date is noted on
the CMIP 5 Blackboard site and the Unit Outline.
Your report should reflect your ability to inte
ogate the clinical workplace, and be
commensurate with a student approaching graduation. As such this reflection does
not need to focus on a clinical case (though it can) but needs to indicate your ability
oader clinical community within which you work.
The focus of this year’s clinical program is for you to be able to demonstrate your
ability to meet the Standards set by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of
It is the responsibility of the Discipline of Medical Imaging Science to ensure
graduates from the program can demonstrate the ability to:
A. Professional and ethical conduct
a. practice in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with
elevant legislation and regulatory requirements
. provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and
c. assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional
d. advocate on behalf of the patient/client, when appropriate, within
the context of the practitioner’s particular division of registration
B. Communication and collaboration
a. communicate sensitively and effectively with patient/client and their
family of carers, and
. collaborate with other health practitioners
C. Evidence based practice and professional learning
a. apply critical reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges, and
. identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities
D. Radiation safety and risk management
a. implement safe radiation practice appropriately according to
diagnostic radiography standards
. protect and enhance patient/client safety
c. confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as
appropriate to diagnostic radiography standards
d. maintain safety of self and others in the work environment
appropriate for the diagnostic radiation standards
e. safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment
E. Practice in Medical Radiation Sciences
a. apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is
appropriate to diagnostic radiography
. apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation
c. use patient information systems appropriately
d. confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators
e. assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care
f. deliver patient/client’s care appropriate to diagnostic radiography
g. manage and manipulate 3D data sets for diagnostic image production
h. apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals relevant to diagnostic
F. Practice in diagnostic radiography
a. implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a
ange of patient/client presentations and complexities
. implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings
c. implement diagnostic computed tomography (CT) imaging
d. explain the principles and clinical applications of angiography and
e. explain the principles and clinical applications of magnetic resonance
f. explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging
g. explain the principles of mammographic imaging within the clinical
When writing your reflection keep these standards in mind, and perhaps use them as
a basis upon which you assess, analyse, and critique the topic of your reflective
Remember when writing up your reflection you should draw on learning from any of
the units you have taken over the course of the program. Your report should be
etween 1000 and 1500 words and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
Your discussion will be reviewed and assessed according to the levels, and their
descriptions, given in the Reflection Grade Descriptions.
Microsoft Word - Reflection Grade Descriptions CMIP 5.docx
Clinical Medical Imaging Practice 5
Reflection Grade Descriptions
Critical Reflection (90 – 100%)
There is evidence that the discussion has led to a fundamental change in the student’s
underlying understanding and / or belief. It is based in theory but with strong evidence of
knowledge being adapted and extended through reflection on experience. The student has
demonstrated insight into the practice of diagnostic radiography that is beyond that expected
of a student approaching graduation.
Reflection – Critical reflection (80 – 89%)
The discussion is a transition between Reflection and Critical Reflection.
Reflection (70 – 79%)
There is a strong sense that theoretical understanding has been adapted appropriately to the
workplace and to the maximum benefit of the patient(s). There is evidence of personal
development in the discussion, based on reflection on experience and demonstrating an
insightful approach to the practice of diagnostic radiography.
Understanding – Reflection (60 – 69%)
The discussion is a transition between Understanding and Reflection.
Understanding (50 – 59%)
There is evidence of good theoretical understanding and its application in the workplace. The
discussion lacks the sort of insight that would indicate the student’s ability to readily adapt
knowledge to the specifics of a clinical question / situation.
Non-reflection – Understanding (40 – 49%)
The discussion is rather disjointed but does demonstrate some evidence of Understanding. The
student’s ability to adapt knowledge and practice to meet the requirements of the situation
under discussion is not evident.
There is no sense of the writer’s understanding as it is developed from the theory. There are
unconnected thoughts which are not developed into a cohesive discussion. Plagiarised work will
eceive an automatic Fail.