Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: n/s |
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.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
This course is no longer taking new enrolments. The last intake into this program was Semester 2, 2009.
This subject will examine in detail the pathophysiological conditions that affect the valves and thoracic aorta. Emphasis will be placed on the echocardiographic assessment of valvular abnormality, and severity grading of lesions. Simple congenital abnormalities and associated abnormalities will be taught. Abnormalities of the thoracic aorta will be taught with emphasis on atheroma, dissection, aneurysm, and trauma.
|Objectives:||• Subject Objectives: |
o on completion of this subject, students should;
o understand the pathophysiology leading to structural or functional dysfunction of the cardiac valves and thoracic aorta.
o Understand how to identify and grade severity of the valve lesions.
o Learn the range of abnormality likely to be encountered in different patient populations, including adult congenital heart disease.
o Identify which valvular abnormalities may be suitable for repair rather than replacement.
o Identify structural abnormalities within the heart not including valves. These will include atrial and ventricular septal defects.
o Understand surgical approaches to the management of valvular, septal, and aortic lesions. Identify which lesions may be amenable to percutaneous intervention.
o Understand the principles of evaluating the valve repair or replacement.
|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.|
|Recommended Texts:||Students will be provided with educational material via post|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.pharmacology.unimelb.edu.au/echocourse/|
Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography |
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