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BRCP700 Assignment
Pass mark 70% Please spend time developing this throughout the Semester!
Due Date
Word Count 3000
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging, you need to meet the programme’s Graduate Profile and MRTB Competencies (next page). This assignment requires you to give evidence of your knowledge, skills, attributes and experience that verify you meet these outcomes, with consideration of the BRCP700 lecture themes.
A minimum of five topics in total have to be covered in the essay which must include:
• Legal, ethical, safety or quality requirements
• Departmental or national policy, protocols or processes
• Leadership skills

All three of the topics above must be included in your essay. Some might be covered twice e.g. you might cover the HPCAA as well as QA Audit.
The following are optional topics. You could choose up to two of the following:
• Effective intra or interprofessional teamwork
• Current or emerging practices, or technologies
• Changes or issues related to the profession or health care services; can include anything raised in the media or very recently published research

Critical elements to be demonstrated are:
• Interlink to the Graduate Profile and MRTB Competencies e.g. [GP2, MRTB 1.1h]
• Acknowledgement of relevant governing bodies, laws or policies e.g. Health Quality and Safety Commission
• Use of research evidence (possibly more qualitative in nature) to underpin analysis. The methods should be described with some critical evaluation of research methods (see example).
• One critical appraisal of your performance using Gibb’s Cycle of reflection. This must be a meaningful Yr 3 clinical experience.
• Examples of clinical experiences and application of theory to practice

Rubric 40 – 36 35-28 27-20 19-9 8-0

Professional, requirements

40%
Evidence clearly and comprehensively demonstrates a valid understanding of the professional requirements and competencies that must be adhered to in your role as a practitioner. Evidence demonstrates mostly valid and /or comprehensive understanding of the professional requirements and competencies that must be adhered to in your role as a practitioner. Evidence demonstrates limited understanding of the professional requirements and competencies that must be adhered to in your role as a practitioner. Insufficient evidence of the professional requirements and competencies that must be adhered to in your role as a practitioner. Insufficient or no evidence of the professional requirements and competencies that must be adhered to in your role as a practitioner.
30 – 27 26 – 21 20 – 16 15 – 9 8 – 0

Evidence of research

Governing bodies, policy or law

30% A comprehensive range of appropriate literature is used effectively to support the evidence. Research methods accurately described and critically evaluated.
Links demonstrate an excellent knowledge of governing bodies, law or policy A range of appropriate literature is used to support the evidence provided. Research methods described with some good evaluation.

Links demonstrate a very good knowledge of governing bodies, law or policy Some appropriate literature is used to support the evidence provided. Research methods described with limited evaluation.

Links demonstrate a some knowledge of governing bodies, law or policy Use of literature is limited and /or does not support the evidence provided. Little or no description or evaluation of research methods.

Little knowledge of governing bodies, law or policy demonstrated Literature does not support the evidence provided. No description or evaluation of research methods

No knowledge of governing bodies, law or policy demonstrated
15-13 12-10 9-7 6-4 3-0
Critical appraisal using Gibb’s Cycle and practical examples
15% Evidence clearly demonstrates your ability to validly and insightfully reflect on and critique your performance as a practitioner. Excellent examples of clinical experience and application of theory to practice. Evidence demonstrates your ability to validly reflect on and critique your performance as a practitioner.
Good examples of clinical experience and application of theory to practice. Evidence demonstrates some ability to validly reflect on and critique your performance as a practitioner.
Some examples of clinical experience and application of theory to practice. Limited evidence of your ability to reflect on and critique your performance as a practitioner.
Little or no examples of clinical experience and application of theory to practice. No evidence to demonstrate your ability to reflect on and critique your performance as a practitioner.
No examples of clinical experience and application of theory to practice.
15-13 12-10 9-7 6-4 3-0

Academic standard

15%
Themes and theories from BRPP700 lectures are very apparent.

Excellent level of analysis and standard of academic writing, structure, succinct editing and accurate APA. Supporting resources in Appendices. Themes and theories from BRP700 lectures are apparent.

Good level of analysis and standard of academic writing, structure, editing and accurate APA. A couple of supporting resources in Appendices. Limited themes or theories of BRP700 lectures seen.

Level of analysis and standard of academic writing, structure and APA not quite at Yr 3. Little or no themes of BRP700 lectures seen.

Level of analysis and standard of academic writing, structure and APA below Yr 3. No themes of BRCP700 lectures.

Level of analysis and standard of academic writing, structure and APA well below Yr 3 expectation.

*NB. The BRCP topic is worth 10% of the assignment total so added to this grade.
Essay section example: Compare this to the marking guide.
During placement in the Emergency Department an issue arose with an inappropriate request (GP2 & 8; MRTB 1.4c). The referring doctor only completed clinical history for traumatic injury to the pelvis, yet also requested a cervical spine. Given the need to complete imaging quickly, a Radiology Assistant (RA) was asked to return the request card for more history. In hindsight it may have been best for an MIT to do this, as the card came back simply stating the projections needed. The referrer was brisk when I again returned the card. He stated that it should have been obvious the patient had suffered a high velocity accident which justified the cervical spine. According to the Code of Safe Practice 5 (2010, S2.1a) each examination needs written justification, which I could have said, however due to the tension of the situation I believe returning the card served as sufficient reminder (MRTB 1.2c).
A study published in the British Journal of Medicine, which is ranked fourth among medical journals (2016, para. 6), assessed the quality of ED referrals for abdominal, cervical spine and ankle x-rays (Serre et al, 2009, p521). The study, which spanned two years and included 9,025 patients, found a reduction in the number of abdominal x-ray referrals (but not cervical spine or ankle) after the introduction of a referral guideline. Given the large scale of this study, these findings reinforce the need for MITs to ensure referrers follow established imaging pathways. My clinical experience has also reminded me it is necessary to check for a valid doctor’s signature and that consultants may have their own imaging protocols, particularly for orthopaedics.

Graduate Profile. A graduate of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging will be able to:
1. Meet the MRTB Competencies Required for the Practice of: Diagnostic Imaging General.
2. Work as a reflective practitioner independently and/or as part of a medical imaging team and/or multidisciplinary team to perform radiological procedures.
3. Practise radiography safely and ethically according to the requirements of the registering body (MRTB), current legislation and codes of safe practice for the safety and welfare of patients.
4. Critically appraise their performance to advance their own professional practice.
5. Engage in research to ensure currency of practice.
6. Apply a range of learning strategies to new contexts/situations.
7. Be conversant with current and emerging technologies as they apply to medical imaging.
8. Establish and maintain effective workplace and patient relationships.
9. Practise radiography respectful of diversity.
10. Apply an understanding of bi-culturalism to medical imaging practice.

MRTB Competencies Required for the Practice of: Diagnostic Imaging General
You must have a thorough read of these before/during the write up of this essay. View via the MRTB website or the link:
http://www.mrtboard.org.nz/assets_mrtb/Uploads/Competencies-Standards-and-Guidelines-Mar2017.pdf

Gibb’s Cycle of Reflection
Original publication:
Gibbs G (1988) Learning by Doing: A guide to teaching and learning methods. Further Education Unit. Oxford Polytechnic: Oxford.

Other suggested resources to revise Gibb’s Cycle:
http://my.cumbria.ac.uk/Public/LISS/Documents/skillsatcumbria/ReflectiveCycleGibbs.pdf
https://www.ukessays.com/services/example-essays/nursing/a-nursing-reflective-piece-on-a-lack-of-leadership.php