LQB503 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning B

Unit synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to extend industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (normally a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related skills such as team work, ethical behaviour, safe workplace practices and reflective practice as well as building on your industry networks will support you in your transition to professional practice. Your placement should be relevant to your course of study and must be approved by the course co-ordinator and the unit co-ordinator before you commence. This unit extends your learning from LQB502.

Faculty
Faculty of Health
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Summer, 2017
20 November 2017 - 16 February 2018
  • Gardens Point
Semester 1, 2018
19 February 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Gardens Point
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Gardens Point
Summer, 2018
19 November 2018 - 22 February 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2017: $1,131
2018: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2017: $4,056
2018: $4,284
International student fee
2017: $4,056
2018: $4,452

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
LQB502
Anti-requisites
LQB501, LQB504-3
Other requirements
Completion of 144 credit points in LS40 and approval of LS40 course coordinator

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
20 November 2017 - 16 February 2018
Fee type
Commonwealth Support
Restrictions
This unit is only available to students enrolled in LS40 or SC40 Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Notes
QUT students in a Commonwealth Supported Place undertake this unit on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

Unit outlines

Coordinator

Name
Dr Kerry Manton
Email
kerry.manton@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 6214

Rationale

It is important for Science students to have opportunities to integrate their university studies with experience of professional practice. Furthermore, Work Integrated Learning can increase graduate employability through the development of workplace skills and through building professional networks in the industry.

Aims

This unit aims to provide you with the opportunity to apply, practice and extend knowledge and skills developed in your studies through a supervised work placement.

Learning outcomes

Completion of this unit requires you to provide evidence of having achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Apply your discipline-specific knowledge and complex reasoning skills in a workplace.
2. Demonstrate your capacity to work independently and collaboratively.
3. Understand and demonstrate responsible and ethical conduct in an organisation.
4. Demonstrate excellent record keeping, critical thinking, troubleshooting and planning skills and keeping up to date laboratory book reports.
5. Demonstrate effective information retrieval skills and written and oral communication.

Content

The preparation for your work placement will include the following topics: Health and Safety in the workplace, ethical practice, reflective practice and report writing skills. Other content in this unit will be specific to your work placement.

Approaches to teaching and learning

Throughout the placement you will liaise with your academic and industry supervisor to support your learning. You should contact the unit coordinator if any concerns arise during placement.
You will have opportunities to reflect on your developing professional practice on placement and cases and procedures that you have undertaken through completing laboratory workbook reports. Your academic supervisor will give you feedback on your laboratory book entries and on your placement overall.
Acceptance into this unit will be based on successful completion of prerequisites, and the completion of a number of workplace requirements.

Assessment items

Name #1: Workbook
DescriptionThis assessment consists of an initial placement proposal and daily laboratory book entries. The placement proposal will be submitted prior to the start of your placement and will be written in collaboration with your placement provider. This will include details of work placement, including the location, dates and required working hours and details of specific workplace requirements and your supervisor's expectations. The aims and objectives of the placement (with clear details of milestones and expected tasks to be completed), and how it relates to your career aspirations. You will provide details of any training required, occupational health and safety requirements, dress code and personal protective equipment requirements. You will complete daily entries in your laboratory workbook which will describes the aim, methods, data collection, results and interpretation of your daily tasks. Your laboratory book entries should also include troubleshooting and summaries of your achievements. This task is assessed by your unit coordinator/teaching team according to the marking criteria and guidelines provided.
Weighting35%
Due dateContinuous
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Name #2: Presentation (Oral)
DescriptionYou are required to present the outcomes of your research or a case-study from your placement in the form of an oral presentation. Your oral presentation will be given to a group of QUT academics, researchers, industry professionals and/or Biomedical Science undergraduate students. You will be assessed on the content and quality of the delivery of your presentation and the use of appropriate software (such as PowerPoint) according to the marking criteria and guidelines provided.
Weighting50%
Due dateEnd of Placement
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 4 and 5
Name #3: Placement Performance
DescriptionSupervisor assessment. You will demonstrate an understanding of health and safety, and develop skills and professional capabilities during your work placement. You will be assessed by your supervisor, using the marking criteria sheet provided, on the application of your discipline-specific knowledge and skills, your capacity to work independently and collaboratively and your ability to demonstrate responsible, professional and ethical behaviour.
Weighting15%
Due dateEnd of Placement
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3 and 4

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

There are no specific materials required for this unit. You may be asked to refer to materials by your supervisor in the workplace, or by your Unit Coordinator. You may be required to obtain a Blue card and immunisations and there may be other mandatory requirements that also will incur some cost for the student. You may be required to supply personal protective equipment, including fully enclosed shoes.

Risk assessment statement

You are required to abide by the occupational health and safety regulations of the workplace and QUT regulations. You are also required to complete appropriate occupational health and safety inductions specific to the workplace to a satisfactory level before commencement of your placement. By following these safety guidelines you are insured by Queensland University of Technology during your work placement.
You are required to read the document 'Managing your rights, responsibilities and safety on placements' produced by the WILS team and disclose relevant health information as specified in this document. Students who are pregnant at the time of their placement also have particular disclosure requirements, as detailed in this document. Personal or medical information must be disclosed for example when there is an increased risk to the student or others, an impediment exists where adjustments to tasks will be required and/or if there are specific religious, cultural or family requirements.
All accidents, incidents and critical near-misses should be reported to the industry workplace safety supervisor, the unit co-ordinator and reports made to the Faculty of Health OH&S manager, QUT.