Principles of Echocardiography

Subject 360-868 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Off campus
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: n/a
Total Time Commitment: It is estimated that distance education students will be required to spend approximately 120 hours through a combination of studying course materials, reading nominated texts, journal review, practice worksheets, assessment assignments, and in identifying and integrating the information within their clinical practice.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This introductory subject examines the basic physics and mechanisms of ultrasound generation, and how the information is manipulated by commercial ultrasound machines in order to produce real-time image generation. The subject will explore different types of ultrasound imaging including one, two, and three-dimensional imaging; and Doppler imaging and colour flow imaging. It is important students understand how the process of ultrasound generation can influence discrimination between objects, but also the creation of artefact. Because the primary focus of this course relates to transoesophageal echocardiography, the issues of safety, probe handling, cleaning and disinfection, and complications of the procedure will be examined in detail.
Assessment: Open book multiple choice question exam 50 questions per subject (80%). Self assessment modules in the workbooks (20%). The University reserves the right to review these worksheets if there are any doubts about the authenticity of the students work, or to monitor student progress.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to:
  • Evaluate the safety and practice of echocardiography within an institution.
  • Enhance time utilisation.
  • Improve written skills and problem solving skills.
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