BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2 (8)


In this subject students will complete a second supervised clinical placement within a pathology setting and submit a comprehensive portfolio based on their experience. This provides students with the opportunity to integrate the theoretical knowledge gained in the subjects studied and practise and consolidate their skills in a clinical environment. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to reflect and critically evaluate their practice. Students will complete 150 placement hours as part of this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS351
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Subject restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) specialisation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate professional behaviour;
  • be able to explain how to collect, prepare and analyse clinical data and/or specimens;
  • be able to demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills;
  • be able to work independently and as a team member to solve problems and interpret data in a medical science workplace setting;
  • be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills within a multidisciplinary workplace;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of workplace health and safety and safe work practices relevant to the discipline;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to integrate information from various laboratory or other workplace sites in making decisions and to recognise appropriate responses to data discrepancies
  • be able to describe the procedures employed to assess the accuracy, reproducibility and validity of current laboratory methods
  • be able to reflect on their experience and maintain a portfolio identifying clinical / practical experiences and the learning that has taken place as a result of these experiences;


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Communication skills and professional behaviour (including career development and job application skills)
  • Collection, preparation and analysis of clinical data and/or specimens
  • Maintenance and promotion of safe work practices
  • Reflective practice and portfolio development

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 21 days duration. Students are required to identify an appropriate pathology laboratory and complete 150 hours of workplace learning in a pathology setting. Students are required to submit a clinical experience notification form prior to commencing their clinical placement and subsequently submit a supervisor assessment form and e-portfolio. Students will also complete other assessment tasks that examine the subject learning outcomes.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.